"I just want to take this opportunity to thank the folks at
Greatschools.net for developing the "Choosing a School" worksheets! I
have been researching high school options for my rising 8th grader for
some time now, and I am still undecided. These worksheets will definitely
help me narrow my choices! Thank you!
"Were looking for a great school district in st Louis or Jefferson county
that will accommodate my sons speech delay. Can anyone suggest some that
they've had personal experience with. Thx "
"i am looking to move to the Idaho Falls area and am looking for a great
school that fits my childrens needs. Like a councelor, maybe some special
math classes for my ADHD child and a more teacher child ratio. A school
nurse on compass would also be a plus .
"I Have a child who has 2.5 credits and is 16yrs old. She was in and out of
Foster care ,Treatment facilities And is now Home with Me her Mom this has
caused my Daughter to get so behind no one wants to take the time to teach
Her. WHAT IS A MOM TO DO AT THIS POINT?????
Please, I need insight in this VERY important
"I'm looking to move into the Surprise or Mesa AZ area, and I'm looking for
a school, that is recommended for special needs children.
"If one comes from a back ground of physical activity/exercise and
athletics and schools are a place of EDUCATION/LEARNING, than why can
parents choose a school system that promotes this. Just as parents can
choose a school for their support in religous beliefs why can one choose a
school system that supports athletic beliefs?
"What are the best middle schools for a top student who needs some ESL
"I think this was a great article, and a great starting point to give low/
middle class parents the quick refernce basics that they need to arm
themselves with once the realize that there zip code baised their economic
status determines the quality of education that there child will be
receiving!!! It's the beginning of loads of general info that will help
put them on the path that will be most benefical to there children's
education and family needs!!! As a parent who believes that education is
the most important journey that a parent must take in leading there
children to the education that all americans have the right to, I find it
just a shameful that due to all of the political misguidence we've faced
and continue to face in this country we've taken our eye off the prize
which is EDUCATION! We live in one of the most fortunate countries, we
shouldn't be forced to look for a a great education, outside of our
communities, or have to jump through holla hoops, and most im!
portantly not be buried alive in debt to get it!!!"
"this was very helpful, I'm not happy with my sons school he is zoned to go to. this helps in picking a school. my child did not do his work and the teacher would not lat him have a snack the other kid got one infront of my child."
"Thank you so much for the information you have provided. It is too bad our individual schools and the system itself does not see the importance of offering this to parents. (esp. ones that are just starting out) We have special needs and it is hard enough at times to get the assistance for an average child, almost feeling like you are the only one interested in the child that has special needs. God Bless"
"I am in need of before school care for my 5 year old kindergartener in the columbia area. I've found lots of good schools, but none that can accomodate her before 7am (I am a nurse and have to be at work by 7am and have no family members who can help). Does anyone have any suggestions? I am open to any and all!"
"As well, we are a military family, too and must try to adapt to the constant changes forever present in our lives. These are excellent tools and very helpful. Thank you for your time in preparing it so others may benefit!"
"Great articvle, We are a military family and move often, I love these guides/ worksheets."
"You covered a lot of great points. I would like to add that leadership has a role and was left out. The principal is a major factor that will establish goals and an environment that the teachers and students feel ready to teach and learn at a specific school. The School District will perform up to the goals set by the Superintendent for many of the same reasons. Leadership is what creates of eliminates a common divide between the educators and the administrators. Good leadership will lead our children into the proper environment."