Navigating Schools 2016/17

Navigating Schools 2016/17

In our annual schools guide, you’ll find:

6 Facts & Figures About Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Durham Public Schools, Orange County Schools and Chatham County Schools and their superintendents. Plus, an education glossary and information on kindergarten registration.

10 Parents Who Inspire These moms and dads go above and beyond for area children.

18 Know and Tell Three education gurus offer tips for families of young children who are tackling the transition to school.

26 Changing Gears How do you know when it’s time to switch schools? We share insight from local experts and a success story.

30 Private School Prep A step-by-step process for applying to private schools from the Triangle Independent School Consortium.

32 50 Years of Friends One of the founders of Carolina Friends School in Durham reflects on the institution’s more than 50 years of existence.

34 Grade-A Teachers Meet Chapel Hill Magazine’s and Durham Magazine’s best educators, as voted by our readers, and a quick look at a few of our educational nonprofits.

40 Seasonal Family Fun Each season brings new adventures to share with your little ones in Chapel Hill and Durham.

42 Most Likely to Succeed Famous alumni from Durham and Orange counties.

44 Managing College Apprehension Six tips for students and parents, plus advice from a recent high school grad on writing college essays.

52 #Winning at Social Media Three power plays to help your teen positively utilize social platforms.

54 Educators Beyond the Classroom Lessons learned from music instructors, coaches and afterschool tutors.

60 Directory of Private, Regional Boarding, Charter & Magnet Schools