We will be searching for the best school for the youngest child for the fall next year. Currently a freshman in high school, this child was accepted into a magnet school and then decided to stay in the current school at the last minute - I suspect mostly because of the fear of the unknown. Now this child is unhappy and overwhelmed and not doing well despite being very bright. So we will be exploring the tech school route when school starts again in January.
Our public high school isn't an option for many reasons (the principal and I didn't see eye to eye before regarding our older child's IEP vs 504 plan), the school environment & staff loves super jocks or artists, the robotics team is by selection of the TAG teacher only - not by proven talent or aptitude (grades & test scores are a factor for our kiddo). Basically there is no place for the quiet kid who comes in behaves decently, is generally a good Kid and does their work; everyone is expected to be exceptional and if you aren't - they write you off.
That leaves us where we currently are, with academic tutors at the current school or tech school (totally not the end of the world).