I've been thinking about this all summer. Living in Wisconsin, we get to choose any public school our child wants to go to, even if it's out of district, as long as we provide the transportation. Right now, difficult child autistic son goes to a school that has at least some diversity. There are many Native American kids who go there, plus some hispanics and a few (just a few) African Americans, like him. So he doesn't stand out much, and is really well accepted there. My daughter is AA/caucasian. She goes to our home school, which only has nine girls and about fifteen boys. She is EXTREMELY popular. The problem: My daughter is eleven so I'm thinking ahead. Nicole is at the age where girls and boys have "fake" boyfriends/girlfriends. Basically, they just say they like each other...lol. I don't really want Nicole to "go there" at ALL right now, but I do notice that, although the "coolest" boy at school named her as the "coolest" girl, the boys don't choose her as their "girlfriend." Right now, of course, this is not a big deal--I couldn't care less--but I'm thinking down the road and am wondering if it would be better to send her to the school my son goes to. She is making a good name for herself there because she is a top star athlete and is playing Pop-Warner football (you read it right--tackle football) with boyx mostly from THAT school, and she is so good at it that she has a large male admiration society there. Although she's a great athlete, Nicole is feminine looking and very pretty, but she's darker than the all white kids at our school and she hates her hair (it's beautiful). She refuses to do anything with her hair but pull it back in a severe ponytail. I'm wondering if it would be better to switch her to the school that has more diversity. I just don't know if the boys, once they hit dating age, in our school district will date a child who is partly black, and Nicole is VERY social and is going to care. At the same time, she is also a star at OUR school, and has tons of friends. In the other school, it's larger and she doesn't know everybody. I spoke to her today about it, and she isn't sure what to do. I did NOT tell her to think about switching because of the diversity. I told her that the other school has a much better athletic department, and it DOES. Am I being silly? Nicole enjoys her school and I don't want to mess things up. But she is an Learning Disability (LD) student and one of the only biracial kids in the whole school. WWYD? THanks in advance.