Alternative Learning for Student Athletes: What to Expect

Being a student athlete isn’t all fun and games. For high school students who are dedicated to a sport, the traditional classroom can pile on even more stress and hold them back.

Luckily, more parents are realizing how alternative learning can empower student athletes now and set them up for...

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Online High School Classes: The New Normal?

There’s no getting around it: The popularity of online coursework is skyrocketing. High schools are rushing to provide more and more online learning opportunities.

If you’re a parent, as high school moves from brick and mortar to digital devices, you may be feeling a bit caught off guard....

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Charter vs. Traditional: Why Choose a Public Charter School

You want your child to have the best education possible. And that can be a lot of pressure for any parent. After all, the decisions you make now will affect your child’s future.

Unfortunately, when it comes time to choose between a traditional school and a public charter school, parents don’t...

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SmartFox Shows The Way*

We all know 2020 has been a year of change, disruption, and in many cases sadness and hopelessness. I think most people, myself included, look forward to rebuilding what became broken. And re-energizing what shut down. Helping those who need help. As an online school, Method didn't shut down,...

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District v Charter: Two Solutions For California's Public School Turf Wars

Now that some of the dust has settled on the worst California legislative session imaginable for school choice proponents, maybe it's time to talk actual solutions rather than bills that put politics first and hurt students by eliminating options and educational freedom.

I spent 14 years at a...

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The Black Mountain Biking Soldiers of 1896

I started mountain biking when I was 13 years old. Growing up in a valley ringed by tall mountains and unlimited trail access it made sense. Most people there skied, but I didn't because it was too expensive. By the time I got a job and could pay to ski I didn't want to start because I was too...

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On Public Schools and Marketing

Recently charter schools in California have gotten some bad press. There's never a good time for wrongdoing, but the timing of some heavily publicized scandals couldn't have been worse. And the unions and anti-charter legislators pounced. Hard to blame them really. But one of the articles I read...

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Even in Virtual Schools, Teachers Make the Difference

I'm not a teacher. I've never been a teacher. But this is my 20th year in K-12 education in finance, marketing, and product development, and I've had some thoughts lately about how education has changed in my time and what it will look like in the near future. While there have been some changes...

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Introducing Our New Transparency Web Page

Charter schools are the only mechanism for free educational choice in California and most states. However, rapid expansion due to parents choosing charter schools has created growing pains. Some laws are vague and others are clearly intended to damage charters and, in doing so, educational...

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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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Dr. Jessica Spallino
Founder and CEO

We have experienced a few Charters and none have come close to what method has been able to provide us. We look for a community and support for my Charter and Method his provided that for us on a weekly in some weeks even daily basis. They have amazing field trips, amazing staff and are very kind and relatable. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for extra support or even just a good sense of community while homeschooling. My son has been so proud to tell people about his Charter this year. Here is to many more years making friends and memories.

 

Darleen R.
Method Parent
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