Where do kids in Samarkand/Hidden Valley go to school since, per demographics, it's obvious they're not in Adams (and Hope Dist. kicked them out)?

Asked by SB Professional, Santa Barbara, CA Thu Jul 11, 2013

Please be candid. These neighborhoods are lovely and full of "professional" families, but with house prices so high, private school tuition squeezes already tight budgets (pretty much forget about saving for college, vacations, etc.) ... these kids can't all be going to private school. Do most go to charter schools (and if so, how hard is it to transfer into them)?

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Suzanne Kalj…, Agent, Santa Barbara, CA
Thu Jul 11, 2013
A lot of families do go to Adams - they have a good PTO and have been working on test scores. Some transfer to Open Alternative, you need to apply to get accepted - but it is a public school. And some do go to private schools. Santa Barbara is fortunate to have several good private options that are reasonably affordable. You can email me direct if you need more information.
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Thanks for the helpful info. That would be great if Adams became more diverse. It's unfortunate that some schools in town are so "segregated" (for lack of a better term.) We'll take a look at Open Alternative, too, particularly if there's not a competitive lottery or wait list. Much appreciated!
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Jim Alzina, Agent, Santa Barbara, CA
Fri Jul 12, 2013
The face of Adams has really changed in the past couple years. Test scores are on the rise and the school is becoming more diverse every year. A lot of the neighborhood kids are coming back to the school as they see these changes have been made.
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Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the feedback.
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