What are the options for a family that chose not to apply to privates for an 8th grade boy? I feel like I really screwed this up.
DS wants to go to HSMSE, we prepped and he did well on the practice tests, his grades are good (all above 93) and he always got 4s on state tests. We are also looking at NEST and Columbia Secondary. No interest in religious schools, single-sex or boarding.
What do I do if he gets assigned to some terrible high school? Do we just show up at Avenues with our checkbook and beg? Move to Bronxville? What are the options for good students who don't want to play the private game?