When making the decision on which high school your child should attend, it is important to look at the selection requirements that the school follows. Ask them how many applications there are, how many new students enroll into the school yearly and see if there are any placement tests that have to be taken before the enrollment process can start.
If you live in a an area where public transportation is used as opposed to school buses, it’s a great idea to have your child take a trip to and from the high school that he is considering via public transportation to see how long the trip takes. Factoring in the travel time seems to play a large role in the high school decision process.
Entering in high school is a very important step in your teen’s educational career. Teens are fragile at times when it comes to change but they are proved to be resilient when supported. Anything that you as a parent can do to help instill confidence in your child to put his best foot forward when it comes to his education is wonderful. There may be some stress involved when it comes to choosing the right High School but working with your child, keeping the lines of communication open, and doing a little bit of research will make it run a little smoother. Take heart, this will be great preparation for the next big step, college!
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