Monthly Archives: December 2013

Improve a School: Donate Time & Money

Here are a few ways that you can get involved and help improve your child’s school: 1. Volunteer in a classroom: Teachers can always use more help, and your child may benefit from having you in the classroom. Be sure to talk to the teacher about volunteering expectations. You can find more information about volunteering… Read More »

Questions to Ask After Your School Visit

You’ve done your research on Colorado School Grades. Now, you’ve visited the school, seen what classrooms look like and how teachers operate. Take a deep breath, and get ready to think through a few post-visit questions to help frame what you saw at the school. Does the school meet your basic needs? Will your child… Read More »

10 Questions to Ask During a School Visit – Part 2

Yesterday we covered 5 questions to ask on a school visit. These next 5 questions will continue to help you determine which school is the best fit for your child. Hopefully this school tour will be an excellent supplement for the research you do on Colorado School Grades!  6. What grade did your school receive on… Read More »

10 Questions to Ask During a School Visit – Part 1

Visiting a school is a critical piece of the school search process. Now you’ve thought through those critical questions before visiting the school, here are a few ideas for what to ask when you’re touring it. 1. How do you support children with different learning styles? Every student learns differently, and it is crucial that both… Read More »

Choosing a School: Questions to Ask Before Your Visit

So, you’re looking for a new school. We’re glad you’ve come to to search for your options when it comes to academic performance and other critical measures of whether a school is good for kids! But this data doesn’t live in a vacuum: to get a full picture of the school, and whether it is a… Read More »

About Us: Welcome to the Colorado School Grades Take Action Blog!

Welcome to the Colorado School Grades Take Action blog. Launched in December 2013, this new feature on will provide materials to help parents in Colorado both choose a school and get involved with a school’s improvement. Colorado School Grades provides parents with an easy-to-understand grade for every school in the state. We are a… Read More »