Choices in schooling is becoming the trend in education. There are 31 different private, religious and charter schools besides the traditional public schools in Franklin county.
There are so many High Schools to choose from, it has become like a college search for many, as parents look for a school that will challenge their students. Families are attending open houses, talking to students, asking about school culture, campus safety and academic rigor.
According to state enrollment figures, more than 70% of High School students attended a traditional Public High School last year. Private schools are becoming more competitive for incoming Freshman seats.
Columbus Academy an independent coeducational college preparatory school in Gehanna typically has 3 applications for each of its 20 – 22 freshman openings.
Columbus School for Girls, central Ohio’s only high School for girls, is an independent college preparatory school accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools. They have had over 100 inquires for it’s 18 freshman seats next fall.
High rated local charter schools, like Graham School in Clintonville and Arts and College Preparatory Academy –which are tuition free public schools are also reporting high levels of interest.
Traditional Public Schools
are responding by marketing their strengths and adding variety to their offerings. Expanded options include Virtual High School, revamped Technical Academies, and special programs in math, science, and technology.