I'm having a problem with choosing to go to a program school in my area over my public school. Going to my public school has more benefits and is easier because of what my major in college is leaning into. However, I'm in a state where it is hard to get into a school up north that I want to go to. I don't know whether going to a program school will give me a better chance at an ivy or up north college or not. I need to know, please.
The important things to consider here are what classes and learning environments are offered at each school. If the public school offers a wide array of well-taught AP/IB classes, then it would be the best option. You would receive a quality education for no cost, all while gaining the benefits you mentioned. The program school would only be worth attending if its advanced course offerings were significantly better than the public school's.
Learning environment is another factor to consider. For example, some schools may feel too big to you, while others may feel too small. Some schools may hinder your learning because their culture is not a good fit for you. The wrong school environment for you can reduce your academic performance more than a lack of AP classes, so it is important to think about. Hope this helps!
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