Frequently Asked Questions
Workspace Education is not a school. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit that comprises a co-learning community of families and professionals who work together to co-create the most effective individualized learning tracks for children. However we are more than a project-based education center. Workspace Education is also host to Acton Academy, a stand alone microschool specializing in developing agency, character development and executive functioning skills.
Families join Workspace Education by applying through our admissions process. Once a family becomes a member, the family will have access to Workspace Academy and the resources of Workspace Education to build an individualized learning track for each of their children.
The admissions process includes an application, portfolio review, and an interview. We will also provide you with an in-depth tour of our state-of-the-art facility our children work in. Grades or transcripts are not required.
Parents will have access to our extensive onboarding process, training and support, a resource database, and help from our on-site Dream Director and education experts to customize a learning plan to create engaging, meaningful learning experiences for their children.
Every child learns differently and there are many curricula, teaching methods, and styles available both online and off to suit all kinds of learners. Workspace Education is committed to keeping an up-to-date resource library on curricula and learning options to help guide you to the right program for your child.
While we provide the means to find and locate tutors, and host classes from external educators in our facility, any fees associated with tutoring or fee-added classes will be paid directly to the tutor.
Workspace Education is open Mon-Fri, from 9AM-6PM and Saturday 9AM-1PM during the academic year. You choose the time commitment that is right for your child and your family. However, when your child is at Workspace, parents or guardians are required to supervise and ensure their children adhere to a code of behavior that promotes a safe and protected work environment for all members.
Member child(ren) ages nine and under must have direct supervision by a member parent at all times while on the premises, other than when the child is in a supervised class. The member parent must stay on the premises even during those times when the member child(ren) is in a classroom activity. Member child(ren) ages ten to 15 must be accompanied by a member parent who remains on the premises at all times. The member parent is not required to remain in the same physical area as the member child(ren) at all times, particularly when the member child(ren) in this age category are participating in a program activity within the premises. Member child(ren) ages 16 and older may be on the premises without the presence of a member parent; however, the member parent will be responsible for providing detailed orientation to such member child(ren) at all times, particularly when the member child(ren) in this age category are participating in a program activity within the premises.
Our community is varied and diversified with families that value project-based learning experiences and the freedom to customize the educational path for each of their children.
You don’t have to. We encourage parents to teach what they are passionate about. Our database of experts will help you find the right person to teach the topics your child is interested in pursuing, plus we offer specialized classes such as science as fee-added coursework.
Co-learning is a growing educational trend that incorporates corroborative and project-based learning in a space designed to promote working in teams and across disciplines to design and execute amazing projects.
There are professional educators available for private consultations, additional fees may apply.
Parents can create a transcript to show the work a child has completed during the equivalent of their high school years. We provide parent training on how to create e-portfolios of your child’s projects, classes, and other accomplishments completed at Workspace, and are developing an extensive badging portfolio.
Yes! We provide the scaffolding and resources to equip you with the information regarding what colleges require for their admissions process so you can plan the right education path for your child during their high school years. In addition, SAT/ACT and other college prep courses run regularly onsite. And, students can earn college credit in high school through our relationship with Post University.
Colleges are increasingly looking for non-traditional students with varied and unique interests which translate into a diversified transcript. This year, 5% of Williams College students come from outside of traditional schools. Dartmouth Admissions reassures homeschool applicants by noting they “receive a number of applications from home-schooled students each year, so there is no need to worry that we are not accustomed to home-schooled applicants.” Dartmouth also does “holistic admissions” of all applications with students being able to demonstrate foreign language proficiency with the AP or SAT subject test.