Guest Column: Finding the right school for your child
If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.
As Mississippi prepares to commemorate National School Choice Week later this month at 30 events across the state, many parents will begin evaluating the educational opportunities that are available for their children.
Believe it or not, seats in schools are already beginning to fill up for the 2014-2015 school year. Interest in school choice – the process of actively choosing a public, charter, magnet, private, or online school – is high. That means that waiting until the spring or the summer to begin researching schools for your children could restrict your options.
No handbook or tipsheet can truly guide parents through the entire process of selecting a school, because choosing schools is an individual experience that will be unique to every family.