The Placement Plan is our top tier service that enhances the Guidance Plan by providing the following:
comprehensive support during the regular admission season
open houses and tours
application materials and deadlines
support with writing applications
appropriate skill preparation for the WPPSI and WISC
test prep for the ISEE, HSPT, OLSAT,
test prep for HISD programs
registering for entrance tests
student and parent interviews
group visits for young children
classroom visits and shadow days
all types of recommendations
Discounts may be offered for:
siblings applying for the same school year
5th or 8th grade students in private schools who will have some counseling services provided by their school for 6th or 9th grade admissions
families needing school options after the end of the admission season
School Shop LA offers complete wrap-around services in the community, referring to appropriate professionals and various support organizations. We also offer public speaking services, and would be honored to speak at your next event or seminar.
A comprehensive 1-hour consultation is the ideal starting point for parents who need help navigating an educational pathway for their child with preschool, public and private school options, as well as special learning choices, and who have questions regarding the admission process.
We will advise regarding parent resources and established best practices designed to help children develop the kinds of skills and knowledge that appear on the WPPSI, WNSA, NNAT, OLSAT and other entrance tests for private and public school admission. We also offer consultations for parents seeking to solve current and existing school-related issues.
In addition to academic and test-prep tutors, we have developed an extensive network of highly-regarded physicians, occupational therapists, speech and language specialists, social language therapists, psychologists, and tutors who work with a range of barriers to academic and social success.
The Guidance Plan includes the initial consultation with parents plus our work to provide the family with a comprehensive list of schools where their child has a true potential to be successful and to be accepted.
We will meet the student, review school records and educational testing, and have conversations with teachers, coaches, tutors, therapists and other adults who may contribute to a full concept of the student.
This plan is a good option for parents who feel confident in managing the admission process on their own. Sometimes parents begin with a Guidance Plan and later progress to the more comprehensive Placement Plan.In such cases, the Guidance Plan fee will be applied to the cost of the Placement Plan.