Crash course in choosing a high school

Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, the lowdown on AP classes, and a handy school tour checklist.


10 key questions for high schools
Choosing a high school? Don’t do it without getting the answers to these questions! Format: Article

Free printable school tour checklist
Format: PDF

All about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams
The AP program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses while they are still in high school. Format: Article

Inside Design Tech High School, a project-based learning school
Design thinking is a proven method of inquiry and exploration, like the scientific method. At this project-based school, students approach projects through the lens of design thinking. Format: Video (4:37)

Inside a performance-based learning school
Performance-based learning means that students get to learn at their own pace. See how adopting this model changed student outcomes at Lindsay High School.Format: Video (4:11)

What is International Baccalaureate?
Is IB right for your child? Learn how International Baccalaureate schools, programs, and classes work for elementary, middle, and high schoolers. Format: Article

Vocational and CTE schools
Is a vocational or career and technical education (CTE) program right for your child? Learn how some high schools integrate apprenticeship-like training into curricula. Format: Article

Should I send my child to a single-sex school?
Learn more about single-sex schools, and what advocates and detractors say. Then decide for yourself. Format: Article

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