Briefly, husband and I pulled daughter out of the public school system after she completed 5th grade. She has been enrolled in a private Lutheran school. She is currently having severe academic problems. About a month ago we took her to see a neurologist to rule out Asperger's syndrome, as her brother has been diagnosed recently and some of her behavior is similar (no real friends, not much interest in them either.) Neurologist says I'd like her to see child psychologist. We've been seeing her for about a month. Upshot of the matter is psychologist thinks if she is on the autistic spectrum she is extremely low, but her ADD is very evident, and her behavior is typical of a kid not diagnosed early, and also of a child who endured years of bullying and abuse in public school. husband says I don't know what to do with her come high school time, her school only runs through eighth grade and I'm terrified of the local high school. Psychologist says (and I quote) Oh I would NEVER have her attend a public school again. I don't know if it showed on my face, but I was definitely startled; I have had that sentiment ever since we pulled her over a year ago. But I thought Well that's just me and what do I know and besides do I really think any private school is capable of dealing with her .... yada, yada, yada. It would seem I knew more than I thought. Still don't know what to do about high school, but we're working on it.