Define Your Child’s Needs
Some children work better in a structured learning environment, while others thrive in classrooms that allow students to guide the process. Look at a school’s curriculum and disciplinary policies to determine whether the environment will be a good fit for your child. Education.com suggests specifically looking at factors like whether the school stresses group projects over individual assignments, homework policies, and discipline practices. Find out if the school is doing everything it can to help students learn, regardless of students’ backgrounds, disabilities and learning styles.
Beyond test scores, look at how successful the high school's alumni are. Are they attending first-rate universities that you hope for your child? Are their students immersed in rewarding occupations, if your child is considering a vocational route?