I hope you all don’t mind coming along for the ride, because my recent posts about debating between private and public schools are just the beginning. And I have a feeling that I’m going to be talking a lot about the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Choices Program in the months to come. The program includes magnet schools, which is likely to be our first choice for the boys’ middle and high school education. But I know very little about the process of getting into a magnet school, so I’ll be learning as much as I can about the process, the options, and how we can maximize our chances of getting the boys into our preferred school.
I am definitely grateful to have the magnet option, because I’ve determined that our default middle and high schools are unacceptable. They have low or average testing scores, are located in not so great neighborhoods, and don’t have great reviews on the GreatSchools site.
I was poking around on the eChoices web site when I discovered that they’re holding an informational fair (pdf) on Saturday, Nov. 1. We’re going to attend and hopefully make a good start in learning how to navigate the whole magnet school process.