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MLS# T2748693

1500 W LA SALLE  ST, TAMPA listing
  • $139,900
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1250 Sq.Ft.

Split floor plan offers a private master retreat with hard wood floors and private bath. Both baths updated with new plumbing, lighting and fixtures. Oversized attached carport. LOW TAXES ...

MLS# T2748632

14203 SHADOW MOSS  LN # 201, TAMPA listing
  • $54,900
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 912 Sq.Ft.

This second floor condo was updated with new kitchen, flooring, painting and appliances March of 2015. No representation to validity of info is made. Buyer to verify all information wherein. Home sold as is where is.

MLS# W7607791

5138 BAY ISLE  CIR, CLEARWATER listing
  • $172,690
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1444 Sq.Ft.

New Home estimated to be completed by September 2015. Other included features are 18 x 18 ceramic tile in all wet areas, wood window sills, rocker switches. Built Smart standards;with ...

MLS# T2748679

9105 53RD  WAY N, PINELLAS PARK listing
  • $139,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1175 Sq.Ft.

Don't miss this fully updated 4/2 pool home. Even the most particular buyer will appreciate this renovation. Fully fenced yard and inground pool with new sundeck and professionaly ...

MLS# U7731004

126 BEECHWOOD  DR # 6, SAFETY HARBOR listing
  • $63,900
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 973 Sq.Ft.

The roofover was checked & screws resealed. Home was pressure washed. Just bring your toothbrush and move in. 55+ community with one cat allowed in this property.


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Use this guide to consider all these important elements side by side. You might even invite your child to join you in this brainstorming process, especially if he has already attended school and has some ideas about what's important to him.

Step 1: Brainstorm. On a sheet of paper, draw three columns down the length of the page. Title each of the three columns as follows: Practical, Philosophical, Extracurricular. Using the guidelines below for each column, list the characteristics and qualities you're looking for in a school. Then continue on to steps two and three.

Consider:

  • How far can my child travel to school?
  • Do I need transportation provided, or can I get my child to school another way?
  • Do I need before- or after-school care for my child?
  • Does my child have any physical, emotional, linguistic or learning needs that require special attention?
  • For high school, does my child want preparation for a skilled trade?
  • Is college preparation a priority?
  • Are modern school facilities important to me?
  • What about technology?
  • Philosophical Elements

Consider:

  • Would my child be better suited to a small school environment, or would a large school be better for him?
  • Do I want a school with several grade levels, such as K-12, where my child can remain for several years?
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  • Extracurricular Elements

Consider:

  • How important are music and art programs?
  • Are sports important? Which ones?
  • Do I want a school where parents are expected to be very involved with activities and decisions?
  • How does the school communicate with parents?
  • Are foreign language classes important? Which languages?

Step 2: Prioritize. Review each of your three lists and number your ideas in order of importance to you. While all the factors you've brainstormed may play some role in your decision, it's unlikely that any school will have every single characteristic you're looking for. The goal of this exercise is to clarify which components you can't do without.

Step 3: Find schools that match your needs. Through this exercise, you've created a basic picture of the school you're looking for. Now it's time to zero in on the schools that you'll consider for your child. Click into individual school profiles, where you'll find information about school curriculum, achievement, teacher-student data and much more.

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And finally... Don't forget that the best way to find out whether a school is the right place for your child is to visit in person. To make the most of your school visits, take along this handy school visit guide.