Toolkit Printables & Tools:
Prospective High School Questionnaire
Finding the right schools starts with asking the right questions. This brief questionnaire will help get the process started.
School Placement Binder-TOC
Organization is a necessity with this process so create a dedicated binder or file folder to keep you on task and organized. Our School Placement Binder and File provided access for parent and child to have easy access through this process. And if you have the luxury, use a white board or chalkboard to keep a visual reminder of the status of your search.
ROADMAP TO HS_SUMMARY WORKSHEET
This simple summary worksheet should be completed separately by child and parent after a school tour or visit. It served as a quick reminder of which school was which after touring more than a dozen schools. It also allows you to keep the process in order by confirming what assets you have sent and when.
Joseph Renzulli’s Interest-A-Lyzer is a great tool to get the conversation started about your child’s interests and use it early in the process to guide your initial school choice options.
16 Personalities– Learn about your personality type and consider how it can help guide your school choice. Since the dawn of time, humans have drawn up schematics to describe and categorize our personalities. From the four temperaments of the ancient civilizations to the latest advances in psychology, we have been driven to fit the variables and complexities of human personality into well-defined models. Personality is just one of many factors that guide our behavior. Our actions are also influenced by our environment, our experiences, and our individual goals.
SCHOOL COMPARISON WORKSHEETS-
The single most useful tool in our Toolbox was this completely overwhelming at first spreadsheet that helped in the initial search for RIGHT FIT schools. It’s a great way to get started and help narrow the search, but don’t freak out, you probably won’t need all of this information. Just decide which is the most relevant and delete the rest based on your preferences and priorities. The attached EXCEL spreadsheet link is the high res printable version that will be most useful.
PALNYC ROADMAP TO HS SPREADSHEET_Public High School
PALNYC ROADMAP TO HS SPREADSHEET_Independent High School
HAVE OTHER TOOLS THAT YOU CREATED OR FOUND THAT MAY HELP OTHERS? Please feel free to share links or send us an email and we’re happy to share with others.