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Ariel Winter

I'm Going to School

For the First Time

1/4/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0103-ariel-winter-TMZAriel Winter's about to do something she's never done before -- attend high school like a normal kid, and get this ... she can't wait to go ... TMZ has learned.

The "Modern Family" star is now enrolled in a private school in the L.A. area and will start attending classes later this month ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

It's a big change for Ariel because we're told she's always been privately tutored.

According to our sources, producers at "Modern Family" are "thrilled" and will happily schedule shoots around the girl's classes.

We're told Ariel has been "flourishing" in her sister Shanelle Gray's home, where the rules are strict.  Sources say Ariel's happier than ever, and producers have noticed a big, positive change in her mood.

As we previously reported ... Shanelle became Ariel's temporary guardian after allegations surfaced that her mother, Chrystal Workman, was emotionally abusing her.

Ariel's attorney and father now have control over her considerable finances -- $75,000/episode -- as per a settlement hammered out last month.

We've got 2 words for Ariel: cafeteria lunches.  

Good luck!


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This is sad , she is too sheltered, & overworked .. No childhood leads to addition & other personality issues ( not always ,) but far too often . Needs a little more reality in her life

659 days ago


Good for her!

659 days ago


Good for her! It's one of the best things she can do and I'm sure she'll do well and have lots of fun.

659 days ago


Dad's already planning on how to spend her money.

659 days ago


man she wears a GOB of make up for a 13 year old. She shouldn't be wearing any at all

658 days ago


yess!!!! cafeteria lunches!! i miss those spicy chicken sanwitches :( no fast food can compare.

657 days ago

A mom    

Not all parents are capable of parenting. Good she has an older sister who can take care of her

651 days ago


Her last name got me thinking about the winter... I know I'll be wearing my Gerbing's heated gear when I'm riding my motorcycle this winter. But enough about Ariel, let's talk about Sofia!

392 days ago
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