Message from Christine Kasitz, Head of School - Stanza Academy

Message from Christine Kasitz, Head of School

Stanza students are involved in one to two hours of intense teacher support per week, daily check-ins and, virtual tutoring on demand. We find that this method encourages independent study, self-discipline and is far more effective than being one of 30 students sitting in a classroom all day. Each student has an academic coach responsible for his/her educational program and scholastic success. All course instructors are certificated subject matter experts. Our program allows students to enroll anytime and set their own pace in a robust learning environment with advanced placement, accelerated coursework and dual enrollment opportunities.

Our school is a vibrant online community of families who value the flexibility of participating in an academic program online with all coursework customized to meet the needs of individual students. Your student’s academic coach will help you to select a customized set of courses and schedule so your student can advance at his/her own pace. Academic coaches meet with their students weekly to review progress, teach study skills and provide academic counseling.

Stanza is a mastery-based program, which means that students receive credit for demonstrating knowledge of the required material. They may test out of units they have mastered or slow down to spend more time on new or difficult material. Stanza does not issue grades of “D” or “F.” Credit is provided for courses in which students receive an A, B, C or “Pass.” Otherwise, they receive an “Incomplete” and continue to work with their teachers and tutors until mastery is achieved.

One of the advantages of Stanza is the freedom students have to work at their own levels, no matter their age. Middle-school students who want to progress faster than is typical in math, for example, have the option of taking courses at the high school or college level.

Our Unique Values

In our quickly changing world, it’s important that your students’ school is able to keep up in delivering the most up-to-date material and opportunities. We offer an elite, highly tailored education that values discipline and creativity, preparing students for the top universities in the world. We train students to invent their own future, to be academically successful and are creatively empowered, technologically fearless and civic-minded, global leaders.

Our Accreditation

Stanza Education Corporation is a Candidate for Accreditation with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. The rigorous accreditation process ensures our schools meet standards set by the accrediting organization.

What is Accreditation?
The accreditation process ensures that schools meet high quality educational and operational standards. The school must be focused on data-driven continuous improvement. Accreditation shows schools, colleges and universities worldwide that the student’s credits were earned through rigorous, standards-based curriculum.

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