Choosing a School for Your Child: Resources and Information for Finding the Right One
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.
- 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.
- Independent schools are nonprofit private schools, governed by elected boards of trustees.
- Parochial schools are church-affiliated private schools and function like independent schools.
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