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Do you know my child’s interests and talents?
Does the school help students form relationships with adults and peers who might serve as models, mentors, and coaches concerning their career interests?
Does the school help students build relationships in the school community and in out-of-school communities?
Does you take students’ interests, particularly career interests, into account in designing learning opportunities?
Does the school help students to understand how their learning and work contribute to their communities and to the world?
Do you provide real choices about what, when, and how my child will learn and demonstrate their competence?
Do you help students make good choices about their learning and work?
Do you help students understand real-world standards of quality in learning and work?
Does the learning opportunities the school provide address high and meaningful standards of excellence?
Is the learning and work you require regarded as significant outside school by their communities of practice and by experts, family members, and employers?
Does the community recognize the value of my child’s work?
Do you provide my child with opportunities to apply what they are learning in real-world settings and contexts?
Do you provide opportunities to contribute to addressing challenges in their communities and the world?
Do you provide opportunities to explore—and to make mistakes and learn from them—without being branded as failures?
Do you provide students with opportunities to tinker, experiment, and speculate?
Do you provide my child with opportunities to engage in deep and sustained practice of the skills they need to learn?
Do you coach my child in practicing correctly?
Do you provide my child with sufficient time to learn at her own pace?
Does the school help students allocate sufficient time for their learning--to go deep as well as broad?
Do you allow my child to pursue their learning out of the standard sequence?
Does the school help my child determine what is the right time for pursuing a project or taking a course?