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SCHOOL TALK - TIMELINE

JULY                    
Start to think about what you are seeking in a school.
Hire an educational consultant if you desire.
 
AUGUST           
Assemble a list of schools which meet your basic needs.
 
SEPTEMBER     
Request application package from schools.
Talk to your friends, neighbors, relatives.
 
OCTOBER         
Discuss with your child's current teachers.
Attend open house.
 
NOVEMBER     
Continue to visit schools.
Get your child tested if needed.
Request reference letters from teachers.
 
DECEMBER
Narrow down list of schools that meet your criteria.
Fill out applications, keep a note on deadlines.
 
JANUARY
Submit applications.
Check with schools to ensure your application is complete.
Begin interviews.
 
FEBRUARY
Complete interviews.
 
MARCH
Wait for decision letters.
 
APRIL
Inform schools of your decision.
Send in deposit.
Relax, it's all over!
 

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