Celebrating an Independent Education

The Value of Choice in Elementary and Middle School

by Erik Carlson

It may feel like much about school life is pretty automatic.  Your child attends the local school in the district and shares a class with anybody of similar age from the neighborhood.  They generally learn the same topics at about the same pace as most other schools who follow the mandates of the Common Core.  At the end of the year, they take a standardized test to make sure that the school is still performing according to expectations and they get promoted to the next grade level if they pass the class.  What  can be missing in this automaticity are relationships and intentionality, both of which can be difference-makers in the growth of young children and early adolescents.When parents decide to exercise their choice and enter a

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Posted on: 01/ 09/2017 03:30 PM Comments (0)

Admission for Next Year Starts Now

by Erik Carlson

It may feel as if your child has just begin the school year, so the last thing on your mind is the best school option for next year.  After all, your focus now is about making this the best year it can possibly be.  You are thinking about homework policies, after school care options, and transportation arrangements.  You will get to next year, well...next year.  Sure, you are in the culminating year of your preschool or elementary school or middle school, but there is plenty of time to explore options, right?

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Posted on: 10/ 21/2016 11:57 AM Comments (0)