Learning should be hard fun.

Prepare your 4-12th grader for a rapidly changing future with an accredited, project-based virtual program where kids build real community.
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Prisma is the best accredited online virtual K-12 homeschool program with curriculum for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Available in all 50 states: Alabama
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“At Prisma, learners are never underestimated. They grow unrestricted in areas of strength and interest, receive support in challenge areas, connect socially through clubs and collaborations, and work with coaches who really get to know them."
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It's possible for your child's education to...

Ignite a lifelong love of learning
Learning should be 'hard fun'—engaging, personalized, and challenging at the exact right level for your child.
Prepare them to thrive in the future
Alongside robust academics, Prisma learners develop real-world skills.

Learning isn't one-size-fits-all

Kids naturally love learning, but studies show kids lose interest in school by 4th grade. When education is tailored to each child's needs and passions, their love of learning skyrockets. Kids love Prisma because of our: 

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Inspiring Coaches
Expert educators who challenge and support your child 1-on-1, provide individualized academic feedback, and facilitate dynamic live workshops.
2
Innovative, Project Based Curriculum
The curriculum is personalized to match your child's interests and needs. Kids go at their own pace and choose rigorous, hands-on projects to demonstrate their learning.
3
Uplifting Community
Your child will build meaningful friendships in our small, tight-knit peer cohorts where kids grow together.

Could Prisma be right for your family?

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High School

Aaron's creative projects

"I like having a clear purpose for what I’m learning, instead of just being told Do this thing," says Aaron, Prisma 10th grader. 

Some of Aaron’s favorite projects include the model of a green roof planter he made to earn his 9th grade Biology credit, and the poem he wrote about the challenges of the ballet industry and turned into an audio/visual video for his English credit

“Instead of making videos or building models being what I do when I take a break from school, I did those things for my project. It’s really fun to be able to showcase the unique talents I have in a way that also gets me school credit.

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HS Learner Aaron Dance
Middle School

Major's rekindling of joy

"Prior to enrolling our son, Major, at Prisma, he was called a "distraction" because he learned at a different pace, and he was struggling with the one-size-fits-all curriculum.  

Since starting Prisma, Major has matured in his course work and at home. His engagement and motivation since joining Prisma is at levels we have NEVER seen when he attended public school. He never wanted to join any extracurricular activities, now he is in the cooking enrichment and taking Japanese!

Prisma has reignited the spark and joy in Major and has brought back the amazing human we knew was there all along."

-Latasha Harris, Prisma Parent

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Prisma offers the best and most innovative private virtual online homeschool accredited program for kids in grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7, grade 8, and high school with full curriculum and live classes. We especially serve students with IEPs, autism, ADHD and gifted students.
Homeschoolers

Henry & Matilda's growth

“The first big surprise for me was the amazing team I would get to help me. I didn’t feel so alone when it came to supporting my kids’ academic education. Kristi is an amazing mentor to all of us. She has a special way of inspiring and supporting the kids. 

Matilda’s biggest area of growth was writing. She went from writing a simple paragraph in the first cycle to choosing to write a book in the last cycle. 

Henry’s biggest growth area has been getting comfortable with public speaking. When he started, he was too nervous to put his camera on. By Cycle 4, he was so excited to present he was literally dancing.

-Jess F., Parent-coach Parent

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Matilda, Henry, and mom, Jess
Worldschoolers

Cora's worldschooling adventure

"Cora gets to really design her own learning path based on what interests her, and she works closely with her coach to make sure that she’s staying on track. She has so much autonomy, which has allowed her natural creativity to blossom into confident leadership and self-expression.

Knowing that we have a loving community and access to world-class education, no matter what timezone we happen to be in, has been a dream come true."

- Catilin D., Parent

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Program Options

Middle school cohorts are led by an expert Learning Coach who supports each learner individually, facilitates live workshops, and provides academic feedback.

Our project-based curriculum prepares learners for high school academics while building real-world skills like creativity and critical thinking. Each year covers 6 interdisciplinary themes, mapped to a comprehensive set of standards (drawn from best-in-class sources like NGSS, ISTE, Common Core, and CASEL). 

Each theme, from Unsolved Mysteries to Cities of the Future, allows ample opportunity for kids to choose their own learning adventure. (Think learning about ecosystems by writing a science fiction story, physics by designing a moving toy, or history by designing a museum exhibit.)
For homeschool families, educators, and parents who have the capacity and enthusiasm to coach their 4-8th grade learner in their independent Prisma work.

Learners enrolled in this program still participate in all our workshops, standups, Expo days, clubs and learner events. Like all our learners, they are part of a close-knit cohort of other learners that they meet with daily. They also get full access to our accredited curriculum, assessments, and receive a Prisma transcript.

The only difference between the full program and Parent-coach is that you are your child's mentor coach. This means giving regular feedback on your child's work, setting learning goals together, making sure they're on track, and determining when they reach mastery.
High schoolers graduate with an accredited diploma and transcript that meets college entrance requirements, while still engaging in a project-based curriculum that tailors learning to their interests.

Each 12-week theme awards credit in subjects from Biology to English through real-world topics such as The Future of Health and Build a Business. Learners work 1-on-1 with their mentor coach to tailor projects to their goals and create a standout portfolio. They also engage in electives, optional AP and dual enrollment courses, and a weekly Life Skills workshop. 

In 11th grade, learners design a capstone project that shows off their strengths, aligned to their college and career goals. In 12th grade, learners complete a virtual or in-person internship with a partner organization.
96%
of kids agree the Prisma curriculum is 'hard fun'
Themes
From STEM to Social Studies, kids gain real-world skills and master academics through interdisciplinary themes like Cities of the Future and Build a Business
Projects
In each theme, coaches support kids in tackling a project of their choice:  from pitching an invention to building a history exhibit to writing a sci-fi story.
Workshops
Coaches lead daily workshops where kids collaborate, debate, and dive into real-world simulations, like Shark Tank investing or re-homing an endangered species.
Mastery
Learners in grades 4-8 earn Badges—from Data Analysis to Persuasive Writing—for mastering grade-level skills, and high schoolers earn course credit in academic subjects within each interdisciplinary theme.
98%
of parents say their child is happier at Prisma than their last school
Parent of our virtual high school gives us a best review.
"Levi loves the kids and community. The relationships he has formed with staff are beautiful! I have never signed up for something and gotten so much more than I anticipated."
Joy J.
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"His sense of pride and accomplishment has gone through the roof. He has told all of our family and friends about his podcast."
Lashonda S.
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Homeschool parent gives our program a best review for twice exceptional
"Between boredom, a lack of autonomy, and the constant transitions from topic to topic, he was MISERABLE in brick and mortar school. He is happy and thriving at Prisma!"
Kym J.
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Parent of our online high school gives us a best review.
"We love the staff, the adaptability for each student, and the noticing of each student's strengths." 
Lia N.
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Parent of our online middle school gives a 5-star review
"You are providing the education I want for my daughter. The patterns of thinking I see her developing I did not start thinking until I was in my twenties."
Austin B.
Prisma Parent
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"Prisma does a fabulous job helping Soren with time management, communication, and executive functioning. We are thankful you believed in him!"
Moriah B.
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Parent gives virtual middle school best review
"Prisma's inclusive culture gives students a real sense of belonging. Our kids love their coaches. And we've seen them both excited about math for the first time!"
Chapin S.
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"I am blown away by how much Jack has grown in such a short time. Knowing that he is with a group who celebrates him instead of tearing him down is such a relief."
Allison V.
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"I heard him tell a friend this weekend that school was fun. I have never heard him say that before!"
Beth C.
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"Wesley loves Prisma. He's like a new person! It's so nice to see him excited about learning again."
David S.
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"Your focus on the kids as full individual humans with unlimited potential to be unlocked is the biggest reason we are proud to be a Prisma family!"
Mary M.
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96%
of parents agree that Prisma is preparing their child for their adult life.

Some experts predict that 65% of today's elementary schoolers will grow up to do jobs that haven't been invented yet.

The world is changing, but most schools have stayed the same. We’ve redesigned school to equip your child with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing future.
Prisma Powers
Applied Curiosity
The ability to ask great questions & find the answers
Communication & CollaborationWork well with a team, and share a clear message orally & in writing
Innovator’s MindsetBuild creative solutions to problems & iterate based on feedback
Initiative & Follow ThroughMake your dreams happen by taking ownership & doing your best
Our values
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Learning should be 'hard fun'
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Learning happens through doing and making
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Learning isn’t one-size-fits-all
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The deepest learning comes from intrinsic motivation
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Learning happens in community
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Kids should learn how to think, not what to think
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Learning should have a purpose in the real world

Learning happens in community

We hear again and again how Prisma is like a family.

The intentional matching of learners with their mentor coach and peer cohort leads to the formation of real relationships that give kids a sense of belonging and connection. From STEM Extravaganza to Prisma Parliament, learners also have a wide variety of extracurricular and leadership opportunities. And Prisma isn’t just for learners. Parents get together for interest-based Circles, Book Clubs, and frequent regional meet ups and parent-led trips.

Eve of a new school year
High School Meetup with Coach Anne
Prisma Spirit over Zoom
"One of his initial concerns was that, because it was digital, he wouldn't make any friends.  His favorite thing at dinner the other day was that "I made two friends already!" On the very first day, he told me that he loved that his teacher was so accessible. He said, "I called her and she actually picked up! AND she gave me just enough info to do what I needed WITHOUT giving the answer away!!!!"
Tara S.
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Prisma Parent

Choose the version of Prisma that fits your family

Full program
Grades 4-8: $9,750; Grades 9-12: $10,750

Parent-coach
Grades 4-8 only: $4,800 ($5,700 with Prisma Math coaching)

Daily engaging, collaborative live workshops
Accredited, personalized project-based curriculum for all subjects
1-on-1 mentorship from Prisma Coach
Iterative feedback from expert teachers
Tight-knit peer cohort community
Flexible model for kids to learn from anywhere
Check out our Grades 4-8 or High School program for more details about what's included in your child's Prisma tuition.
Financial Aid
Around 40% of Prisma learners receive a scholarship. The Prisma Scholarship Fund gives out more than $150,000 in scholarships each year and enables learners who otherwise wouldn't be able to join Prisma to enroll in the full program for as little as $550 per month.
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“The school we applied to last spring before hearing of Prisma was $30,000 (for middle school level)! The Prisma pedagogy, dynamic leadership team, and the lower cost is a gift to us in more ways than one.”
Moriah B.
Prisma Parent

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Prisma learners saw baby turtles hatch, learned together in a jungle cabaña, and took surf lessons together in Costa Rica
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