As schools plan to reopen, parents are asking themselves if it is better to send their children back to school and risk them getting the coronavirus or keeping them at home to do distance learning.
This is not an easy choice. There are so many things to consider. Some kids have existing conditions that prevent going back to school from even being an option – or they have family members at home with serious health concerns that make them very vulnerable. Then there are the parents who want kids to stay at home no matter what but just CAN’T supervise the craziness of virtual learning anymore. Some parents have to go back to work but KNOW their kid’s focus at home will be zilch when their car leaves the driveway (that is if their teenager even can get out of bed!). We are here to help.
We know weighing the risks and benefits is overwhelming and has left many parents uncertain about what to do, especially since school district plans are still fluid. We wish wrapping your kids in a bubble was a viable option to keep them safe, but since that is not practical, the Student Den has created some options for you to consider – and so far, the feedback from parents has been awesome!
We’re hoping you feel the same!
Have your child work with safety top-of-mind and supervised with a tutor on-hand in the Student Den during a window that suits you!
Maximum ten children per session, very socially distanced, in a space that normally carries 25+students with ease.
Your child can work in a dedicated educational environment, with temperatures taken upon arrival, social distancing, hand sanitizing, and masks worn by all.
Wipes, paper towels, disinfectant will be available throughout and everywhere within the Den. A deep clean will occur each evening and a good clean between sessions.
Monday thru Friday:
10 am – 1 pm 10 kids maximum in the Student Den
3 pm – 6 pm 10 kids maximum in the Student Den
Cost: $150 per week for 15 hours…$10.00 per hour
Have your child work supervised, remotely, with a tutor on-hand at home via Zoom and with cell-phone present for questions and communication.
Students can see other kids for motivation and will be able to screen share and communicate with the tutor if needed for assistance. The tutor will encourage the child to keep working through distractions and report to the parent the work and success achieved.
Monday thru Friday:
11 am -1 pm 6 kids max on zoom per tutor
4 pm – 6 pm 6 kids max on zoom per tutor
11 am -1 pm 6 kids max on zoom per tutor
Cost: $120 per week for 10 hours
Here are just some of the programs we can work with your child through successfully. Give us a call if you are unfamiliar with any of them and want to learn more. There is a methodology that will best fit the personality and learning style of your child – and we are here to guide and assist.
FLVS FLEX (Partial courseload. Most popular) A note: Work at your own pace method
FLVS Full Time A note: Students must attend classes online daily…follows the Palm Beach County school calendar. Excellent to stay on top of high-school, but students must be motivated at least to plug in the daily work and effort. NOT an impossible feat, we have dozens and dozens of success stories – just some dedication required.
James Madison High School A note: Online and at your own pace and enables your child to receive a High School diploma. Similar to FLVS full-time, but at a self-directed pace. Important to create and stick to a schedule or the forward motion can be slow.
Laurel Springs High School
& other options are available.
Meet Our Empowermates TM
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We added the element of the EmpowerMateTM for students who need assistance - whether homework help, study skills, or just plain old emotional support – because we found students want to do better for other students than if it were a parent or another teacher. It's that simple.
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Loretta G. Boca Raton, FL
Angelo Questo has been and remains my favorite colleague. His experience brings a wealth of knowledge to any student he works. He highly competent in all areas of school counseling, but his true passion is college advising. He is humorous, compassionate and relatable to all those around him. His reputation is extraordinary and his hard work consistently results in positive student outcomes. I most admire that Angelo incorporates a family approach when working with students; he treats his clients as if they were his own family. That says a lot about his character and the trust he develops with those he works with. I would highly recommend him to any high school student seeking the advice from a man who knows his way around the college landscape.
Melissa, B.S. School Counseling, PhD
Mr. Questo has been a tremendous help through the entire college process so far. His connections, competency, experience and advice have gotten me so much farther than the college counselor that is provided by my school. He and I literally spent 4 hours in one session to get as 3 applications completely done. When I left our meeting, I felt relieved that I had finally begun the process of applying to college and will be hearing from the colleges soon. We only have a few more applications and essays to finalize, so I should be done by the middle of October. Thanks to him, I can rest easy knowing that I have represented myself in the best possible light. He is with you every step of the way from essay revisions to application submission. I feel very fortunate to work with Mr. Questo and would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Mr. Questo started as my guidance counselor, but ended up becoming much, much more. I would consider him my friend. While he worked at my high school, he was someone I would easily be able to access if I needed help with something academically, socially or emotionally. Without Mr. Questo, my high school experience would have been much more difficult. I was upset to see him retire this year, but knew his work with students was far from over. If you
decide to work with Mr. Questo, he will totally engage with you and help you attain your college goals. As soon as I began the college application process, I reached out to him and he responded to me immediately. Before I knew it, we had completed 4 applications in which I am now awaiting decisions and it was only the middle of September. He is a firm believer in getting the application in as early as possible. Whatever the question or whatever time of day I always get an answer right away. Mr. Questo has significantly made a difference in my life in many ways, especially with helping me navigate through the college application process. I am very appreciative of his knowledge, expediency, and his concern for my personal well-being. I would enthusiastically recommend him to any high school student seeking admission to college.
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You’ve been such a great help. Let me know when I can start as an EmpowerMate.