The Classroom arose from the need for immediate educational solutions as the COVID-19 pandemic put our schools on hold. Our mission is to manage the educational needs of students so parents can return to work. Our approach is two-pronged: we provide distance learning support for students still enrolled in traditional schools, and we provide “homeschool” education for families who’ve decided to leave their traditional schools. We enhance distance learning by providing not only face-to-face instruction, but also a classroom-type environment with peers, activities, and supplemental curriculum to keep children engaged.
Many families have decided to leave traditional schools in favor of homeschooling. For these students, we provide an engaging, meaningful homeschool curriculum that focuses on teaching daily habits that enhance basic skills, along with cultivating a love of learning, encouraging students to follow their interests and examine the world through an interdisciplinary lens. We believe that many kids’ learning styles aren’t supported in traditional public schools, so we want to give them the freedom to learn in a way that suits them, while also providing the firm guidance that most young people need to stay on track.
We recognize the unique brilliance of students who may not always score well on standardized tests, or don’t fit in socially, or can’t get through a textbook reading. We believe that standardized testing, low-engagement curriculum, and one-size-fits-all requirements add up to a miserable learning experience for a lot of kids, and we want to be an alternative to that. We also recognize that the current pandemic culture puts a lot of stress on family units and feel we can help alleviate some of that stress for parents and children.