Charter Vs. Public Schools

For many of us, as parents, it's a tough decision: should we send our kids to a charter school, or to a public school? Is there any difference at all? Public schools follow a strict educational system that is a standard educational program in all schools across the country. Regardless of your child's grades or abilities, public schools are all made the same, offering equal rights (and demands) for all students.

Charter schools, on the other hand, can also be considered public schools (in a sense that they do not charge tuition), however, they offer much more freedom to the children they accept. Working towards improving children achievements, charter schools have become popular over the past decade and continue to gain popularity. While both charter schools and public schools are easy to apply to and are not paid for, charter schools often offer a higher level of education, mainly because they focus on students strengths and consequently, later on, have a higher rate of their alumnus accepted to colleges and universities.
If you wish to make sure your child will get a more personal approach, which public school simply cannot provide, charter schools is a fantastic (yet free) alternative to a standard public school education. Another fundamental difference is that charter schools have a higher standard in some of the school's key areas, such as the selection of teachers, and make bigger emphasis on parents' involvement in children's learning process.

While public schools may seem like the most logical and natural choice for vast majority of parents, Charter schools, despite being established just a few decades ago, is a very advantageous alternative worth considering. We recommend reading up more material about particular schools in your area, but definitely do keep all your options open, and perhaps go and visit them, so you can compare and form your own opinion.

This is why we strongly recommend parents consider Magnolia Public Schools for their children's education. We are a college-prep school that places emphasis on a STEM program of teaching.You can find our further details about our curriculum by visiting our site 
What Are STEM Schools?

STEM school is one of those terms you hear so often, yet have no idea what it really is, or should you consider it for your child's future or not. Let's begin by saying, that STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, which naturally brings us to the conclusion, that it is designed for children who innate interest in these subjects. Despite the fact that STEM schools tripled their jobs and only gained popularity over the past 10 years, the interest in STEM schools is continually growing and is expected to grow by additional 17% between until 2018.

Because science and engendering are considered to be more advanced subjects, you will mainly find STEM high schools, however middle schools that specialize in STEM exist as well. If your child exhibits extra ordinary math abilities, love building things or loves experimenting and testing everything for himself, there are several STEM options to consider. You can choose to send your child to a STEM specialty school where every student takes part in the curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a second option, you can send your child to a regular school, which has a STEM program within itself, or, as a third option, opt in for a residential school, where students live on campus. Depending on your child's will to express themselves in this area and subsequently build a career around one of these subjects, you will be able to choose from a variety of options that are in front of you.

Not all STEM school are made the same, so it's essential to find out exactly, if the school you are intending to send your child to is right for your kid. While there are supporters and critics of high-specialty schools, if your child wish to explore their technical side, why not help them in the best possible way?

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