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Hello! My 14 year old nephew has been in a private international school near Cascais. My sister´s (single mom) business has taken a downturn, so that she was not able to pay second semester of tuition last year, and now A. has not been able to return to school this year. So currently he is at home. I have repeatedly pleaded that she enroll him in public school but she feels that the public school system in PT is not of very high standards. Question: does anyone know if there is a public school near Cascais which has classes for very intelligent students. Thanks....have attempted googling this question with no luck.

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I have never heard of schools specifically for very intelligent children or with high IQ (it's one of those things like polygraphs that we don't take very seriously...). But, of course, there are good schools and bad schools, and here are the rankings of last year, as published:

http://www.publico.pt/rankings-das-esco ... secundario

or here

http://expresso.sapo.pt/ranking-das-esc ... 13=f840093

Mind you, there has been allegations of fiddling with marks, etc

My nephews and nieces basically started life in private schools and then switched to public school around that age or so. Almost all 13 (so far) went to good universities and, again, almost all that finished were employed straight away.

Is your sister home schooling your nephew?

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Yes, he is currently being home schooled but he is not sufficiently challenged. Thanks for the links...and will pass on the info about your relatives....

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For me it's difficult to accept that homeschooling is better than a so-so school with a lot of back-up at home... But maybe your sister doesn't feel up to help him if he studies in Portuguese?

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For me it's difficult to accept that homeschooling is better than a so-so school with a lot of back-up at home...

I'd also think that the combination of a so-so school with homeschooling (maybe in different languages?) might be the challenge that your nephew is after? It's worth a try!

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