Over the course of raising five very different children, we have explored several different educational options, including neighborhood public schools and a handful of charter schools. For many years, we chased after the best education, playing musical schools in search of the perfect fit. By the time our oldest child was in the seventh grade, he had attended six schools.
In the process of trying a variety of schools that offered different types and qualities of education, we have learned a thing or two that we are excited to share with you. Now that our oldest two kids have started college, we are seeing the results of their educational journies. If we had it to do over again, we might choose a slightly different path, but learning is always a winding road of self-discovery. Today, we are thrilled to share our hard-won experience and perspective with you.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why we left the neighborhood elementary school in search of a different educational option
- How we landed in the charter school system, and what we experienced at three different charter schools
- What is was like to transition to the (massive) neighborhood high school after several years at a tiny charter school
- Why we feel that the extracurricular options a school has are vital to the overall educational experience (especially in high school)
- How we discovered that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence
- Why we feel that education includes much more than academics alone
- What led us to believe that AP classes are not always worth it
- Each school comes with its tradeoffs (and some big ones we navigated)
- Even the best schools have their issues
- How we learned that there is no right or wrong way to educate your child
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