What makes us different?
Our virtual teachers teach!
Many virtual schools disappoint because they focus too much on the technology and nowhere near enough on the people. Virtual education has mainly become an experiment with computer adaptive learning, where teachers act more like managers than educators. Studia Nova is the only online virtual school that provides micro virtual classes with small numbers of students that drive teacher-student dialog. We provide an exceptional level of teacher-student interaction including on-demand chat help from any available teacher. Our teachers proactively reach out to students and parents when the work is not getting done.
We grade ourselves
Education is obsessed with testing student performance levels. We use our student diagnostics to test ourselves, not to label our students. When we develop and deploy a new class, we test a student's ability both before and after the class, and constantly assess our own effectiveness. Our entire organization is structured to learn, to constantly improve in our singular objective - getting kids to learn.
Affordability and Excellence
Technology should be delivering all our students a highly individualized learning program with a tremendous cost savings, but few families are benefiting from both. Rigid regulatory boundaries and decades of red tape makes innovation in public education so hard to achieve. Classroom teachers know the progress they can achieve for their students when technology is properly leveraged. Studia Nova's suite of education technologies is meant to empower teachers to teach and students to learn exactly what they need to learn. This partnership between the humans and the machines makes school what it should be, both affordable and excellent.