How To Enroll My Child In School

Vanguard students smiling at the camera after enrollment.

Your child’s school can significantly impact their future!  Most children start school at the age of 5, and many children end up spending their entire childhood at the same school or within the same school district.  As such, it is essential to find a school that is not only highly rated and esteemed within your community, but also one that meets your family’s unique needs.

Before deciding on a school for your child, there are several essential factors to consider first. This article will go over some of the most critical elements to view for school enrollment.

Questions to Ask

There are several critical questions to ask a school before enrolling your child there to determine whether that school is the best fit for you.

For example, determining if the school follows a specific curricular approach (e.g. Montessori, Classical, Waldorf, etc.) can significantly impact a family’s enrollment decision.

You may also want to ask questions about the school’s track record. For instance, what are the school’s most significant accomplishments and what are the teachers’ required certifications and qualifications?

Additionally, asking about extracurricular activities and enrichment opportunities can be very helpful when making an enrollment decision.  Does the school offer study abroad programs?  What about AP classes?  What are their athletic and arts programs like?  Questions like this will help you decide whether the school will be able to fulfill your child’s extracurricular needs.

The more questions you ask, the better.  Deciding which school to send your child to is a significant life decision, so it is worth finding out as much as possible to make an informed decision!  For a comprehensive list, please visit our article on questions you should ask when visiting a school.

What to Look for in a Good School

There are many qualifications to consider when looking for a “good” school.  For example, the school’s academic and extracurricular achievements, standardized test scores, local and national rankings, college acceptances, and awarded scholarships are all factors that should be considered when making an enrollment decision.

At The Vanguard School, over 99% of our graduates attend college, and our students score significantly above average on standardized tests and advanced placement exams.  Additionally, over the past nine years, students at The Vanguard School have been awarded over $39 million in college scholarships.

Additionally, U.S. News and World Report ranked The Vanguard School as the #1 school under “Colorado Springs Metro Area High Schools,” and #4 in Colorado, with a scorecard of 99.14/100.

For a more in-depth guide on how to find a good school, visit our article on what to look for in a great school.

How to Pick the Right School for Your Child

Decide what your expectations are and write them down.  Ask questions based on your list and, if possible, go on a tour of the campus. Finding the right school for your child can feel like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and support, you will be able to find the best fit for your family.

Why Choose The Vanguard School?

The Vanguard School is a tuition-free, highly-rated, and esteemed charter school for grades K-12.  The Vanguard School is the school of choice for parents seeking an institute where their child will prosper and be challenged to grow in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Enrollment Process

At The Vanguard School, the enrollment process is a simple 3-step process. Please visit our enrollment page or call our Enrollment Office at (719) 471-1999 x101 to learn more!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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