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Middle School and High School Consulting

Houston private middle schools and high schools are looking for candidates with strengths to offer their schools. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS is experienced with helping students realize their strengths and define themselves as highly desired applicants.

Getting the school fit right at middle and high school should be the result of a thoughtful process. Location, school philosophy, extra-curricular programs, college matriculations, social peers, as well as family fit are very important factors to consider in making a list of schools to apply to at these levels. Some Houston high schools get over 500 applications for 50 places while other high schools do not fill their 9th grade class until late in the summer. This may be due to the school’s location, curriculum, philosophy, lack of extra-curricular programs, or that it is a fairly new school. 

The costs of spending a year or two in the wrong middle or high schools can cause anxiety, expensive tutoring, or the feeling that the school is not up to the student’s potential. By investing in the services of a skilled, knowledgeable educational consultant, a family can avoid a lot of disappointment. 

Many private schools offer 8th grade families some high school admissions services, but sometimes these fall short. When I work with a student, I might suggest schools the family has never heard of – and they end up being just right. Sometimes a student is known to be a "nice guy" or a "sweet girl" but they haven't really stood out in their class. Through games and surveys, SCHOOL SOLUTIONS uncovers strengths and interests in students to form their unique admissions profiles. Or we may discover that a student has an unidentified deficit in working memory or processing speed which will allow them to qualify for extended time on entrance exams. 

A Guidance Plan for middle and high school applicants offers significant time with the Consultant to determine the student’s academic and extra-curricular strengths, interests, and areas of potential development. Getting to know each student well, gathering school history and available testing enables SCHOOL SOLUTIONS to generate a right list of day schools.

A Placement Plan offers the benefits of the Guidance Plan plus all the strategies for success in the highly competitive admission season. If we can begin work early in the year, we have greater opportunities for the student to grow during the summer and fall semester. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS is an objective, organized partner in the admission process and an encouraging coach for the student.

For many reasons, students decide to apply to grades other than natural entry points of Grade 5 or 6 for middle school and Grade 9 for high school. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS has years of strong relationships with day school admission directors and administrators to find openings at schools we identify as a right fit for our students.

Recent Blog Posts

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  3. Why Do Executive Functioning Skills Matter for Admissions Carolyn Means 06-Apr-2018
  4. 'The Sequence' Is the Secret to Success Carolyn Means 29-Mar-2018
  5. How to Manage a Wait List Decision Carolyn Means 27-Feb-2018
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  7. Houston Private School Admission Myths #3 Carolyn Means 01-Feb-2018
  8. Private School Admission Myth #2 Carolyn Means 30-Jan-2018

 

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Nothing is more important than your child's education. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in Houston, Texas, offers educational consulting services to help parents make the right choice for their child’s school. As an Educational Consultant and founder of SCHOOL SOLUTIONS in 2004, I have helped over 1000 students find the right fit at over 90 different Houston private and public schools, from preschools to high schools, including special needs schools.

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Recent Blog Posts

  1. Executive Functioning - Organization and SAOTG Carolyn Means 10-Apr-2018
  2. STEM at The Regis School Carolyn Means 10-Apr-2018
  3. Why Do Executive Functioning Skills Matter for Admissions Carolyn Means 06-Apr-2018
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