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Private School, Religious School or Public School – Is There Another Way?
- July 26, 2013
- Posted by: Randall Reiners
- Category: Picking the Best School
As parents, one of the things that drive many large life decisions is the key educational decision for your children – where do you want your children to be educated? If you think about it, this decision can even drive decisions long before you become parents. For instance, when you find and court a mate, many times thinking ahead about how you want your children to be raised can be reflected in this decision. Also where you buy a home and what the schools are like in that neighborhood is one that parents agonize over. Likewise if religion plays a heavy role in your life if you should steep your children in that value system will also predicate where you send your children for schooling.
As you can see it’s a complex decision and not one made lightly. Very rarely do children end up at a school because it just happened to be down the road. Educational institutions especially public education of a city and county nature can vary widely in the standards and levels of care they employ in meeting proficiency of students. And while private education often elevates the levels of proficiency, they also elevate the bill by the same order of magnitude. Many times private education especially in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area can be as expensive as a college education. The religious schooling option can pull a column from public education and a column from private education, seemingly meeting all the needs of the parents who choose this option. The twist comes in meeting the needs required of a employable and happy adult in the future. Employers don’t usually care if your child is proficient in the religious doctrine of your faith. They care that their new-hires are able to understand concepts relevant to the job at hand and they don’t have gaps in their knowledge because it didn’t work into the religious pedagogy.
The solution for more and more students is the Yorktown Education method. We have core beliefs that drive our students forward in ways other schools public, private and religious can’t possibly stand up to. They include:
- Yorktown’s curriculum standards are higher than other Texas Schools. The core curriculum is targeted towards the College Board’s Advanced Placement standards and the new National Common Core standards.
- Yorktown wants all students to earn A grades in every subject. Our mastery program aims for students to learn at a 90% plus level and we find almost every student can do this in almost every subject.
- Yorktown students often work to higher-grade levels in subjects they like, or have already mastered. Our policy of allowing students to move ahead keeps them engaged and happy, not bored with school.
- Yorktown Education’s dual enrollment college credit program puts our students above other schools. Our students can take more college classes, and a wider variety of college classes, than any other high school in Texas.
- Yorktown pays for our student’s first 30 college credits (A full year of college!). Yorktown wants all our students to be ahead of others for college admissions.
- Yorktown students receive more direct individual and small group instruction from teachers than any other non-special education school.
- Yorktown wants students to receive in-depth learning in special interest subjects. Yorktown students develop “Do What You Love” advanced coursework positioning them for preferred college admissions, scholarships and successful happy lives.
Is there a better way? We believe so. The Yorktown Education way better prepares children for the future, minus the frustration of children who hate school because it doesn’t meet their needs.