Much of the talk in education these days is surrounded by options and finding the right fit for your children. Traditional schools are being challenged to change their pedagogies to find the right ones for any select group of students. It is a challenging time in education and one that even challenges the parents and how they are to provide for their families. Nevertheless, there are a multitude of options out there that families can select. Right now, you can choose from anything from a traditional public school to a charter school to even the opportunity to homeschool your kids. Let’s take a look at what each of these options provide.
In a traditional public school setting, there are many ways for you child to interact with others. It will have many kids from the neighborhood and it’s a great way for the child to form many lifelong relationships. Your school will promote the values of the neighborhood and test your students based off of district standards. This is different from a charter school in that a neighborhood school serves everyone and it’s a great way to ensure that your student will have many friends in the neighborhood. A charter school is a bit different in that they operate off of their own charter. They have to apply to the district and are granted the ability to use their own curriculums that are not associated with the district’s plan. This will allow for you to find a charter school that specializes in a topic or a focus that is important to you and your student. For example there are charter schools out there that have an art focus or a math focus. Each of these are meant to attract students and families that are passionate about those types of teachings. It is really quite interesting to see how that can impact a place of learning. Moreover, the charter schools still have your student take the testing of the district, so you can see how your student falls in context to all of the other students in the district.
For many neither of these options work and that is where the opportunity to have your students homeschooled is a boon. Homeschooling programs allow for you as the parent to customize the information that your child receives. There is a lot of misinformation out there, so being able to disseminate the proper information to your student may be something that you value. It is also the opportunity to share the values that are close to you. Cornerstone Christian Schools have their own Christian curriculums that many families demand. They have the opportunity to educate your students on the values of the Christian way and that is something that many parents have come to treasure. If this is something that you think you will be attracted to, give it a try and see if there are any curriculums that may work well for you and your family. You will be able to find something that works well for your family.