Support from a qualified educational consultant is a wise investment when parents consider the wasted time and expense of applications that do not yield acceptance, another year at the wrong school, or enrollment at a school which turns out to be a disappointment. Past clients agree that SCHOOL SOLUTIONS helped them have, “Less stress. More success.”
SCHOOL SOLUTIONS offers a range of services to meet your family’s needs. The following options represent my standard fee schedule.
A Consultation is the perfect option for parents who need help with a difficult current school issue or want to map out an educational pathway for their child. Sometimes parents need a safe place and an objective listener to discuss their child's current school difficulty. SCHOOL SOLUTIONS has a network of excellent referrals in the child development/services community and can often point parents toward the right professional help. With the right SOLUTION, a student may not need to change schools. If doing so would improve the child's social/emotional/academic well-being, then Educational Consultant Carolyn Means can begin a conversation to help parents find school options.
Other Consultation topics may be about the school admission process for public magnet and private day schools, general differences among types of schools, and entrance tests such as the WPPSI, WISC, OLSAT, ISEE and HSPT. If parents decide they need help identifying specific schools for their child or experienced support going through the admission process, the Consultation fee applies to the cost of a Guidance or Placement Plan.
The Guidance Plan is for parents who need guidance selecting the right list of schools for their child to apply to. Services include the initial Consultation with parents to determine their educational goals and priorities and at least one meeting to get to know the student. By gathering all relevant information on the family and student, the Consultant will be able to provide the family with a valuable list of schools where their child has a true potential to be successful and to be accepted. This plan is a good option for parents who feel confident to manage the admission process on their own. The Guidance Plan fee applies to the cost of the Placement Plan should parents at some point decide they need more Consultant support.
The Placement Plan goes well beyond the Guidance Plan by providing comprehensive support through the complex, competitive admission process. During meetings with parents and the student during the admission season, Mrs. Means is able to refine the list of schools, help the student and parents prepare for tours/open houses/shadow days, entrance tests and completing applicant files prior to the due dates. If the unexpected happens, parents have an experienced Consultant to help address it. Each family receives a personalized Admissions Handbook with information to refer to as they work on strategies for success. The SCHOOL SOLUTIONS approach is individual, personal, thorough and professional. Helping parents and students with applications and interviews is a SCHOOL SOLUTIONS specialty. When enrollment contracts are offered, Mrs. Means helps parents and students evaluate their options for enrollment at their next school.
Fees are non-refundable and are to be paid at the beginning of service.
SCHOOL SOLUTIONS makes every effort to secure an appropriate school placement for the student but does not guarantee enrollment nor a student’s success at any school.