So I have this open house coming up at Jenks in a week. I am going primarily to learn about the school, obviously. However, as this will be my first experience, I am also hoping to learn about the process of open houses. What kinds of questions should I ask? What should I be looking for? I will definitely be paying attention to what the other parents are asking so I can get ideas. I assume that school officials will try to show off their best attributes and that parents will focus on what they might perceive to be the weaknesses of the school or specific needs of there children. Are there other questions that you suggest?
Similarly, I also want to visit schools during school hours so I can see the schools and teachers in action. I have the same concerns there about what to ask, but they are magnified because I will not have any peers to look to for guidance.
Does anyone out there have suggestions on questions to ask and things to look for on open houses and school visits? I am assuming that many of these questions will answer themselves as I visit more schools, but I want to hot the ground running as much as i can.