Important Guidelines

Because process is paramount, we ask you to pay attention to the following when scheduling:

1. The Jumpstart requires two scheduled sessions. Allow at the very least two weeks between securing a schedule (with deposit) and the initial coaching session so that the Discovery steps can be completed thoroughly — the Two Cents From 'Rents questionnaire, the Ten Sentences Exercise, and the Ten Sentences Exchange. (Because a thoughtful, patient approach to preparations is essential, a lead time of three or four weeks is ideal.) Discovery is launched once Hillside receives the coaching deposit. Please see our Policies regarding incomplete Discovery steps.

2. Allow no more than ten days between the initial Jumpstart session and Session 2, in which the student and his or her Hillside Coach create the roadmap for drafting. If you need guidance in building the support plan, don’t hesitate to be in touch.

3. We will review the Jumpstart schedule you create and, if all looks good, we will reach out with a deposit request by e-mail. Once the session times are secured with deposit, we will send out information about Discovery steps. We ask parents to respond promptly to the specific Two Cents From 'Rents questions and, when the timing is right, we reach out to the student with a personal introductory message and access to the Ten Sentences exercise, with a deadline for completion (parents are copied).


Kate's calendar presently reflects availability through December.