I don't live in NYC. dc will be out-of-zone in the upcoming school year but really want to stay in the same high school. All of dc friends are in this high school and dc knows no one from the zoned school. We tried applying to attend out-of-zone and the district is making it very difficult. We are gathering paperwork to appeal but I do not know if it will be approved. An apartment that is in-zone just becomes available. It will be a big stretch financially and it will cost me 12K more a year. I can wait for the district's decision and hope that it is approved. If it's not, I will probably have one week to find another apartment that will definitely cost even more. What should I do?