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MOST believes that providing easy-to-find and easy-to-understand information about educational choices in Memphis is important—and not just for families on our scholarship program. With that in mind, we offer the following resources for all parents who are in the school-search process.

Why should I proactively choose a school?

No matter which school you end up choosing, making an informed decision will benefit your child. The book Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child's School With Confidence tells us that studies show when parents proactively choose schools:

  • They are more satisfied with their children's schools.
  • They are more involved in their children's education.
  • Their children perform better in school.

Where should I start in choosing a school?

This is an easy one! Click on Choosing a School to get started on your school-choice journey.

Your questions and feedback!

This school-choice resource section is a work in progress, and as we develop it, we'd love to hear from you about what you'd like to see. Curious about charter schools? Clueless about navigating open enrollment or the optional program in Shelby County Schools? Wondering how to evaluate a private school? Send us (mrough [at] memphisscholarships [dot] org) your burning questions, and we'll do our best to answer them as we expand this section.