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The idea of a high school on Tract K is RIDICULOUS! There simply is not enough land to build one. The school would be without many amenities that a full size school provides. There would be no room for an auditorium, gymnasium, football, baseball and soccer fields.Kids go to school primarily for an education, but education is more than just in the classroom, it is found in a well rounded educational experience. Without the aforementioned amenities the Marco student's education would be "one dimensional" and our kids would miss out on the experiences of athletics and clubs simply because the school would be too small to accomodate these activities. There is a high school now on Marco but how many attend? It is not attractive in the sense if your child wants to be a part of a sports team or band, they would miss out. I persoally wouldnt send my child to a Marco Island High School.Another reason for not building a school is the lack of socialization that woud be found. Contrary to popular belief, MOST marco students attend their zoned school which is Lely.Lely for those in denial...is the REAL WORLD. Lely is a D school primarily due to results on an FCAT test. The school does not educate D students. The school annualy graduates hundreds of scholar athletes equally intelligent to their counterparts in Naples, Gulf Coast and Barron Collier. The top 10% students at Lely are no less inferior to any school in Naples. The people on Marco need to get over the idea of coddling their kids and keeping them on the island. Send your kids to YOUR school.....LELY and let the fields open for all our citizens. One last thing...for those of you that send your kids to Naples ad Gulf Coast instead of Lely, SHAME ON YOU! You are the guilty ones when the Lely scores come out....You are the ones that send your kids to other schools based on "perception". Perception is not always reality...What are you telling your kids when you send them to other schools that most of their peers do not aattend?? That it is OK to run away..The right thing is to participate in the process and by doing so, you reverse the trend. The Marco Charter school is no more an A school as Lely is a D...why? Because that school is made up of a group of students that come from a socioeconomic backround tat lends to superior testing. The Lely group as it involves a large percentage of middle to lower socioecnomic individuals is simple a lower rated school based on demographics. Bring the average East Naples resident from the Manor and educate him at MCMS and tell me you will retain an A rating??? HIGHLY DOUBTFUL. BOTTOM LINE...MICMS IS A PRODUCT OF THE ENVIRONMENT. There is no magic being performed there!We dont need any more schools here on Marco...use the land for fields and tell Mr Thompson to ELIMINATE SCHOOL CHOICE AND OUT OF ZONING AND THE POPULATION PROBLEMS AT LELY AND GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOLS WILL VANISH!
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