So much of this blog has been focused on my own experience, which has been cetered around picking an elementary school. The Notebook, a local periodical dedicated to educational reporting in Philadelphia, regularly publishes it’s Annual Fall Guide to High Schools. This year’s guide is downloadable from their website and includes info on:
- Getting oriented
- By the numbers
- Gathering advice
- Applying to charter schools
- Learning more about the schools
And this year’s guide includes info on the competitive admissions at many District high schools and on a variety of college prep programs. The Notebook also maintains a corresponding resource page chock full of online resources, including the current guide and past guides.