3 Things to Consider When Moving Kids to a New School District

by Dusty Rhodes on Jan 03, 2024  in 
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Families can find themselves in new communities for a number of different reasons and this can mean moving to a different school district. Moving is stressful enough but changing schools can make things all the more difficult. For homebuyers with children, moving to the right school district is a major factor in choosing where to move. Education is one of the most influential factors in a child’s development, so it’s understandable that many parents take this into consideration when looking for a new home. For these reasons, it is important to research the different school districts in your area so you can decide which is best for your family. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right school district for your child.

1. Academic Curriculum

If your child will be changing school districts, one of the most important factors to consider is the curriculum offered by the school. The curriculum basically encompasses the overall academic approach of the school including the specific skills that will be taught, the method of assessment, and specific subject areas that will be addressed. It also includes the types of  additional academic support for children with special learning needs. You want to make sure the curriculum aligns with the needs of your child and offers a balanced approach to learning. You can learn about the curriculum by contacting the school administrator and you can also schedule a time to meet with teachers and even observe a real classroom.

2. Academic Performance of the District

Another important factor to consider is the academic performance of the district as a whole. You want to research information about graduation rates, test scores, and college acceptance rates so you can get a glimpse at the quality of education your child would be receiving from this district. Have schools in the district earned awards, accolades, or special recognition for achievements or specialized programs? Where have students from the district been accepted to college? What other extracurricular activities or achievements does the district have to offer? All of these are critical aspects of what a school district has to offer and how well it is performing.

3. Extracurricular Activities

Aside from academics, extracurricular activities are also an important part of many student’s lives. You want to research what extracurricular activities and programs are offered by the district that might appeal to your child’s interests. This may include things like sports and athletics, arts, music, theater, community service, clubs, and leadership activities. When selecting a school district, it is important to consider the school as a whole, and not just one area. You want a school that prioritizes both education as well as access to extracurricular activities that build confidence, social skills, and leadership.

Dusty Rhodes