You’ve spent years playing a pivotal role in your child’s academics, supporting an environment of engaged learning and success.
Pacific Learning Academy recommends Educated Choices, where owner Kara Neary provides targeted, tangible guidance on next steps, without the cost or obligations of an entire program. You get as much expert advice as you need/want and can come back for more guidance at any time. Kara Neary is a college consultant and career counselor. She believes in empowering parents with as much information as they need and want, allowing them to choose how much of the college-selection process they’d like to handle.
Kara advises families on the development of their child’s high school “resume,” which includes transcript enhancement, extra-curriculars and volunteer experiences, standardized testing and more. Her knowledge of colleges, their requirements, and ways to best help your child select and be selected by the college of their choice make her an invaluable addition to any family’s academic team.
Kara is a long-time Sammamish resident and graduate of the University of Washington. Her background in training, development and motivational speaking uniquely complements her expertise in the college selection and application process. In addition to her work as a college consultant and former PLA Academic Coordinator, Kara has worked extensively as a volunteer in the Issaquah School District (PTSA president, Boosters, fund-raising). She has two daughters that graduated from Skyline High School and a son who graduated from Issaquah High School.
To set up your initial consultation, email Kara!
Educated Choices is not directly affiliated with Pacific Learning Academy, but we have known Kara and her work for 10+ years. As always, Pacific Learning Academy wants the best fit for you, your child, and your family. We enjoy positive relationships with many local college consultants and will happily refer one of them if your needs change. Kara herself enjoys positive relationships with other area college consultants and will happily refer you to one of them if you have needs that are better suited to their expertise.
We feel parents deserve to know the “insider secrets” from the very beginning so that they can choose their level of involvement. Kara shares that philosophy. While PLA does not provide in-house colleges consulting, we do provide tutoring support for the application process, including essay writing.