Christine Chapman is an independent educational consultant and member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). As founder of Chapman Education and the College Axis Project, she helps students and families navigate the secondary school and college search and application process. Her focus is always on finding the best match of individual and institution.
“I have been given a gift that I’ve honed over the past 30 years of providing educational services,” Chapman stated, “helping students become empowered to put forth their best selves.”
Chapman loves her work. Students and families can feel it in her energy and enthusiasm and hear it in her voice. Her strength is meeting young people where they are. Developing a long-term relationship with each person holds a deep and meaningful place in her heart. Chapman and her team will dig deep into their students’ stories, understand who they are, discover their passions and interests, and help young people see and believe in their own potential. Testimonials confirm this approach is working.
“Sometimes, high schoolers are undecided about what they want to do next,” Chapman stated. “I help them see this as a wonderful and exciting time. Kids are given the freedom to explore all they are, welcome the different opportunities available, and take time to discover and claim their own paths.”
Chapman recounted a quote by Rita Pierson, professional educator and TED Talk speaker, which encapsulates her approach to guiding youth.
“Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them. Who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
“This says it all for me,” Chapman added. “That power of connection with young people is so critical. Years later, I hear from students as to their many accomplishments and the hurdles they faced along the way. The stories are not only gratifying but further underscore the impact I had hoped to make in each relationship.”
Chapman Education offers both hourly services and comprehensive packages for families seeking private school placement or for high school graduates entering the college application process. Working virtually, experienced counselors help create a strategy for the application process, develop a list that reflects the student’s learning style, academic goals and post-grad plans, and work with students, one-on-one, on a single component of these applications or on all aspects.
Chapman also loves working with high school students, advising parents of the importance of preparing young people to enter the higher education application process with open eyes. Additionally, Chapman supports transfer and graduate school applicants.
The College Axis Project
Chapman founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to providing small group workshops and educational resources about the college process. All new students are offered a free profile review and learn about the College Axis Project. Work is performed in small group settings of four to six students. Boot camps and retreat settings are available, along with need-based scholarships to attend programs.
To discover more about Chapman Education and the College Axis Project or to schedule a consultation meeting with an educational counselor, visit ChapmanEducation.org.
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