Educational Consultation and Placement Services

At Education Connection Advisors, our goal is to help parents find the best schools for their children. We assist families in making informed educational decisions based on their child’s profile and the family’s personal educational goals.

We believe making wise academic choices is a process that requires a deep understanding of a student’s learning abilities along with an intimate knowledge about educational institutions. At Education Connection Advisors, we are well-versed with both.

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Our Preschool through High School Placement Services include…

  • Initial meeting and planning session.

  • Assessment of current school information and other pertinent materials.

  • Guidance and support throughout the admission process.

  • Guidance for the interview process.

  • Contact with relevant schools as needed and determined.

  • Counseling sessions with students is encouraged to reaffirm learning levels.

  • Scheduled telephone conferences.

  • Follow up educational consultation.

  • Discussion of educational issues such as school readiness, psychological testing, and parenting techniques.

  • Educational presentations.

  • SSAT Flex testing.

Preschool Placement
Elementary School Placement
Middle School Placement
High School Placement
New Parent Consultation
Relocation Placement
Special Needs and Learning Differences
Educational Consultation
SSAT and SSAT Flex Test
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Preschool Placement

Preparing To Make An Informed School Choice

This process helps you understand the importance of researching schools that fit your family’s goals and philosophy. The following is the general plan for a family but each plan is specific for your family.

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  • Initial meeting to discuss the goals and objectives of the family

  • Informal child assessment and observation of readiness skills

  • Discussion of appropriate preschool options

  • Discussion of testing and school observations

  • Guidance and support throughout the admission process

  • Objective counsel as needed in the selections of a preschool

  • Constant communication with parents

From Our Past Clients…

"We want to thank you very much for all of your guidance, support, and counsel over the last six months while we endured the admissions process. We are very happy with the outcome. Looking back at the process, we followed what you advised—beginning with open minds and doing a lot of research—and we ended up in a great place. The time you spent with us in person and on the phone was incredibly helpful in guiding us through the process and making the right decision and staying sane. You provided an excellent service. We would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone looking for your kind of help."

Elementary School Placement

Research options and creating a plan

This process helps you understand the importance of researching schools that fit your family’s goals and philosophy. The following is the general plan for a family but each plan is specific for your family.

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Understand Each Child’s Strengths, Interests, And Learning Style

This process helps you understand the importance of researching schools that fit your family’s goals and philosophy. The following is the general plan for a family but each plan is specific for your family.

  • Initial meeting to discuss the goals and objectives of the family

  • Thorough study of school information, psychological assessments and pertinent material

  • Discussion of testing procedures and testing preparation

  • Interview practice if needed

  • Discussion of appropriate school options

  • Assistance with the application process

  • Guidance and support throughout the admission process

  • Appropriate entrance year philosophy

  • Objective counsel as needed in the selection of a specific school

  • Constant communication with parents

From Our Past Clients…

"Just wanted to let you know what has transpired since our conversation in the fall. As you suggested, we looked at several schools and to our surprise our son was accepted at two. We then had the difficult decision of choosing one. It never would have occured to us to look at the school we chose had we not met with you."

Middle School Placement

Understand Each Child’s Strengths, Interests, And Learning Style

This process helps you understand the importance of researching schools that fit your family’s goals and philosophy. The following is the general plan for a family but each plan is specific for your family.

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  • Initial meeting to discuss the goals and objectives of the family

  • Thorough study of school information, psychological assessments and pertinent material

  • Discussion of testing procedures and testing preparation

  • Interview practice if needed

  • Discussion of appropriate school options

  • Assistance with the application process

  • Guidance and support throughout the admission process

  • Appropriate entrance year philosophy

  • Objective counsel as needed in the selection of a specific school

  • Constant communication with parents

From Our Past Clients…

"Thank you for helping me prepare to get into a private school. I had a lot of fun working with you. You're the best!"

High School Placement

Matching Students’ Needs And Learning Style To Appropriate Educational Environments

This process helps you understand the importance of researching schools that fit your family’s goals and philosophy. The following is the general plan for a family but each plan is specific for your family.

Education Connection Advisors
  • Initial meeting to discuss the goals and objectives of the family

  • Thorough review of school information, psychological assessments and other material

  • Discussion of testing procedures and testing preparation

  • Interview practice if needed

  • Discussion of appropriate school options

  • Assistance with the application process

  • Guidance and support throughout the admission process

  • Objective counsel as needed in the selection of a specific school

  • Constant communication with parents

  • Transcript evaluation

From Our Past Clients…

"I just wanted to let you know that I opened my letter last night. I was so thrilled when I saw that I had been accepted! I got so much help from you and know that it helped me a lot. I am so appreciative of all your help and support throughout this whole process. Thank you so much for your help! You don't know how much I appreciate it!"

New Parent Consultation

Planning for the Future

As parents we often have questions about the educational process. In this consultation you will have the flexibility to discuss your thoughts and concerns.

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We will:

  • Provide parents with answers to educational questions and concerns

  • Discuss the merits of public school vs private school

  • Discuss what to look for in researching a school

  • Discuss where you live in relation to what school you choose

  • Discuss your educational goals and philosophy

From Our Past Clients...

"Thank you for your assistance throughout the school selection and application process. Your insight and straight talk were just what we needed to maximize our efforts and minimize our stress. It was a joy to work with you!"

Relocation Placement

Education Connection Advisors has helped families from all over the world and the United States relocate to Atlanta.
The process of relocating can be very stressful for parents and our goal is to make the navigation of school decisions easier on you. Our experience, expertise and comprehensive services will give you the help to manage the exploration of the Atlanta school landscape.

 

We Will Help You:

  • Understand the Atlanta school community
  • Explore the differences between our public and private schools
  • Understand the kinds of schools available to you in our city
  • Understand the individual learning style of your child and match the school choices with the fit
  • Determine your educational road map based on your family’s goals, your child’s individual needs, and your background
  • Formulate an appropriate timeline for the application process
  • Organize your school visits
  • Review all the pertinent data on your child
  • Identify your child’s specific needs which may include testing and recommendations
  • Prepare for visits and interviews
  • Identify and understand the logistics of Atlanta geography

The key: Our educational relocation services are comprehensive and help you feel you are making the right move to Atlanta. Finding the school where your child can flourish and grow is critical to your family’s happiness.

 

Some of our relocation countries and states include:

  • China
  • Holland
  • England
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • California
  • Texas
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Georgia

We also serve several major companies and relocation companies.

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Special Needs and Learning Differences

Every Child Is Unique

Depending upon the initial conference with the parents and reviewing documentation from the schools and other specialists, we can determine which schools to research.

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We would then put into effect the appropriate plan based on the age of the child. Other referrals would be made if necessary, and meetings with all parties concerned would be coordinated.

Educational Consultation

Educational Issues Of Today

Education is an issue that is constantly on our minds. There are always new ideas, new techniques, specific points that need addressing, and areas of concern about our developing children.

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Our team is always available to discuss your child's educational needs and concerns, and will make referrals and suggestions as needed.

  • Family values & dynamics

  • Public vs. private

  • Holding back / redshirting

  • Bullying

  • Summer birthdays

  • Technology

  • Multiple intelligence

  • Testing

  • Tutoring

  • Curriculum design & more

SSAT and SSAT Flex Test

What Is The SSAT?

The Secondary School Admission test is used by many independent schools throughout the United States and other countries for admission into their respective schools.

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There are three levels of this test; the lower level which is for students applying to grades four and five, the middle level which is for students applying to grades six through eight, and the upper level which is for students applying to grades nine through twelve.

There are national tests scheduled throughout the year beginning in October. See www.ssat.org for more information regarding the test and registration.

What Is The SSAT Flex Test?

Education Connection is an approved Flex Test site for students who want to take the Middle or Upper Level test either individually or in a small group setting. Students are permitted to take the SSAT Flex Test only once per academic year.

Please contact us for a specific test date prior to registering online. See www.ssat.org/flex for more information.

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