Pre-application Parent Checklist

Many parents ask themselves how they can best help their child in the high school selection process. There are a lot of things to do before submitting an application. Some tips: 

__ Be thoughtful and realistic about your child’s strengths, gifts and talents. There is a right school for everyone.   

__ Ask your child what he or she wants in a high school, and discuss with teachers and counselor. 

__ Be mindful of the stress and pressure this process can have on your child. 

__ Attend open houses; get a feel for the academic program and school culture. 

__ Attend sporting events, concerts and plays at the schools you are considering. 

__ Schedule a shadow day for your child, if offered. 

__ Activate your application account

__ Review eligibility

__ Understand application process

__ Research high school programs

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