When you apply to middle schools, there’s a lot of things you have to do. There’s applications, the cognitive test, and the at-school testing. Though this is a lot, when you apply, you should consider shadowing to see the school.
If you don’t know what shadowing is, it’s quite simple. Shadowing is when a student wants to see the school, so they sign up and get to follow another student around the school and go to their classes.They get to see the classes they are interested in and get to see what the teachers and students are like. Kids who shadow can make an informed decision about which schools are their #1 choice. Shadowing gives your kid experience for middle school such as bell schedules, lunch times, and classes. If the school has a block schedule, kids can experience that for the first time.
My shadowing experience was very eye-opening and helped me understand the whole middle school experience. I’m really glad I did it.