How to Graduate From High School Early

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN learning how to graduate from high school early should know it won’t come easy. They’ll have to meet with their high school counselor to map out a plan and should expect a heavy course load, including taking additional classes online or in the summer, to fulfill graduation …

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Consider Different Types of Public High Schools

1. Charter schools are designed to be different. Charter schools are public schools run by independent groups, usually nonprofits, that have more freedom to do things differently, says Claire Smrekar, associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University. For example, schools may have an atypical school calendar or …

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What to Know About Charter High Schools

“Going to a large, comprehensive high school wouldn’t have worked for her because of who she is and her personality,” he says. But what is a charter high school? There are about 7,000 charter schools in the U.S. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, charter schools made up …

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U.S. News Releases 2019 Best High Schools Rankings.

“Charters and magnets have autonomy over decisions that allow them to not only create a program and culture that they think will be successful, they also have the autonomy to act quickly over things that matter, so they can respond to areas of weakness, or adapt to challenges,” Campbell says. …

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Magnet vs. Charter Schools: Differences Explained

Both models – when compared with the long history of traditional public schools – are relatively new. Magnet schools came into existence in the late 1960s as districts looked to encourage voluntary desegregation by attracting diverse groups to enroll around specific academic specialties. Charter schools followed in the early 1990s, …

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15 High School Graduation Gift Ideas

Gifts for grads When they toss their hats into the air, high school graduates begin the transition to postgrad life. Whether the student is college-bound, taking a gap year or jumping into a career, mark this important time in every grad’s life with a gift that shows family and friends …

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Metro Areas With the Most Top-Ranked High Schools

As part of its revamped Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News has broken the results into metro areas. Using the same methodology as the national rankings, schools are grouped into metro areas according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Following standards set by the Office of Management and Budget, this means …

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How International Student Exchange Programs Work

EVER SINCE SHE SAW AN online ad about international student exchange programs, Linda Brouwers, from the Netherlands, says she dreamed about living in the U.S. She was able to fulfill that dream through EF Education First, a Switzerland-based international education company. Brouwers spent one year as an exchange student at …

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