To par­ents con­cerned with Howard re­dis­trict­ing: Wilde Lake is a good school

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Much of the con­cern over the pro­posed Howard County school re­dis­trict­ing ap­pears to be a mis­ap­pre­hen­sion over the qual­ity of a Wilde Lake High School ed­u­ca­tion (“Howard County re­dis­trict­ing set­ting up op­po­nents to look like racists,” Sept. 6).

My two sons are re­cent Wilde Lake grad­u­ates. Like so many of their class­mates, they had an ex­cel­lent and re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence there. Both were ac­cepted at com­pet­i­tive col­leges and both have since em­barked on suc­cess­ful ca­reers.

Wilde Lake of­fers the same AP and GT classes as the other Howard County high schools. It has the same dis­tin­guished teach­ers and staff. It has mu­sic, the­ater and arts pro­grams that are equal to or bet­ter than the rest. If your stu­dent is smart, well-pre­pared and in­dus­tri­ous, your stu­dent will do just as well at Wilde Lake as at any other of Howard County’s fine high schools. And with the pro­posed in­flux of River Hill stu­dents, I think we can ex­pect those test scores (which are al­ready above the statewide av­er­age) to im­prove to ev­ery­one’s sat­is­fac­tion.

I say to any Howard County par­ents who may be af­fected, it’s a great school, and your stu­dents can help make it even greater.

Dick Boul­ton, El­li­cott City

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