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Setting Students Up for Success
Today, Tomorrow, and into their Future!


The PALI'S Academy program is not just about helping students with college applications.  The program involves a series of skill building workshops as well as personal advising packages to develop an individualized plan for each student.  


Students are encouraged to complete each of the three Workshop Series before their senior year.  The workshops are specifically designed to provide students with skills, practice, experiences and options that will set them up for success when making choices about their future after high school, whether that is at a university, community college, or trade school, or in the military or workforce.  It is well known that students with advanced leadership, academic and life skills will be more likely to reach their full potential. 


PALI'S Academy Personal Advising Packages include individual meetings to explore options and determine goals, and then develop and implement a plan to reach them. Plans include help with college selection and admissions,  application essays, financial aid forms, scholarship applications, job applications, recommendations, course selection and interviews.  We work closely with high school counselors and encourage our students to do the same.  Following a one hour initial consultation, clients choose a package based on their individual needs.  The personal guidance provided for each student allows parents to avoid the stress and tension that can often overwhelm a student's last year at home. Let us help make the experience both positive and productive for students and parents!

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Deanne Repetto earned her bachelors degree from UC Davis, attended CSU Fresno's teaching credential program, has a masters degree from CSU Sacramento, and has taught Political Science and Leadership courses for Folsom Lake College for over 25 years.  She has developed and directed residential youth summer camps for thirty years where she earned the nickname "Pali", and has served as Executive Director for several statewide nonprofit organizations.  She is a life long member and volunteer for the 4-H Youth Development Program, and an advocate for education. Deanne Is a Phi Theta Kappa certified leadership instructor, and an associate member of the Independent Education Consultants Association. She has contributed to teacher training manuals on methods for engaging students, and has served as an advisor and consultant for local students and their parents since 2008.

As an enthusiastic believer in the value of education, Deanne brings energy and excitement to her work with students and parents. Her passion for "setting students up for success" led to the creation of PALI'S Academy.  Recognizing that each student and parent may have a different definition of "success", Deanne works with both to explore options, define goals, and develop a plan.  Her method brings organization and structure to the process, reducing stress for both parents and students! She has been supporting and inspiring youth to achieve their goals for over twenty-five years and  is ready to work with you!

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