What is a microschool?
A microschool, simply put, is a small school. Students at a microschool are guided based on their students' interests. Something unique about the microschool learning environment is that the schoolroom is multi-aged so that students are able to be student-led and allows for cross-age collaboration.
Is Colossal Academy a "real school"?
Colossal Academy is a K-12 licensed school with the Florida Department of Education. That being said, we do support homeschooling families. At this time our primary focus is on Middle School. Families can choose a 3 day Hybrid Model or Fulltime Enrollment.
Do you accept students with an IEP?
We do accept students with an IEP. We accept students with accommodation needs on a case-by-case base. Colossal Academy would love to be able to provide a space for all students but at this time we are not equipped to be able to handle all cases.
What kind of vetting do you do when hiring teachers?
Teachers are required to either be IB Certified, Montessori Trained, or Florida Certified. In special circumstances, students have access to experts in their field who volunteer their time to teach students skillfully. This includes small workshops, online classes on finance, programming, agriculture, permaculture, science, engineering, etc.
What technology do I need to use for your classes?
Students need to use a computer either PC or Mac. For higher-level computer competencies, Chromebooks do not have the processing needed for drafting and other programs, like video editing.
Do students get individual attention?
Yes! The beauty of remaining small is that students receive personalized attention to meet them where they are.