By Susan Winlow
Michael Cerin had attended David Weir K-8 Preparatory Academy since he was in the third grade. When he started it was simply called David Weir Elementary School and was a traditional elementary school.
The 13-year-old was eager for a taste of a traditional sixth- through eighth-grade middle school when he ended his seventh-grade year last year, and, he said, his mother wanted to ensure he would be prepared for high school. He went off to B. Gale Wilson School with no thought of returning to David Weir.
But there were some problems, along with some grade slippage this year in a couple of classes he previously excelled at and that concerned Melisa Johnson, his mother. Michael said his mother allowed him to make the decision as to whether to stay at B. Gale Wilson or return to David Weir.