The Austin Independent School District reports 5% of the approximately 91,000 students eligible to attend have opted for private or charter schools. Parents, looking for an alternative to the government run schools, are gravitating to schools whose emphasis is on the classical skills of math, grammar, rhetoric, logic and reading comprehension.
Parents Looking for Alternative Educational Choices
In South Austin, for example, several private schools, academies and pre-kindergartens have opened over the last ten years. Parents have embraced these alternative schools for a variety of reasons. The most common being an emphasis on religious or alternative educational methods, smaller class size, more personal attention, stronger gifted programs, and a policy of greater academic rigor. Recently, a growing number of parents have commented that they want to avoid school programs that teach to standardized tests.
Austin City Schools Helps You Decide
It appears the rate of changes in enrollment from public to private is increasing. A great source of placement guidance is Austin City Schools (www.austincitykids.com), a consulting firm that helps parents make comparisons between public, private and charter schools options.
Choose the School That’s Best for Your Child
There are more educational choices than ever before. Some Christian, some private, each is a little different in approach, methodology and emphasis. There is clearly something for everyone. Children have an innate desire to learn, when given the opportunity their potential is realized.
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Private schools provide an alternative to parents who want to send their children to quality schools, but who don’t want to spend the kind of money Austin’s top school districts require.
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