Our school district has a lottery-based system for magnet schools and expanded choice. We got the lottery results last night and found out one twin got into an inquiry-based magnet school, one got into a highly-regarded elementary school, and the school we are zoned for is also a strong contender. [Since they got into different schools, if we accept, say, the magnet school, the other twin would go to the top of the waiting list as soon as a spot opens up if a family moves away, etc. So getting the other twin in is not guaranteed but we were told it's very likely. At this age we're not open to having them in separate schools.]
We had attended info meetings but will be visiting all 3 schools this week to see them in action before making our choice. Any suggestions on things to look for or ask during these school visits to help us in making our decision? As a recap, one of our twins is kind of borderline for ASD (Aspergerish), has SPD, anxiety and developmental coordination D/O and has issues with some rigidity, special interests, low energy and hypotonia (all mild). He is currently thriving in a very nurturing, structured private preschool. NT twin is high-energy and spirited. One other piece of info is that in the magnet school, the same class of 22 kids stays together from K-5. Their teachers loop with them every 2 years. How do you think that continuity would be for my son with SN?