Alternative Schools

Alternative schools vs. traditional public schools

For some children, traditional public school just doesn't cut it. From behavioral problems to learning disabilities, to simply wanting a better education, certain issues keep some students from thriving in a traditional school environment. Luckily, there are a number of alternatives to conventional public school.

Alternative schools


Here's a look at some of the more common schooling alternatives:

The benefits and disadvantages of alternative schooling

There are many benefits to providing children with alternative schooling. Alternative schools can offer:

There are, however, also some disadvantages to choosing alternatives schools over the traditional public school system. These include:

Alternative schools have come a long way from the cliched home for wayward youth. Today, a variety of options cater to those seeking nontraditional education for a number of reasons. As often as not, alternative schooling is sought to provide a broader educational experience as opposed to a stricter code of conduct. Only you and your child can decide whether an alternative school is appropriate and, if so, which option best meets your child's needs.