A parent's first choice is to find a local day school that meets the needs of their child who is struggling academically or socially. Unfortunately, there are times when those needs cannot be met by the limited choices near home. In these cases, a student may be best served in a boarding school that specializes in serving students with learning disabilities, attentional issues, or social skills deficits. Academic Options specializes in helping families find such out-of-home placements. By continually visiting and researching boarding schools, AO consultants are able to assess their level of care, student body, and academic philosophy. In turn, Academic Options can guide families to researching only those schools that have the potential to be a good match for each student. Parents can expect assistance with planning visits, completing applications, and continued monitoring once a student is placed.