The story of Sora Schools is one of overcoming assumptions and mistakes and growing from them. We’ve given our students real power to work with us to craft the school of the future. They, just as much as us, run our school.

To develop our education model, we had to…

This past week at Sora Schools, students completed their very first project: the Orientation Project.

Our program is an inquiry-based learning environment. Students choose what they want to learn, and our educators focus on scaffolding projects around those interests and guiding them towards completion and mastery. …

Most people can remember cramming everything they had to learn in a class the night before a test. It’s a common phenomenon in traditional schools: listen passively in class, skim the textbook, try to memorize all of the necessary material hours before an exam, take the exam, and then promptly…

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 1999, just 850,000 students — 1.7% of children — were actively being homeschooled in the United States. In 2012, that number jumped to an estimated 1.8 million students. In 2017, nonprofit Edchoice reported that roughly 3% of students in the US…

At Sora Schools, our belief is that the future of education is a system and model that empowers students with agency and treats learning as something truly meaningful, useful, and fun, not just a process of arbitrary content memorization and assessment. The future of learning should reflect the future of…

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In my senior year of high school, I took AP Physics C, where we had to use real calculus in physics for the first time. There were around 10 other students in the class.

Unfortunately, the veteran physics teacher of my school that had always taught the class had retired…

Schools haven’t changed in decades, and it’s ruining our kids’ futures

Picture the last time you were in a classroom.

Sora Schools

Sora is an online, project-based high school where students explore their interests and gain valuable exposure to future careers and fields. www.soraschools.com

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