You might need a School Search Concierge…and not even know it!
Every day, my Facebook feed is flooded, and I mean overflowing, with one kind of question:
“I’m moving to XYZ. Which school should I send my kids to?”
It’s a totally valid question. Just not one that you should ever rely on Facebook to answer for you.
Why Hiring a School Search Concierge is Perfect for Military Families
If your kid has a rash, do you ask Facebook (your friends or a group) to diagnose it for you? No, you go to the doctor. They’ll prescribe some medicine and give you qualified advice.
When your car is making funky sounds, you don’t turn to your social media connections for a fix. You might ask about the best mechanic in your location, but you’re probably not going to DIY auto repair based on some advice you got on Facebook.
Going through legal trouble? It’s probably not wise to rely on the stuff your friends are telling you online. You’re more likely to head to the nearest base legal office or request law office recommendations.
So why is it that so many of us are depending on our Facebook friends to point us toward the best schools?
Crowdsourcing your information can seem like a great idea, at first. You post your “which school” question and you’ve got answers almost immediately. And they just keep on coming in. Over days, weeks, and sometimes months, different people will comment and provide you with their “advice.”
And a lot of that advice is contradictory. One person loves loves loves school ABC, and another person hates it. Someone thought the courses at school 123 were fabulous and super challenging; someone else thought their child was bored.
If your child also has medical or educational differences (special education, 504 Plan, gifted and talented), the floodgates will open even more. “Your child sounds exactly like my child and we did super great at…” “Based on what you’ve posted, I think that your child has…”
Suddenly, everyone is an expert. You’ll be quickly overwhelmed with options and opinions.
Instead of Facebook experts, use an education professional!
School Search Concierge services are personal and provided by an education professional. Every family is unique, so what worked for someone else might not work for you. That’s why every School Search with MilKids Ed is tailored to your needs and preferences.
From connecting start to finish, this is a complete package.
You’ll start by outlining your child’s education needs, like IEPs, 504 Plan, or gifted and talented programs. Including extracurricular interests, like sports, music, or clubs can help to focus the search.
From there, we’ll do a careful search of your preferred location based on BAH and commuting distance. Once matches have been made, we’ll reach out to each individual school to confirm that they offer the services or programs you are interested in.
You’ll be presented with a list of schools or districts that are the best fit for your child and family. Each school will be listed in order of compatibility, with the pros and cons explained clearly. After you decide on a school, you’ll be assisted with compiling your enrollment package and contacting the school. You’ll also receive a Stress Free PCS School Transition binder with organizational inserts to assist you in preparing for your move.
After you enroll, we’ll check back in to confirm that your children are getting settled at school.
It’s easier, and more successful, than asking Facebook.
You can’t afford to take the advice of a Facebook expert when it comes to your child’s education. It could lead to years of struggling with a tough school or floundering is the wrong placement.
Use an education professional, one with an M.Ed in special education who has been researching (and finding) amazing schools for military families since 2010. MilKids Ed offers free initial consultations so that you can learn more about the amazing services we offer.
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