School Search Consulting for Expatriates, Corporate Relocations, and Transplants
We understand how hard it is to choose a new school for your child. No one knows Houston schools and expatriate/ transplant needs like General Academic. Whether you just need the tools to make an informed decision or a Destination Services Consultant to walk you through step-by-step, we have a solution that fits your needs.
We tailor our solutions to each, individual family and student including expatriate-specific advice with a Destination Services Consultant when necessary including:
We wrote the book. Since 2011, General Academic has written the book on Houston schools. Based out of Houston's Rice Village, we are the local experts. Much of our research and analysis of more than 80 Houston private and select public schools is now online at HoustonSchoolSurvey.com and is joined by candid parent and student reviews.
Unrivaled analysis. Leveraging our years of experience and thousands of hours of research and analysis, we possess unparalleled expertise in advising expatriates, domestic relocations, and transplants alike on their Houston school choices.
Note that we do not offer "placement" services in that we do not take an active or advocating role on behalf of clients. We cannot guarantee that students will be admitted to any particular school.
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The Local Experts
Shelby Joe, company President, leads our school consulting practice and serves as Publisher of Houston School Survey and Thesis Magazine.
Shelby has lived, studied, and worked in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg. He holds a BA in Political Science from Rice University where he also lectures on urban development and politics.
Jane Vaucher, our Destination Services Consultant, has been a resident of the Houston area since 1994. A native of the United Kingdom and seasoned expatriate, Jane is no stranger to the excitement and challenges associated with relocation. She has been an expatriate in France, Indonesia, Switzerland and Venezuela.
Her personal experiences have contributed to Jane’s resourcefulness, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism. Jane has worked in the legal and education sectors, the latter as a teacher of English as a Second Language, before becoming a Destination Services Consultant.
Jane has a B.A. in Geography from Durham University in the United Kingdom and speaks French.
Stephen Hayes, company Vice President, consults with clients particularly on test preparation. Stephen is the author of "Upper Level ISEE Prep Guide," editor of Thesis Magazine, and editor of Houston School Survey.
Stephen joined General Academic in 2011 and has personally prepped and advised 100s of students and their families. He holds a BA in English from Houston Baptist University.