“Not every child needs the same thing,” Parents can pick choices in school education

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Metro parents got a look at education options in the metro.

There's more than just public school available for students.

Even with very expensive options out there, there are grants and scholarships - something many parents don't know about.

"When kids love what they're looking at and reading, I think that makes all the difference when it comes to education," said Kory Capps, a father of four.

Public schools can offer great options for students, but not every student thrives in a public school environment.

"Not every child needs the same thing," said Renee Alvarado-Porter, executive director of Choice Matters.

"They only think there's one option, which happens to be the neighborhood school," said Alvarado-Porter.

Choices range from charter schools to faith-based schools and from private schools to magnet schools.

The goal was to show parents what else is out there for their kids.

"We live at Tinker Air Force base, so we're in transition," Capps said. "We're just looking at our options and wanting to see what's available."

Capps and his family are new to Oklahoma, and he's grateful he can see what there is to choose from.

"We do want to work hard in finding a way to tailor the education hat our kids have to their gifts, talents, interests in such a way that it's really going to set them up for success," Capps said.

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