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5 Lesser-Known About The Concept of Alternatives to Traditional Schools

As a parent, you want to get admission to your child in the best school. Most of the children get education from the traditional public schools but sometimes, there is a possibility that your child is not performing well in these traditional public school. Some signs that show that your child is not performing well in the traditional public school are that your child is unhappy, your child is being bullied by other children, your child is getting bored in the school, your child is not satisfied from the teaching staff and your child is not able to accept challenges of traditional public schools. Under such a situation, it is necessary for you to look for another option. Here, we will discuss 5 lesser-known concepts about the alternatives to traditional schools.


1) Independent studies programs

The parents and their children who are not satisfied with the traditional public schooling can get education from the independent studies programs. The schools which are offering independent studies programs allow their students to pursue a specific topic or subject. There is a faculty advisor for the assistance of these students but it is not necessary for the students to attend classes just like other schools. The best way to get an idea either facility of independent studies is available for your child or not, you should visit your local public school. Their faculty members can provide you with full detail about the independent studies programs. 

2) Specialized high schools

There are some schools that are offering intensive study programs in certain subjects, these schools are known as specialized high schools. The most important example of specialized high schools in STEM schools. Its reason is that these STEM schools focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. On the other hand, our local public schools focus on all the subjects. Along with these STEM schools, there are also schools that focus on arts subjects only. In these arts subjects, there come drawing, painting, dance and singing etc. If you are interested in STEM subjects, you can join STEM schools. On the other hand, if you are interested in Arts subjects, you can join such schools which are studying arts subjects. It is also a fact that these kinds of specialized high schools are very selective in their enrollment. Therefore, if you want to get admission in these schools, it is necessary for you to fulfill their needs. 

3) Charter schools

These charter schools were started in the 1970s. These charter schools are also just like our local public schools. Its reason is that these charter schools are also funded by the local government but there are some characteristics of the charter schools that distinguish these schools from the local public schools. First of all, these charter schools are not tied to a specific curriculum. Therefore, they can show flexibility what they can teach and how they can teach. Secondly, these charter schools can also bring innovations in the teaching methods. These innovations are not widely accepted by other public schools. Thirdly, they also involve the parents in the selection of the curriculum for their children. It means that parents can provide their own suggestions about the selection of the curriculum for their children. Like local public schools, education in these charter schools is also freely available. 

4) Boarding schools

Sometimes, there is a possibility that as a parent, you are not able to pay enough attention to the studies of your children due to tight office hours. Under such situation, boarding schools are the best choice for you. Its reason is that these boarding schools take your children for the whole academic calendar and they don’t allow them to go to their home on a daily basis. As a result, they take care of your parents and they also study the students on their own guidance. As a result, there are rare chances of your child to spend his valuable time on aimless activities. 

5) Homeschooling

Nowadays, homeschooling has become a legal alternative to public schooling. Homeschooling allows the parents to complete the education of their children at their own home. For this reason, parents can teach their children by themselves or they can also arrange a tutor for their children. The most important benefit of homeschooling is that parents are the boss of their children and they can easily show flexibility in their scheduling. While studying their children at home, parents can easily get an idea about the burden of studies that their children can bear. As a result, they divide their course accordingly. 

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