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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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1.

DaveT    

I'm so much first-er than the rest of you woot woot

555 days ago
2.

News Flash     

I'll second that!

555 days ago
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News Flash     

If she only knew this is training camp for marriage.

555 days ago
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DaveT    

Looks like things are working out for her, good news, private school should be nice, 'specially compared to our jokes of public schools, few exceptions being around

555 days ago
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krasovitz    

Searched long and hard for those two words, eh. heh.

555 days ago
6.

Black    

This girl needs a parent

555 days ago
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Stiletto    

No...she is NOT going to school like any other normal highschooler...she is going to some pampered princess academy where the gangbanging mudpeople can't get to her. I'm fine with that.

555 days ago
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jayman419    

I'm still confused as to why her father swooped in out of nowhere and took control of her money.
Seems shady to me.

555 days ago
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EasilyHard    

She needs Highschool 4 what? Shes loaded

555 days ago
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Truth    

MEHHH... MORE SH*T TO THROW IN A PLOTLINE. IMMA SURE THE PRODUCERS ARE HAPPY. NO DOUBT MODERN FAMILY EPISODES ARE STARTING TO APPEAR LAME (USUALLY DOES WHEN COMEDIES JUMP THE SHARK) BUT WITH THE TWEENER GOING TO HS THE PRODUCERS GONNA ASK HER WHAT SH*T HAPPENED IN SKOOL AND FEED IT INTO FUTURE EPISODES. POINT BLANK. LAME! #TRUTH!!

555 days ago
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cari    

Good for her, her mother is a psychopath! What kind of woman sells out her children?

555 days ago
12.

Diamond Goddess!    

Ah, yes...here comes Ariel, rising out of the publicity swamp to tear a piece of attention away from Kimye, Felony Blohan, and the dead Biebs' paparazzi!!!
lol
Nice try.
(I still think this fam's cray would easily put the Blohan's to shame, were we to know every deet! Just a feeling I get.)

555 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

Good for her! I'm glad she's getting an opportunity to have some sense of a normal life. I hope she continues in a positive direction!

555 days ago
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patsfan4life    

Good for her, how a mom could betray her own daughter is disgusting. It's difficult enough bring a child star, this mom could've driven this child to a series of bad decision making

555 days ago
15.

Deadpool23    

good for her

555 days ago
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