How it Works

Method students benefit from up to $1,000 in instructional funds which can enhance the student experience and promote individual learning. Here's a summary of how it works:

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Parent selects vendor from pre-approved list
Method curriculum pros research, curate and update the list each quarter
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Parent submits request in SmartFox portal
The purchase can be submitted through the student or parent portal in SmartFox.
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If approved, curriculum or service is purchased by Method
The purchase will be deducted from the student's instructional funds (IF) balance

 

Approved Vendor List

 

Instructional Funds FAQs

Can I request my own vendor? No. Not at this time.

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Can I save or "roll over" funds into the next school year? No.

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What kinds of purchases can instructional funds cover? 

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Are funds prorated if my student enrolls at Method during the school year? Yes. Click to see prorated amount by date.

Funds begin at $1,000 per student and are prorated beginning 10/1 based on the following schedule:

    • Up to 9/30: $1,000

    • 10/1: $800

    • 11/1: $700

    • 12/1: $600

    • 1/1: $500

    • 2/1: $400

    • 3/1: $300

    • 4/1: $200

    • 5/1: $100

Are funds transferred to me so I can make the purchases myself? No. All transactions are handled by Method's funds coordinator.

Method purchases items after they're approved by appropriate approver in SF - families do not make purchases and get reimbursed