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Finding the right school

Checklist: What to Look For on a High School Visit

By The Understood Team

High school should prepare students for success after graduation, whether the students plan to attend college or vocational school or get a job. Here are some factors to consider as you decide which high school is right for your child.

Looking for a school that’ll be just right for your child? Check out GreatSchools.org, where you can search for schools in your area and find out which ones will serve your child best.

How is the school environment?
What is the staff like?
Does it feel right for my child?
Does it work for me?
What are the academics like?

About the Author

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The Understood Team is composed of writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.

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Jenn Osen-Foss, M.A.T., is an instructional coach, supporting teachers in using differentiated instruction, interventions and co-planning.

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