At the beginning of August we received a phone call for a charter school in our area, stating that they had accepted our kids for the upcoming school year. It was not an easy decision. In the beginning, the number one factor that convinced the kids to give it a try, was the fact that school didn't start until 8:15am. Our regular middle school required them to catch a bus at 6:50am. They strongly disliked the idea of having to wear a uniform. Although I will say that Abby was the one excited to not have to worry about her outfits everyday. I love the whole theory behind the uniforms.