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.
The student-teacher ratio is reasonable.
The school works to prevent problems and help every child succeed.
I know and agree with the school’s policy on handling behavior problems.
The school actively works to prevent and deal with bullying.
The school is safe and clean.
Few students are expelled or suspended, and violence is rare.
Afterschool sports, clubs and activities are available and encouraged.
There is a school psychologist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and case worker to support my child.
Teachers and specialists are trained to recognize and work well with children who have learning and attention issues.
They know how to deal with discipline and behavior issues and have a written policy.
Teachers seem knowledgeable and are qualified to teach their subjects.
My child likes the school and would fit in.
The school is supportive and has the proper resources for my child.
The school can serve my child’s unique learning needs.
The method of teaching at the school supports my child’s learning needs.
Regular education and special education teachers work together.
The school is near my home or convenient for my child to get to.
I like the policy for watching my child’s progress and keeping me informed.
There are parent-teacher conferences as needed.
There is a balanced amount of quality homework.
The school emphasizes academics and does a good job of teaching.
The school does well on standardized tests.
There is a modern library, wireless and Internet access, assistive technology, and a computer lab.
Students do well after they graduate.
The Understood team is composed of passionate writers, editors and community moderators, many of whom have children with learning and attention issues.
Jenn Osen-Foss, M.A.T.
Apr 17, 2014
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