For parents, decisions about your child’s future take on many forms. When it comes to education, it’s no longer simply a decision about which university or college is ideal. Many parents are a step ahead, considering what kind of high schools are best-suited to their child. The decision extends beyond the classic public vs. private debate. Many larger school boards in Canada offer high schools with specialized programs including Afrocentric, arts focus, athletics, international baccalaureate and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) focus.
The Gifted Debate: Should You Enroll Your Child in a Gifted Program? As parents, we would love nothing more than to see our children succeed in school and in their future career ambitions. And from a very young age, children are taught that being academically ‘gifted’ was something to be desired and to work towards in order to guarantee future success.