_ > Society > Out & About Out & About: JCPS Showcase of Schools November 3, 2016 Share Tweet What is the most important factor when choosing a school for your child? “I jumped all around the country when I was a kid and it stunted my education. I don’t want her to have that same problem.” -Justin Baker “College preparation, being actively involved in a school where he is supported, and a school that has a nice record of success with college placement.” -Erica Grey “Academic standing, athletic availability and variety of curriculum.” -Mike Flaherty “Mostly what the magnet programs are offering and how they’re offering it.” -Heather Pyle “It would definitely be academics first, location second. I am willing to travel for their academic future.” -Angela Murphy “(Our four kids) all have different strengths with different learning styles. It’s about trying to figure out which school will best meets their needs.” -Sarah Stanley and Mark Vanamburgh Photos by Jose Aponte.