A School-Picking Way for THIS Century
Louis Wilen, a sharp-eyed reader in Olney, Md., reminds me of something important I left out of my list of 10 ways to pick the right school. (See the blog item just below this one.) His message:
Here is an add-on to your "tip #3. Visit the school and ask to speak to the principal. Picking up the vibes within the building is useful. Is it well-maintained? Do the walls have lots of recent schoolwork?"
Visit the prospective school's web site. Is it well-organized? Do announcements about upcoming school events appear prominently? Are school successes highlighted? Is the site appealing to the eye? Does it include a list of upcoming college visits and other college application information?
There is a direct correlation between the quality of a school's web site and the quality of a school. If you don't believe me, then take a look at the web sites for the "top 100" schools and then take a look at the web sites for the lower-rated schools. In most cases, the web site of a school is a nearly perfect reflection of what goes on in the school. Show me an organized, up-to-date, appealing, informative web site, and I'll show you a great school.
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