Homeschool Resistance? How to Keep Love of Learning Alive in the Upper Grades

Studies demonstrate widespread declines in enjoyment of school starting in 4th grade. What makes kids lose interest in school? And how can you bring that excitement back?

Emily Veno
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May 15, 2024

Meet Alecia Tumpap

“I love that Prisma learners develop a healthy relationship with constructive criticism, learning that feedback is a tool to promote growth.”

Emily Veno
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May 7, 2024

K12 Online School Options: Homeschool, Private, and Public

“Traditional” online schools try to replicate the traditional school experience. But innovative new models are designing a totally new approach.

Emily Veno
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May 3, 2024

New for 24-25: European, African, and Middle Eastern Time Zones

In August 2024, Prisma will be launching in Time Zones UTC +1 to UTC +6, making our programs accessible to all families around the world!

Emily Veno
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April 29, 2024

Meet Alison Mickelson

“Alison brings so much enthusiasm to her work. She really ‘gets’ Gio, and loves him (and that means everything to us parents!).” -Elise I, Prisma Parent

Emily Veno
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April 24, 2024

17 Best Online Elementary School Options

Prisma is only one part of a growing online learning ecosystem. In this post, we’ll dive into the options for your K-5th grade learner.

Emily Veno
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April 19, 2024

East Asia & Oceania Program

Welcome prospective Prisma East Asia and Oceania families!

Kristen Shroff
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April 16, 2024

ESA Homeschool Guide: How to Get Funds for Homeschooling by State

Which U.S. states allow families to use public funds to pay for homeschooling or online schools? Find out in this mega-post!

Emily Veno
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March 28, 2024

Prisma High School Announces Dual Enrollment Partnership with Arizona State University

Prisma High School learners can earn college credit in high school through the world-class Accelerate ASU online offering.

Emily Veno
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March 6, 2024

Online School for Gifted Students: Why It Works

Although Prisma doesn’t only serve gifted learners, families of gifted students are drawn to our approach for its alignment with research on what helps gifted kids thrive.

Emily Veno
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March 1, 2024

What Are Microschools? 6 Pros and Cons for Parents

Microschools come in as many forms as public, private, and charter schools do. Here are some pros and cons to consider before enrolling in this alternative schooling model.

Emily Veno
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February 11, 2024

Best Online High Schools: Breakdown by Learning Style, Cost, and Reviews

So, traditional brick-and-mortar high school isn’t a good option, and you’re exploring alternatives. Here’s what to discuss as a family to narrow down the infinite options.

Emily Veno
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January 31, 2024

Is Homeschooling Better than Traditional Schooling? Reasons to Homeschool

When done well, homeschooling can deliver results traditional schooling rarely, if ever, does.

Emily Veno
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January 8, 2024

Project-Based Online School: How It Works

High-quality project-based learning mirrors the real-world process of creative problem-solving. Here's how we pull off this hands-on, collaborative form of schooling virtually.

Emily Veno
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December 14, 2023

8 Most Popular Online Homeschool Programs

We’re fans of online learning, but it depends how it’s done. Here’s some pros and cons of different kinds of online homeschooling resources to consider, plus links to a variety of options.

Emily Veno
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November 16, 2023

Homeschool Unit Study Examples & Free Planning Template

Unit studies blend multiple subjects together to create real-world, interest-driven learning experiences. Steal the approach our curriculum experts use to create themes with a free downloadable unit study planner.

Emily Veno
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November 6, 2023

Meet Camil Aponte

“The curriculum at Prisma allows learners to learn about their strengths and use their passions in an organic and interdisciplinary way. The kids have the freedom to choose by having differentiated projects, quests, enrichments, and clubs.”

Emily Veno
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October 21, 2023

How Do Homeschoolers Get Into College?

You might be hearing from friends, extended family, and random strangers in the doctor’s office “there’s no way your kid will be able to get into a good college as a homeschooler.” Impolite, yes. True? Let’s figure it out.

Emily Veno
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October 20, 2023

Meet Todd Forsyth

“The amount of support and check-ins our learners have at Prisma is unparalleled compared to anywhere else I’ve ever worked.”

Emily Veno
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October 16, 2023

Types of Homeschooling Explained: Which Style is Right for Your Family?

Each of the most popular homeschool styles has existed for a long time, and each has diehard evangelizers and fervent critics. From classical to unit studies to unschooling, this guide will help you find the form best suited to your family.

Emily Veno
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October 13, 2023

Meet Tim Corkran

“What most drew me to Prisma was the chance to work with a fully project-based curriculum custom-designed for middle schoolers who are hungry for academic engagement.”

Emily Veno
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October 10, 2023

6 Best Online Middle Schools

The best online school for your family is a question of priorities: More support or lower tuition costs? Traditional or project-based academics? Asynchronous or lots of interaction? We break it down in this post.

Emily Veno
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October 4, 2023

Meet David Waitzer

David Waitzer is the Founding Learning Coach for our first cohort in East Asia & Oceania. In this post, he describes how his background teaching and leading for innovative international education companies will help him accelerate the growth of Prisma learners.

Emily Veno
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October 3, 2023

Announcing Prisma East Asia and Oceania

Prisma has hundreds of learners across the Western Hemisphere. Along the way, we've gotten requests to launch cohorts in new time zones from families around the world who want to be part of what we’re building. Next up is East Asia & Oceania! 

Emily Veno
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October 3, 2023

Meet Lizzie Thompson

Middle School Curriculum Designer Lizzie uses her diverse experiences: studying Literature at Harvard, leading outdoor adventure expeditions, and teaching high school English, to help Prisma learners find their voices.

Emily Veno
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September 25, 2023

Homeschool vs. Online School: Pros and Cons of Each Option

The pandemic has made homeschooling easier than ever before with a boom of online options from curriculum, to part-time programs, to full-time schools. But which is best for your family?

Emily Veno
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September 23, 2023

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