Financial aid pricing

The financial aid information outlined below applies to our middle school program (grades 4-8)
Option 1
Parent-coach program
Learning cycle = 6 weeks
$800 / cycle
$1,575 / cycle
$2,667 / trimester
$3,150 / trimester
$4,800 / year
$9,450 / year
For parents who are experienced homeschool parents or otherwise feel capable of providing their child with close support on their Prisma work.
Option 2
Scholarship program
Learning cycle = 6 weeks
$800 - 1,500 / cycle
$1,575 / cycle
$1,600 - 3,000 / trimester
$3,150 / trimester
$4,800 - 9,000 / year
$9,450 / cycle
For parents who don’t qualify for our parent-coach program and require a need-based scholarship for their child. Funds are limited, apply early!
What is our Parent-coach program?

Learners enrolled in our Parent-coach program receive the full Prisma experience, but rather than having a Prisma coach that they meet with one-on-one and that provides them with feedback on their projects and writing and math missions, the parent is the primary coach for the child. We provide significant support to the parent to ensure they are well equipped to coach and give feedback to their child.

What is included in our Parent-coach program?

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 curriculum—our missions, projects and journeys, our MAP and writing assessment and, like all learners, they develop a Prisma Portfolio and receive a Prisma transcript. Also included in this program is a support coach who meets regularly with our parent-coaches and looks over the feedback they are providing to ensure that their child is on track and is meeting or exceeding expectations.

Who is a good fit for this program?

This program is open to learners whose parents:

  • Are educators or have homeschooled for several years (and thus have a track record of being their child’s primary teacher) or can otherwise demonstrate their ability to closely support their child with their academic work and 
  • Are able to dedicate at least 3-4 hours per week for more independent, higher autonomy learners and up to 8 hours per week for learners who are not yet adept at working independently.
What is the support provided to a parent-coach?

We will assign you a support coach (who is a highly experienced educator) who will work with your family. This coach will: 

  • Meet with you at the beginning of the year to learn more about your child and your family and to develop a custom learning schedule and plan for your child.
  • Meet with you and a small group of other families at the end of each 6-week cycle to debrief and share best practices. During this time you will also be able to ask questions about the upcoming cycle. (You will also be provided with a detailed coaching guide for each cycle.)
  • Review your child's work on a weekly basis to ensure they are on-track and provide you with observations on the feedback you are giving your child.
  • A brief 1-on-1 check-in at the end of each session to discuss your child’s progress, learning goals and development needs. 
  • Provide weekly office hours in case you have questions or need more support.
  • Review the assessment forms that you have completed for your child and provide guidance as necessary.
  • Be available via email to answer any questions that you or your child might have.  

Additionally, our math coach will also provide weekly office hours for parent-as-coach families who have questions regarding math.

Math for Parent-coach families

We provide two options for Parent-as-coach families:

Self-directed math (no additional charge)

We will provide you with access to the adaptive learning apps that Prisma uses for math, daily goals for your child based on their ability, in-app instructional videos to help your child learn key concepts and detailed in-app explanations for problems that your child gets wrong. You’ll also have access to our project-based performance tasks and summative assessments that help to gauge your child’s understanding of key concepts (including rubrics to help you assess your child) as well as weekly office hours (optional) with our math coach.

 

Full Prisma math coaching (additional annual charge: $1,500)

If you opt for the full Prisma math option you’ll get access to all of the above plus twice weekly small group math tutoring with our highly qualified math coach. Our math coach will also own the review of and feedback on your child’s math work.

Expectations of parent-coach

#1 Daily check-ins with your child
Check in daily with your child to see if they met their daily learning goals (i.e. to see how much progress they made in their projects and missions) and to set goals for the following day. Prisma provides a learner dashboard (that’s editable by you) that lays out daily and weekly goals for your child.
Estimated time for the parent: 20 - 30+ mins / day
#2 Review your child's work
Read through your child's work 2-3 times weekly and provide them with feedback. Where needed, encourage them to revise and improve their work. Prisma provides guidelines for what strong work should look like.
Estimated time for the parent: 30 - 60 mins / week
#3 Complete assessments
When your child completes a mission or project, fill out our brief assessment form so that your assigned support coach can review and approve the feedback.
Estimated time for the parent: 15- 20 mins / week
#4 Regular meetings with your support coach
Attend meetings with your assigned support coach.
Estimated time for the parent: 30 - 60 mins / month
Option 2
Scholarship program
Learning cycle = 6 weeks
$750 - 1,317 / cycle
$1,483 / cycle
$1,500 - 2,634 / trimester
$2,967 / trimester
$4,500 - 7,902 / year
$8,900 / year
For parents who don’t qualify for our parent-coach program and require a need-based scholarship for their child. Funds are limited, apply early!