How Parents Can Recognize A Good School For Their Child
- 18 July 2020
- Posted by: ryan
- Category: Tutoring
Canada is unique due to the fact that the school system isn’t controlled or funded by the government. This leaves the responsibility of the system to individual provinces department of education. This means that practices and policies will vary from province to province. With this level of control you need to do as much research as you can. Below are some tips to help you in your search.
LOCATION – There has been conflict about school choices, which varies considerably depending on the city or province. For example, Edmonton parents can send their child to any school in the city and Manitoba parents can choose any school in the province if there are open spots.
REPUTATION – This is one of the most important factors to consider. This is measured by how many students move on to attend the best Canadian Universities. Any school you research should be able to provide these numbers.
QUALITY – Just like the location varies so does the quality. Although some are poor, most are excellent in what they offer. One good thing that most schools in Canada have is that if it is well-run, well-supported and well-funded, the quality rivals any in the world. Even in schools that has average lows, the students that take full advantage of the opportunities will receive an excellent education.
UNDERSTAND YOUR CHILD – The school you attended might not be the best choice for them. Assess your child’s needs, strengths and overall personality and compare that to the academic criteria of the schools.
MAKE A LIST – Don’t settle on just one.