After-school programs realize that students aren’t getting the education they need during the day, but it’s often unclear what to do about it.
Here is what the mSchool does about it: an after-school program applies to become an mSchool. The program delivers a tablet for every student, pre-loaded with software and using the most advanced adaptive platforms. At the very next session students start learning like never before: students feel like they’re just playing math games, but they’re actually playing math games designed specifically for them, with exactly the lessons they’re ready to learn next, that change every day in response to their needs. With mSchool, students who previously lacked access to the hardware, bandwidth, or home supervision necessary for online learning become first-class “digital citizens”.
Students and families dissatisfied with their under-performing school have been granted the ability to choose other school options through federal and state policies. Unfortunately, this makes the choice for academic quality a binary choice – families critical about the school’s weakness must leave the school. mSchool allows families to maintain connections with both their community and school while still providing substantive, academically rigorous options. By offering core mathematics and technology electives as a course choice provider, mSchool allows students to seek an excellent education while changing school is optional (non-mandatory) and hence does not disrupt the student’s academic development. This enables families to make their own choice more readily than ever before. mSchool isn’t a tool or a curriculum. mSchool is a new education model – a program that allows communities to replace ineffective math classes with more effective virtual instruction. Any current after-school program can be transformed into a microSchool™, using public school dollars, in about a month. That means this model could expand high quality instruction 98% faster and at 96% lower cost than previously possible.