How does Sora work?
What makes Sora different than other online programs?
There’s a few key differences between Sora and traditional online programs.
First, we’re a live, virtual school. We allot time for asynchronous work, but we have a lot of live, synchronous events like our morning standup meetings where students talk about their projects, tasks, and their plan for the day, our weekly workshops hosted by our educators, the 1:1 meetings between the educators and students, and our weekly Friday Showcases where students present what they’ve been working on during the week and teach the other students something they learned. These are all interactive and engaging–it’s not passive learning like other live, virtual schools with lectures.
Second, our program is an extremely personalized education. Not only do students work on projects and learn subjects in their areas of interest, but our educators work with them to hand-pick and create custom curriculum and projects for them. They meet with the students consistently and collaborate together on individual learning plans for each student.
Third, our program does a lot more than just provide a curriculum and structure. We connect students with industry professionals through our Mentor Network so they can learn about new fields of work and jobs. Students periodically meet with a counselor who helps them develop soft skills like time management, project management, presentation, and more. Overall, our core strength is the student community we’ve built–they help each other with projects, keep each other accountable, and inspire each other to work hard and dream big.
Is it an accredited program?
Sora is still a relatively new high school–the school started with an inaugural cohort of students in Fall 2019. As such, we’re still going through the accreditation process with a national accrediting body.
What tips can you offer parents to use Sora?
We don’t have lectures, courses, or even tests. Our curriculum is predominantly project-based, and those projects are centered around individual student interests. Our program works with a lot of students who were bored in their previous school, had a lot of deep interests that weren’t fulfilled or facilitated, or were looking for a more supportive community and group of students.
If you’re looking for a better educational option for your high school student and are interested in our personalized, project-based approach to learning, consider enrolling your student at Sora Schools.