ARES Learning Overview
ARES Learning is both a full time private school - and an enrichment program for students attending other schools. ARES asks cadets “what problem do you want to solve?” and provides all the resources and systems necessary to generate innovative solutions… so kids are making a difference in their world while they go to school.
Through a flexible model combining distance, blended, and face-to-face learning (when safe), ARES places cadets at the center of solving the greatest challenges facing their communities both today and tomorrow. Here is a look at a cadet's typical day...
Mornings at ARES
Each morning, cadets begin their day in a blended learning environment focused on their California standards-based educational content. Some cadets bring their own homeschool curriculum with them, others bring their public or private schools distance learning materials while the rest opt into ARES Learning’s customized modular curriculum. ARES highly trained staff is there to consult, tutor and work with cadets, taking the burden of facilitating distance learning off of parents and families.
Alternatively, cadets who attend traditional schools can simply attend their school in the mornings, and join us at ARES after school.
Afternoons at ARES
This is where the magic happens. After a collaborative Edison Lunch (where problems and ideas are shared to inspire creativity), cadets engage in a groundbreaking learning experience that combines STEM, science fiction as literature, traditional wayfinding, principles of flight, strategic simulations, ethical dilemmas, and relentless self-reflection to help them build the Explorer’s Mindset necessary to solve enormous and meaningful challenges when they enter the Moonshot Lab.
Throughout the week, cadets work their way through a highly engaging and empowering experience that prepares them for success in any community - on this planet or any other. To learn more about the different learning modules check out the Experience page!