Your son should have a great deal of input in this decision as both schools are probably good choices, and you want him to be happy at the high school he attends. Together, you should consider the following points as well as the real benefits each high school would offer him:
1. Compare the curriculums of both schools. Make sure that both offer the core curriculum of four years of mathematics, three years of social studies, three years of foreign language, and 1/2 year of computer science recommended by the National Commission on Excellence in Education.
2. Ask both schools for information on where their graduates attend college to get a good picture of how well each school prepares students for college.
3. Look at the results for each school on standardized tests and the SAT to see if there is a substantial difference in the students' average scores.