Hear from our learners what Prisma is all about.
Schedule an optional info session with a Prisma team member if you'd like to learn more before applying.
Tell us who you are , why you want to join Prisma and share a few pieces of work with us that you're proud of.
Speak with a member of our Prisma team via live video. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. This is not a formal interview, just a friendly conversation. While the interview is primarily with the learner, ideally we’d like to talk with their legal guardian during this time as well.
You'll receive a decision within a few days of completing your interview.
After you decide to join Prisma, we'll send you onboarding resources, do a tech check and make sure that you have all the tools you need to learn with us in advance of your official start date.
Learners who choose Prisma may be extroverted, introverted, funny, opinionated, pensive, gregarious, eager, reserved, a little bit rebellious, and everything in between! A bit of curiosity and adaptability goes a long way in enabling learners to flourish in our community, and basic digital skills for navigating online learning are important too (We can help with this). Our goal is to see every child who learns with Prisma brimming with self-esteem, the confidence to be their authentic selves, a strong sense of personal agency, and passion for at least one thing that deeply excites them. We also are committed to fostering a collaborative and community-oriented environment that encourages kids to thrive.
Our admissions page outlines how to apply.
Yes! We have many siblings at Prisma. (We recommend that your children each have access to a computer rather than sharing one)
Because K-12 education is regulated at the state (and even local school district) level, we aren’t able to provide a singular response for what notification you may be required to provide or what steps you may need to take where you live. We’ve found that the majority of US states simply require a family to formally withdraw their child from public school—typically by filling out a form that can be obtained either online and/or at your local public school where you state the reason for not attending public school as attending private school instead.
A minority of US states classify students who attend an online private school not specifically based in the student’s state of residence as homeschooled. To our present knowledge, CA, LA, MA, MD, NY and PA operate this way. If you live in one of those US states, you can reach out to your local district to learn how to homeschool in your local area. You can also read about homeschooling in your state here or in your country (if located outside of the US) here.