A few of my favorite tips for navigating the choice/lottery landscape:
- If you are satisfied with your existing school options, don't feel like like you have to apply because everyone else is. Choice doesn't necessarily mean a school is better.
- Know the needs of your child and family. A school may have a great reputation, but may not quite fit your child or family. It may not be the best choice for you, even if it is for someone else.
- The DPS lottery looks at 1st choice selections first, so what you put first is most important. For some schools, a second choice may not give you much chance, if any, of getting your selection.
If you are really struggling with these decisions or the process, please call us at 560-0538 for a parent coaching session and we can help you work through this process and your concerns.