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Articles, advice, and answers to your questions about finding a high school, how to think about the right high school for your needs, different types of high school education models and methodologies, and what to look for when choosing a high school.

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  • Kids in Charge: Are Student-Led Schools a Recipe for Disaster or Success?

    Student-led schools come in different shapes and sizes, but most of them share one thing in common: They’re particularly adaptable to your child’s learning interests. Take a look at Noodle Expert Amanda Ronan’s guide to decide whether one of these alternative-ed models is right for your family.

  • Private High School Entrance Exams: SSAT, ISEE, and HSTP

    All you need to know about the SSAT, HSPT, and ISEE entrance exams. Understand how they differ with this handy chart of their timing, question count, and more.

  • What You Need to Know About the TACHS Exam

    Many Catholic schools use the TACHS, or Test for Admission into Catholic High School, as an important component of the application process. Learn more about how this exam is used and how you can prepare.

  • The Powerful Case for Alternative High Schools

    If you have a child who’s been passionate about a particular interest since she was very young, your teen is likely going to be most satisfied with a highly-focused high school experience. Learn why STEM, arts, or vocational high schools may be the perfect answer for your family.

  • Should Your Child Go to an Arts High School?

    Arts high schools provide students with the opportunity to explore their passions while getting a traditional education. Read on to learn about structures and outcomes of these schools.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Pacific States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Pacific states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: Mountain States

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Mountain states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: West South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the Gulf (West South Central) states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: East South Central

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the East South Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: South Atlantic

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the South Atlantic states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: The Midwest (West North Central)

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the West North Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 School Choice Series: The Midwest (East North Central)

    Noodle’s 2015 series provides a state-by-state overview of school choice options. In this article, you'll find descriptions of the available options in each of the East North Central states, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • 2015 State-by-State Guide to School Choice

    Noodle’s 2015 school choice series provides a state-by-state overview of the options available in every region across the country. You'll find descriptions of the available options, relevant state and regional news items and debates, and resources for further research.

  • NYC High School Fit and Choice: Going Beyond the Brand

    Getting caught up in the top schools’ reputations can keep a student from finding a high school that’s right for her. Here’s how you can identify best-fit high schools.

  • Getting Ready for a Performing Arts High School Audition [Video]

    There are many wonderful performing arts high schools in New York City, and many more around the globe. But how do you prepare for the audition?