AltSchool is an education startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg. We’re designing a platform aimed at empowering schools everywhere to offer personalized learning for grade school students. We’ve built our own brick-and-mortar schools which gives us unique access to teachers, students and parents. Together we’re building a suite of educational software through a comprehensive body of educational research. We are committed to finding the better ways for children to learn guided by the principles of Student Agency and Whole Child Learning.
Our tools invite students to play an active role in their learning. We are building workspaces where students can cultivate agency through greater transparency and context into assignments and progress; more voice and choice in their work, including collaborative dialogue with teachers; and opportunities for reflection and self-identifying key moments of learning.
The real magic isn’t the technology itself, but how our tools open new possibilities for teachers to engage with and motivate students. We’re developing a suite of tools that allows teachers to develop and deliver a comprehensive, personalized curriculum that helps each child thrive socially and emotionally, as well as academically.
The AltSchool platform offers greater transparency for parents, with multiple pathways for them to easily communicate with teachers and become active participants in their child’s education. AltSchool designers collaborate with educators and parents to improve communications on both desktop and mobile devices.