What People Are Saying
In addition, Ro has taught me how to uncover and share my best qualities, simply because she sees the best in everyone. Within a few short weeks, she was able to understand me on a personal level and began to recommend the BEST tools and methods to advance my education; many of these have fit my needs extremely well. On top of that, Ro genuinely cares and thinks about all; she has sent me sweet handwritten letters and small gifts she knows I’ll love – and I do!”
Writing down a name and phone number, the admissions counselor gently .” suggested, “You need to call Ro Laberee.”
Since that time, for over two years, Ro has guided my family through the minefield of curriculum, science fairs, clubs, athletics, transcripts, and standardized testing – all inextricably linked in support of that ultimate goal: college admissions. She has vast experience and knowledge with a wide range of curriculum choices, from accredited and non-accredited online instruction to dual enrollment to self-study. She understands the value and place of extracurriculars in a homeschooler’s life and the presentation of those activities to college admissions. She has
adeptly advised on the choice and timing of SAT/ACT, SAT Subject, and AP exams, and how they relate to the design of a four year curriculum. She sees the big picture and the tiny details.
Ro is the real deal. I cannot imagine homeschooling high school
without her steady guidance
Our family needed that reaching that bar as our oldest son prepared to enter high school. We’d always strived for excellence in education, but we didn’t know how to navigate the college application waters. So, based on our experience with Ro as a teacher in our homeschool co-op, we began attending her Homeschool Through High School meetings. What a wellspring of information she was! Ro informed us about class selection, standardized testing, extracurricular activities, college counseling web sites, transcript development, and more. She used her own experiences, sharing what worked for her and what didn’t, to help others further their own homeschool journey. After sitting at her table for a while, we decided we should work with Ro one-on-one when it came time for our oldest son to apply to college.
And we made the right choice. Ro’s help was instrumental in helping Nicholas prepare his early decision application to Davidson College—pointing out deadlines, collecting the necessary recommendations, reviewing his essays, and supporting us throughout the process, including celebrating with us once he was accepted. She made it seamless, and we continued to work with her as we developed a high school plan for our second-oldest child. And three years later, Ro counseled our daughter through the application process to Wake Forest University—where she’s now enrolled as a college freshman.
We have entered our meetings with Ro worried or confused, but we’ve always left excited about all the possibilities ahead, for she’s extremely knowledgeable about high school, college, and career options. And she’s honest about what she doesn’t know and determined to learn. Ro’s counseling services are proven—by her success in working with our community’s children, and more importantly, as evidenced by the accomplishments of her own: two of her homeschooled children have graduated University of Pennsylvania and a third attends the U.S. Naval Academy.
Though we’ve since moved out of the state, we intend to utilize Ro’s counseling services for our remaining homeschooled children. We know they’ll receive expert care and guidance, for she is deeply invested in helping all children succeed. Ro Laberee is tireless, creative, and insightful (and funny!). We’ve witnessed how she puts these qualities to work, helping families lay out the best course of study for their young people to prepare them for their post-secondary school life. For her work we are extremely grateful.”