Different types of schools (a breakdown)

  • Types of public schools:
    • Traditional public school
      • public schools are operated by local, state and federal government funds
      • need to abide by standards, teachers must have appropriate licenses as mandated by the state and federal government, what is taught is determined at the state and local level
      • average teacher salary: around $44,876
    • Charter school
      • charter schools are free but usually applications must be submitted, spaces are limited
      • anyone can apply for a “charter” to open a school, the state grants charter and provides some funding for 3-5 years, if school fails to meet performance it closes
      • teachers can make decisions about what and how material is taught but must always “perform”
      • average teacher salary: around $46,837
    • Magnet school
      • magnets schools specialize in areas such as technology, science or arts. They are free, students are admitted based on achievements or through a lottery
      • created in the 1970s as a tool to desegregate schools
      • are usually based around districts instead of towns
      • average teacher salary: around $46,324
    • Public virtual (or online) school
      • an option for students to study online as dictated by the public school system. carries same requirements as a traditional public school.
    • career and technical programs
      • high schools that prepare students for technical jobs
      • usually part-time with a typical high school
  • Types of private school
    • Traditional private school
    • Boarding school
      • private school that provides food and lodging, faculty and staff often times live on campus as well
    • Montessori school
      • “Montessori is a way of teaching that honors each child’s individuality and interests, the teacher prepares the classroom, inviting children to explore and learn through hands-on activities.”
      • average teacher salary: $30,000
    • Private special education school
      • private schools that support specific learning differences
    • Parochial school
      • a religious private school that receives it’s funding from a local church
    • Religious school
      • private institution with a religious affiliation, funding comes from tuition

Sources:
https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/types-of-schools/
https://www.usnews.com/high-schools/best-high-schools/articles/2017-04-25/consider-different-types-of-public-high-schools-for-your-child

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