Move to Ojai results in net gain for Pecor Ventura County Star April 22, 2009
By Rhiannon Potkey
Along with improving his tennis, Pecor wanted to be challenged academically when he arrived in Ojai.
He decided to skip the eighth grade and enroll at Nordhoff High as a freshman.
The honor student goes to class in the mornings and trains at Weil in the afternoons.
Pecor could have taken the home school route that has become all the rage in junior tennis, but his parents believe Nordhoff was a better option.
“It’s been something we have thought about, but we like the social atmosphere of the public school,” Bill Pecor said. “I am sure he will probably take a class or two down the road, but he really enjoys the high school environment.”
Pecor will be missing classes this week while trying to win his first Ojai title in three attempts.
Whether Billy Pecor is in public school or not, it doesn’t appear that he has a typical student’s life. Best wishes for Billy Pecor.