School Choice

Finding the right school for your family is a rigorous undertaking. The Denver area offers more choices than many cities including public, private, charter, and homeschooling. After 30 years of providing services in the Denver metro area, I have the tools to guide families on identifying values and educational needs. I work with families 1:1 to provide information that you cannot glean from websites and word of mouth referrals. My assistance does not stop at finding the right school. I believe in strong client relationships and continue to check in periodically to make certain that your child is thriving, learning and growing.

 

" It is time to imbue students with an experimental, critical, ardent approach to their work and to the social problems of the world. If we can do this, we are ready to leave the future to them."

–  Lucy Sprague

Early Years

Early childhood is a formative time in the development of children and a best-fit school choice can set children families up for a lifetime of success.

Services include: 

  • Early Childhood Assessment (Bracken, Fountas and Pinnell Reading )
  • Referral and analysis for WPPSI-IV or WISC-V
  • Evaluation of Kindergarten Readiness 
  • Classroom observation
  • Development of school list
  • Assistance with the admissions process
  • Support in mid-year and school transfer 
  • Parent Education 
  • Educational Advocacy for children with learning differences
  • IEP and 504 development 

"middle childhood is rich in potential for cognitive, social, emotional and physical advancements. During this period, the brain is actively undergoing synaptic pruning and, as such, is constantly becoming more refined, a process that is heavily dependent on a child’s environment. This discovery opens the door to optimizing the experiences a child needs to provide themselves with a strong foundation for adulthood."

– V Kandice Mah,  and E Lee Ford-Jones

Middle Years

The middle years of childhood are a time of transformation. As children transition from childhood to young adults, they need both guidance and an educational path that supports their need for belonging and independence.  I work directly with families and student in identifying school choices that support the middle year’s placement while visioning the long term path. 

Services include: 

  • Evaluation of questionnaires and assessments
  • Interview of teachers, tutors and important contacts 
  • Development of school list 
  • Assistance with the admissions process
  • Essay development using the “workshop” model
  • Interview preparation 
  • Parent Education 
  • Educational Advocacy, IEP, and 504 development 

"Launching is the art of intentionally raising children to be independent, responsible, and engaged citizens. When we as parents focus on guiding and collaborating vs. managing and dictating, we infuse a valuable skillset. Launched children can handle the joys and the challenges, they have grit and persistence, they know how to ask for support, and they take ownership of their life purpose."

– Laura Barr-Author of the Entitlement Antidote

High School

The early launching years are a time of excitement, independence and can be anxiety-provoking for both students and families.  The best fit high school placement is crucial as students develop their identity as individuals separate from their parents.  High School choices are directly linked to future success in making post-graduation decisions.

Services include: 

  • Evaluation of questionnaires and assessments
  • Review of transcripts
  • Development of ACT, SAT plan
  • Development of school list 
  • Assistance with the admissions process
  • Essay development using the “workshop” model
  • Interview preparation 
  • Parent Coaching on developing a “launch” plan 
  • Educational Advocacy, IEP, and 504 development

How does it work.

Services are catered to each client after a rigorous intake process where I listen to individual needs and create a Professional Services Agreement using a retainer style method of payment.

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