Colossal Academy currently uses the hybrid model. Students have the opportunity to learn computer literacy, coding, programming and take their classes online. Colossal Academy is growing and in the future students will be on the farm full-time.
Are your classes accredited?
Colossal Academy has a variety of classes in which some are accredited and others await accreditation. Colossal Academy has an interdisciplinary approach to learning while still expecting rigor and adaptability.
Are courses differentiated?
Yes! Students have the opportunity to work ahead of grade level as well as do any retention needed.
What kind of online safety practices do you consider?
Colossal Academy’s classes are open to children from 10 years old to 14 years of age (except our specific courses for parents). Parents are welcome to take pictures and videos to improve their own learners’ participation in class, however, it is never ok to capture or share other learners’ faces or names to anyone. We take our learners' and teachers’ privacy very seriously and we will never share any class recording outside of our school, might it be for marketing reasons or any other reasons.
What kind of vetting do you do when hiring teachers?
Teachers are required to either be IB Certified, Montessori Trained, or Florida Certified. Some teachers call in from other countries for small workshops and those teachers are experts in their fields. For small workshops, experts in their fields give classes on finance, programming, 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 staying small is that students receive personalized attention to meet them at their own level.