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Finding the right school

Checklist: What to Look For on a Middle School Visit

By The Understood Team

Compared to grade school, both the social scene and the academics are more complicated in middle school. So it’s more important than ever for kids to feel comfortable in their school’s culture. Here are some factors to consider as you decide which middle school is right for your child.

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How is the school environment?
What is the staff like?
Does it feel right?
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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Ginny Osewalt is certified in elementary and special education, with experience in inclusion, resource room and self-contained settings.

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