High school is not only where one makes and experiences probably the most wonderful and unforgettable moments of his life. As you make your momentous decision on where you’re going to study in college, you also get to examine yourself closely to know if you are ready for college.
A good choice of high school provides you with the privilege and opportunity to experience high quality education and better yet, assesses you to become college-ready even if you’re still in your senior years. Top schools hone their students to excellence in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs that include collegiate subjects and courses.
Television programs and other entertainment media help in informing the masses on the importance of choosing the right high school for their children. The U.S. News has just released their list of the Best High Schools 2012 rankings for the information of students and their families. This edition includes data on approximately 22, 000 public schools with the top 4, 877 ranked nationally. Those belonging to the top 4, 877 received gold, silver and bronze medals as proof and reward for meeting the national level criteria based on state assessment scores and the rate of students who pass AP and IB tests. Families will also be able to check out state rankings of high schools for comparison purposes and for the families who just moved in a state. The Best High Schools will also cover on school rankings by district and the country’s best magnet and charter schools’ standing.
Remember that not all schools featured on the Best High Schools Rankings are suitable for your son or daughter. They serve only as guide for your search. It would be best if you handle the gathering of high school information (like state assessment scores, school environment, etc.) personally. This way, you can be assured that you are enrolling your child in an ideal school where he can become the best as he can be.