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Alternate Routes to High School Success

Is high school holding your ambitious student back? There are alternatives.

Insider tricks for assessing high schools

Our resident school-choice expert offers deal-breakers and red flags on assessing high schools from a distance.

What is an early college high school?

Is your child eager for a challenge and prepared to tackle college-level academics in high school? If so, early college high school may be a perfect fit.

Mind the high school gender gap

A close look at California test scores show girls lag behind boys in far too many subjects in high school – especially STEM subjects like geometry, physics, and chem.

10 key questions for high schools

Choosing a high school? Don't do it without getting the answers to these questions!

How to choose the right high school

Learn the three things to look for in a great high school.

Crash course on choosing a high school

Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, out-of-the norm high schools (IB, single sex, and vocational), and 10 questions to ask.

Reading problems in middle school and high school students

It's never too late! Learn how teenagers can dramatically improve their reading skills.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips From the Pros

Teachers and literacy coaches give timely advice on preparing your child for higher level reading.

Middle and High School Reading: Tips for Students

Teachers and a high school student give practical advice for becoming a successful reader in middle and high school.