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Middle school, high school, or something in between….choose what suits you below.

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Middle School: Laying The Groundwork

“We’re thinking about our teen’s high school options and want to make the best decision.”

This program escorts your teen through the planning, admission, and application process, with a focus on selecting a best-fit high school (day or boarding) that will support them through their adolescent years.

This program is designed to provide the teen with insight and advocacy that is more personalized, beyond the viewbook or website of their prospective schools.

Our advice and guidance is anchored in deep experience working with teens, school visits across US/Canada/Europe/Asia/Africa, and current education research.

We begin with separate consultations with the parents and the student and include a series of meetings between the consultant and student during the course of the application and admissions process. (SSAT Flex test is included.)

There are typically 10-12 scheduled meetings, and follow-up support in the first year of new school.

Bonus Features: We will also include our signature Essay Writing Program and customized solutions based on specific student and family needs.

I have a teen in high school…

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I have an
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9th Grade: Pouring the Foundation

“My teen is a freshman in high school. We know we should be doing something to prepare for college but not sure exactly what .”

Intentional focus for 9th grade: self-awareness, course planning, meaningful extra-curricular activities, summer program discovery.

This comprehensive program guides the freshman and their family through making the most of high school and pre-college planning, with a focus on nurturing self-advocacy.

Our advice and guidance is anchored in deep experience working with teens, school visits across US/Canada/Europe/Asia/Africa, and current education research.

There will be regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year (typically, on a monthly basis) and 2-3 parent updates. This program also includes ongoing research, email, and phone communication.

Bonus Features: We will also include our signature Essay Writing Program, along with curated summer program recommendations, and customized solutions based on specific student and family needs.

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10th Grade: Create Your Future

“My 10th grader doesn’t know what s/he wants to do . . . and doesn’t talk much about college to me.”

Intentional focus for 10th grade: self-awareness, course planning, meaningful extra-curricular activities, summer program exploration and positioning for 11th grade testing.

This comprehensive program escorts the high school sophomore and their family through the college planning process, with a focus on maintaining discipline and nurturing self-advocacy.

Our advice and guidance is anchored in deep experience working with teens, school visits across US/Canada/Europe/Asia/Africa, and current education research.

There will be regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year (typically, on a monthly basis) and 2-3 parent updates. This program also includes ongoing research, email, and phone communication.

Bonus Support: We will also include our signature Essay Writing Program, along with curated summer program recommendations, and customized solutions based on specific student and family needs.

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11th Grade: Set The Plan

“My teen is a junior and our school has offered one meeting this year, but we still have a lot of questions about where to start.”

Intentional focus for 11th grade: maturing while enjoying high school, finding the right colleges, test planning and making summer to college connections.

This comprehensive program escorts the high school junior and their family through the college planning process, with a focus on being thoughtful and encouraging greater self-advocacy.

Our advice and guidance is anchored in deep experience working with teens, school visits across US/Canada/Europe/Asia/Africa, and current education research.

There will be regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year (typically, every 3-4 weeks) and 2-3 parent updates. This program also includes ongoing research, email, and phone communication.

Bonus Support: We will also include our signature Essay Writing Program, along with curated summer program recommendations, and customized solutions based on specific student and family needs.

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12th Grade: The Strategic Senior Year

“Our teen is nearing graduation! But there are still questions we have about certain issues or circumstances with college…”

If you have a 12th grader, we don’t have time to waste! Our program offerings for college-bound seniors have a level of intentional focus and caring urgency that you won’t find anywhere else. We understand that teens and their parents are particularly stressed during senior year. At the same time, we still maintain calm with a guided process that delivers results year after year.

What’s your teen’s biggest challenge now?

We offer short-term services to help with individual needs. For example:

  • Writing college application essays
  • Choosing the right colleges
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  • Answering specific questions about sports, financial aid, moving or transfers, extracurricular activities, scholarships, etc.

Our advice and guidance is anchored in deep experience working with teens, school visits across US/Canada/Europe/Asia/Africa, and current education research.

We assist the senior in high school and their family through the admissions process, with a focus on clarifying the senior’s ‘why’ and staying grounded without the frenzy. Here are our two most popular offerings for seniors:

Senior Strategic Essay

We provide comprehensive essay support from what to write that stands out and how to write a compelling essay, covering each step from brainstorming to final polishing. Includes CommonApp, personal statements, all supplemental essays and any scholarship essays.

 

Comprehensive Strategy Session

90-minute individual assessment with the applicant and parents. Your teen will leave the session with a better understanding of their admission profile and the admissions process, and concrete, customized suggestions to get started on college applications. Access to online resource database throughout senior year.

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Other Services to Help With College

SSAT Flex Testing

Compass administers the SSAT Flex Test to middle and high school students in our Dayton, Ohio center.

If you would like to set a convenient time for an SSAT Flex Test, please complete this form.

 

Relocation Consultations

Moving can be a very stressful experience for anyone in a family. It can be even more difficult to ensure education is not compromised during this trying process.

Depending on the grade level of your teen(s), we can support your family by providing time-tested methods to finding the best learning environment.

Parent Advisory Sessions

We are available for hourly consultation services on a limited basis. This session provides parents with insight and advice specific to their child’s educational concerns. Our advice is anchored in current educational research and years of experience as active listeners to parents.

These are meant to be supportive, short-term engagements that assist you with a specific instance in their educational plan. Past advisory session requests have included:

  • Educational needs assessment, particularly through life transitions
  • Teacher/student/parent communication strategies
  • School or district negotiation strategies
  • Standardized assessement interpretation
  • Counseling for special academic issues

Let’s find the school where your child can thrive.

Dr. Pamela has visited over 300 of the top-rated universities and colleges around the world. She is deeply in tune with the academic expectations, social opportunities, and culture for each university and is skilled to help you make the perfect match for your child.

If you’re ready to find the best fit for your child’s educational needs, get in touch with Dr. Pamela today via email by clicking here.