I know school just started for many of us, but it's actually time to start thinking about where your kids will go to school next year if you're looking to make a change or have a rising kindergartner.
Applications periods begin as early as December for some schools.
If you're considering private schools, the Triangle Independent School Consortium is planning two admission fairs in the next couple of weeks.
The group consists of 14 schools in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. They are Carolina Friends Academy, Cary Academy, Duke School, Durham Academy, The Hill Center, Immaculata Catholic School, Montessori Community School, The Montessori School of Raleigh, The Raleigh School, Ravenscroft School, St. David's School, St. Timothy's School, Triangle Day School, and Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.
At the fairs, parents can learn more about the admission process and cost and meet admission directors.
The first fair is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 28, at Hampton Inn and Suites at Crabtree, 3920 Arrow Dr., Raleigh.
A second fair is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn at The Streets at Southpoint, 7007 Fayetteville St., Durham.