December 31, 2018

How to Talk to Your Parents About Transferring to a Charter School

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Have you been thinking about transferring to a charter school? This can be a great option for students who want a change in their educational and social environments. Before you can make this transfer happen, you’ve got to talk to your parents and get their permission. If you’re nervous about how to bring up the subject, don’t worry. We’re here to help you out. Here are four key points you should bring up when having this discussion with your parents.

Explain Why You Want to Change

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Why do you want to change schools? Is it for a different educational experience? Better culture? More extracurricular opportunities? Whatever the reason is, make sure you convey your feelings to your parents. Your happiness and well-being mean everything to them. If transferring to a charter school is something you think will improve your academic and social lives, then they’re likely to hear you out. Be 100% honest about why you want to make this change.

List the Benefits of Transferring

A charter school like Providence Hall is directed by a group or organization rather than by the state board of education. Charter schools don’t have to abide by the rules and regulations of a school district, which means curriculum and activities can be adjusted to meet individual students’ needs. This can be extremely beneficial if you struggle in a subject like math or reading and feel worried about falling behind. Many charter schools don’t offer extracurricular activities, but Providence Hall does! We believe a well-rounded educational experience is important, so we offer extracurricular sports, drama, choir, debate teams, and more.

Choose a Good Time to Transfer

Even if you want to transfer in the middle of March, this isn’t the most practical time to switch to a charter school. Bring it up to your parents at the end of the semester or during your summer vacation. This will be the easiest time to actually make a change rather than leaving your current school in the middle of the semester. It also means you’ll be able to finish your coursework, exams, and any other projects. Just because you’re going to transfer schools doesn’t mean you should leave your current work unfinished. Sticking it out until the end will show your parents that you have a solid work ethic.

Give Them Information About the School

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When you present your parents with facts about our charter school, it’ll prove that you did your research. Tell them about the curriculum at the school, the extracurricular activities, the school culture, the teachers, and anything else you’ve learned in your online research. Showing this type of initiative proves that you’re mature enough to make an informed decision. It’s easier than ever to do research for yourself on the Internet, so make sure you’ve got a thorough list of facts to discuss when the time comes.

At the end of the day, remember that your parents want the best for you. Whether that means giving you a leg-up on your college applications or getting you out of a toxic high school experience, they are here to support you.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information about attending Providence Hall, give us a call. We’re happy to answer questions for both parents and students. Transferring to a charter school could be a great move for the future, so please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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