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A place where kindness rises, children thrive, and empathy abounds.
Austin Rising School is a homeschooling co-op and place where students have deep
and meaningful experiences. We inspire learning through a project based, hands-on,
arts-integrated approach. It is always purposeful, thoughtful, and engaging fostering
collaboration. Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers and to be involved
in their community through Socratic discussion.
Kindness and empathy are the school culture
Why Austin Rising School?
We are a unique school
Austin Rising School is a creative space for homeschoolers that offers an academic three day (Tues-Thurs) or four day (Mon-Thurs) a week program that is progressive, project based, and interdisciplinary for Elementary, Middle and High School aged students (1st-12th grade). We don't waste time on busy work. Students are working and thinking hard. This focused academic time leaves space for families to have time for themselves and other extra-curricular activities. Maybe add in an art class, a music class, or a favorite sport. Families are free to create their own learning experiences at home on the days that their children are not at school.
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At ARS our goal is to create a deep understanding of the world while maintaining natural curiosity in the students. Each lesson is taught in blocks to promote deeper learning and thinking, while developing and increasing critical thinking and research skills.
Kids of Kindness
Kids of Kindness is the backbone and culture of Austin Rising School. We remind the students to be kind to the world, each other, and one self. The emotional intelligence of each child is of great importance to us. Students learn how to create a growth mindset, to set limitless goals, to innovate, and to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. A wonderful and endearing culture of community based on love and respect is built because of this.
James K. A. Smith said "education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole
person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires,
primes our imagination, and orients us to the world -
all before we ever start thinking about it."
based on the idea that math is full of ideas and relationships that are constructed in our brains rather than isolated, memorized facts.
General science class which is an interdisciplinary experience giving the student a grand tour of the sciences, to include: biology, chemistry, physics, geography, botany, astronomy, anthropology, etc.
Classes encompass an array of curricula including science, engineering, math, and Spanish as a foreign language. Classes are engaging and very hands-on.
Parent Involvement is Key
Through Parent Passion classes, parents are invited to teach one hour a day for one month (they also assist another parent passion teacher for one month). Total commitment is 2 months out of the year. These classes are optional to teach and are designed to spark an interest in the students who may not have otherwise been exposed to a certain subject.
What Students Are Saying...
What we learn with pleasure we never forget - A. Mercier
What Parents Are Saying...
We are so grateful for Austin Rising School. The teachers, parents and children have been wonderful. They have provided our two children a safe, enriching and supportive environment. We love the creative project-based learning. The units have combined art, science, history, writing and more. Our children have enjoyed acting out scripts based on books they read. We also appreciate the unique approach to learning math. The math teacher empowers children to build a strong foundation by making connections in their relationships with numbers preparing them for higher level concepts. At public school, our children were bored in math class, and they now love learning different strategies to solve problems through games and more interactive methods rather than only using algorithms or rote memorization. They enjoy the Kids of Kindness class where they have learned valuable life skills through mindfulness practices, and playing cooperative games that are fun and challenging. - Kim M.