Skyline & Oakland Tech HS for kid with ADHD & anxiety
I have an 8th grader with a 504 for ADHD plus other mental health issues and we're looking at high schools for next year. My kid is incredibly smart but carries a lot of self-conscious anxiety, self-loathing, and perfectionism so she gets all A's but the work takes an excruciatingly long time & induces lots of anxiety & conflict. We have experienced cutting, disordered eating, school refusal, and panic attacks that led to passing out in the last year, but thankfully, she has really come a long way in the last few months. So, we are looking for a high school that has counselors and a supportive atmosphere, so she'll get passed her self-consciousness & tries something new, so looking at clubs & other afterschool activities.
She has old friends who all want to go to the same school, and the consensus is Tech or Skyline. I have always thought Tech was far and away the better school, but I've been told that Skyline has changed a lot.
I'd love to hear anyone's experiences with either school, whether your child has a 504 or not. And just to be clear, we are not able to afford private school or and homeschooling would be a disaster!