Arizona Charters Lead 2017 Best High Schools Rankings

| January 2, 2018

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With President Donald Trump expressing support of school-choice programs, parents may soon have more options for where they send their teens to high school. Aside from traditional public high schools, parents may already be able to send their teens to charter schools – public schools run by independent organizations with more flexibility to experiment with how schools operate. There are also magnet schools, which are designed around a theme, like STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – and may attract more academically gifted students via an application. Charter and magnet schools dominate the very top of the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, released today. But more than 80 percent of the 6,000-plus medal winners are traditional public high schools.

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