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Prepare for an Open House

OPEN HOUSE TIPS

To make the most of your open house experience:

  • review information about programs you’re interested in
  • visit the website of schools you’re interested in  
  • make a list of priorities of what’s important to your family
  • bring your child with you
  • arrive at the start to give yourself plenty of time to explore
  • listen and talk to school staff and volunteers
  • help your child consider all the options and activities available
  • take home school materials (i.e., school handbooks, program guides or brochures)
  • schedule an appointment with the school if you have additional questions

TOPICS TO DISCUSS

Here are a few topics to discuss with school staff at an open house:

Programming and options

School environment

Academics

  • homework expectations
  • academic supports (i.e., homework club and tutoring)
  • how students are assessed