Some parents considering microschools for this fall

Created: August 13, 2020 04:58 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — From online classes to one or two days in the classroom, school this year will be much different and some parents and educators have gotten creative.

They have teamed up to start their own micro-schools, which are small, private schools to keep kids safe from the coronavirus. In some cases, groups will only have two to eight children in them.


“Micro-schools are really k-5,” Founder of Weekdays Microschools Shauna Casey said. “They are supporting the public school district, for the most part, that is the basis of the curriculum.”

For the CEO of ADA Developers Academy and mom of two Lauren Soto, it’s about finding a qualified, provider for her children.

"For us, we were looking for a provider who had some education background in education who could help a pretty wide range of kids, and work through their digital learning."

These are similar to pods that many parents are setting up themselves.

The major difference is that microschool officials will help match parents with providers, rather than families teaming up themselves.

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