Pathway to the Moon: A Plan to Make Change Happen

Creating change within organizations and our lives can be daunting and often fueled by fear and resistance. I have often tried to live by the wisdom that if the only thing keeping me from taking a step towards a bold change is fear, then that is the clearest sign that I must do it. In working in...

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The Negative Cycle of Student Immobilization

During a time of heated intolerance of public charter schools, we are reminded of those who ultimately suffer the consequences of limited school choice. The potential decline of school choice due to struggles over student revenue are sharpening the impact on those trapped in the poorest of...

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This is Connected Learning

At Method Schools, we've developed effective online systems and rigorous content we call SmartFox, to not only engage students, but to ensure interaction, collaboration and support for ultimate success in an online environment. Our tools and practices require regular student and teacher...

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We Don't Cut Corners: Quality, Ethics and Choice in California Public Education

As a charter school today it feels like we're fighting a battle on two fronts. The first is well-known: traditionalists who are against individual choice in education. Everyone needs a boogeyman, and for public education it's been things like perceived lack of funding, the digital divide, new...

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The Disenfranchising of California Families

I grew up in a strict Democratic household. So severe in fact, that anyone who did not share the same beliefs was left to feel moderately or even extremely uncomfortable in our home. We represented the working class and with my father as an impassioned union steward, we closely aligned ourselves...

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A Healthy Breakfast and Student Academics

Most of us know that as someone who has been in education for many years, I have observed that many students skip breakfast and the result is they perform under where they should be. Pediatricians will often explain the importance of nutrition and breakfast during the annual physical. There are...
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Every Homeschooler Needs a Tribe

Homeschool Families Need a Tribe 

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man.” -Herman Melville

Back in the 50s when my mother was a young girl, she grew up in a neighborhood where it was rare to own a second car. Most of the families in her community...

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Spring Break Into Fun

4 Fun Family Activities for Spring Break

Taking a mini-vacation with your family builds lasting memories. As a child, I remember my parents taking my brother and me on so many trips near and far, but I remember every trip and how much fun I had. Until this day, I reminisce about the events with...

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5 Tips to Note Taking

What is the most effective way to take notes?

Taking notes is not an easy task for most students. Most will not want to do it while others will struggle as they stare at a blank piece of paper not. At the same time, research tells us that when we write something down, we will remember it better....

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5 Tips for Successful Independent Study

5 Tips for Successful Independent Study 

When you join the wondrous world of a quality virtual charter school, you have plenty to gain; a better education as well as the flexibility to have fun and be successful. You will find it engaging for your child, the one who get easily bored at school....

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We're on a mission to develop tools and educational practices that promote growth for every stakeholder. Through the continuous advancement of self-created systems and processes, Method Schools aims to cultivate a culture of growth throughout every facet of the organization.

Dr. Jessica Spallino
Founder and CEO
Every student is our story. SmartFox, built by Method, is an online learning platform that saves money, keeps CA Ed funds in CA, and provides closed loop reporting for better academic results.
Mark Holley
Founder & CBO
We're proud to have built a financially sound, 100% ethical,  innovative organization that focuses on academic achievement, constant reinvention, and perpetual growth. Every student has a story. And serving every individual student is our story. 
Method Team

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