Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have questions. We do as well. Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive.
What if my student needs lots of help on assignments or struggles with a particular subject?
While we can answer questions and strive to help students through their work, we don’t provide in-depth tutoring services. There are other virtual tutoring services available (i.e. for no cost to the student’s family from Mid-Continent Public Library) that can be used in conjunction with our services.
Do you have options for kids who are too young to stay home alone and/or who are not able to complete their work autonomously?
Initially we will only operate a single location that will be targeted to grades 6-9, with some exceptions. Targeting a narrow range of ages allows for students to socialize with their peers. Future locations could be geared towards grades 1-5.
Can the staff member tutor assignments and tech problems that a parent or teacher would otherwise be able to do?
Yes. Staff members will assist with common tech problems, like getting a video conference up and running, as well as light tutoring and answering assignment related questions. If more in depth tutoring is needed, the staff will direct students to other publicly available resources like Khan Academy or Mid-Continent Public Library.
Do you provide curriculum and training?
No. We do not provide curriculum, but expect students to have their own curriculum from either their school district or home school program.
Can my student participate if they are homeschooled?
Yes. Our purpose is to provide a safe environment where students can interact with their peers and complete course assignments independent of the source of those assignments.
How are supplemental learning activities chosen?
We believe strongly in student lead learning. We work with students to identify interests and develop learning opportunities. Topics can be suggested by students, parents and/or staff members and will be prioritized by student interest (i.e. voting), feasibility, and budget.
How will the classroom be structured?
We believe in developing students by giving them responsibility and authority to make decisions. With staff member guidance, students draft rules of behavior and utilize budgets to both furnish the learning space (i.e. tables, chairs, whiteboards) and plan supplemental activities.