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Learn By Doing.
We deliver a hands-on, interactive and application based learning experience that's relevant, informed, and adapted to student needs and interests. 
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Students don't get lost in the crowd at Method Schools. We hire top teachers who are experienced at working with students as individuals. We merge project based learning and online curriculum (called SmartFox and built by Method pros for Method students) and offer a variety of attendance options. 

We don't do old school, unless it works. And we don't do one-size-fits-all, because it doesn't. 

How Does it Work? 

As we've mentioned, Method is a tuition-free public charter school serving K-12 students in Southern California. But it's  beyond that. Let us explain by showing off some of Method's features: 

SMALL CLASSES

At Method, small classes make a big difference. Our max class size is 8 in targeted direct instruction classes.

ONLINE CLASSES

Online classes from SmartFox, FuelEd and Compass provide students with proven and accredited curriculum, whether at a Method center or at home. 

PROJECTS

Projects help reinforce learning and give students hands-on application opportunities, which increases engagement and improves retention (and eliminates boredom).

SERVICE LEARNING

Service learning helps students become better citizens and contributors to the greater good of humanity. It's an essential component of the Method experience, regardless of which track students attend.

ROBOTICS

Robotics is an optional add-on for our students in the Foundry. The Foundry is a maker space where creative juices are on full display. It's a place students' ideas come alive. The Foundry is available to all students regardless of track.

TECH & CODING

Also part of The Foundry, students can have the option of coding and technology "minor" at Method. Like all the other cool add-on experiences, tech and coding are available to all students regardless of attendance track.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

At Method, students can grow their own food and learn about sustainable living. Taking care of the planet is always on the menu at Method. 

RESULTS

Add it all up, and the Method Schools experience yields positive results. On average, our students get 1.3 years of academic growth per year. Like a private school, only better. And tuition-free!

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5,500+

STUDENTS SERVED

130%

AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH PER STUDENT

125+ 

COURSE CHOICES

50+

SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTNERS

Synergy Method

The Synergy track (we call our tracks methods) is our on-site track that features hands-on projects and experiential learning, customized online curriculum, and small group instruction in our Targeted Direct Instruction (TDI) sessions. Students in grades 3-9 can attend up to 5 days a week in this track.

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Smart Home School

It can be difficult to manage all that goes into providing a truly innovative and rigorous home school experience for your child. Method is here to help. Method, a tuition-free public charter school, offers a home school track designed to meet the needs of independent learners in Southern California. We think Smart by Method is SoCal's most complete home school option.

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Method High

Method High is a flexible track where students in grades 9-12 can work at their own pace in a hands-on with lots of individual attention and tutoring. Students leave Method High with a diploma that is highly regarded by colleges and universities. Beginning in 2017-18, students can attend Method High up to 5 days per week in a fully-immersive experiential learning option that prepares them for college and career. 

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Method Summer

Students throughout Southern California enroll in Method Summer School, which allows them to catch up on credits or work ahead over the summer, returning to their regular high school in time for school to start. Method is the only option in California that features fully accredited WASC, UC a-g, NCAA approved online courses. And like all Method tracks, it's always tuition-free. In 2017, Method will serve students from over 100 SoCal high schools.

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SCHOOL HAS CHANGED.

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Today's students learn differently; we've built Method for them. No longer do students need to move from one large classroom to another, being lectured to, without personalization. That doesn't work, and that isn't Method. Here are more cool "add ons" available to all Method students:

The Colony: Service Learning @ Method

Imagine your student learning science and charity by growing food at school, and donating to those in need. Or, hosting movie nights with the proceeds going to local, state, or even global charities. 

Character Education / Service Learning is a critical part of a well-balanced education for students, and prepares them for a full life of philanthropy and citizenship. Method’s service learning team is available to all students regardless of track. We call it The Colony, and it’s a chance for all students to help the community and integrate service into learning. 

 

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The Foundry: Robotics, Coding and Hands-on Learning @ Method

Hands-on learning is huge at Method. All students who attend the Synergy track spend a minimum of an hour per day in The Foundry working on projects of their choice, whether it’s robotics, programming, art or sustainability projects. Students who are caught up in other work can spend even more time creating in The Foundry.

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Education Beyond the Basics

Method is education beyond the basics. It’s hands-on, experiential, and customized to each student’s unique needs. As a result, a typical Method student gains 1.3 years of academic growth each school year.

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