Understanding Different Types of Schools

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Choosing a School for Your Child: Resources and Information for Finding the Right One

Your child will spend at least 16,000 hours at school from kindergarten through grade 12. That's only one reason why it’s important to select a school that will allow your child to thrive. The Web offers solid resources and information to help you in choosing a school for your child that meets their needs and those of your family.

Understanding Different Types of Schools

With choices ranging from public, private, charter, magnet, independent and parochial schools, how can you find the right one? Before you get overwhelmed, read this guide to find the best Web sites for understanding different types of schools.

Insights for Understanding Different Types of Schools

  • Charter schools are public schools that are privately managed by a team selected by parents, teachers and community members.
  • Magnet schools are part of the public school system but offer a specialized curriculum.
  • Parochial schools are church-affiliated private schools and function like independent schools.

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