Location: Austin and everywhere online
Students served: Young people ages 10–18; 8- and 9-year-olds considered under unique circumstances
Current enrollment: 7 Learners; open enrollment
Model/philosophy: Abrome is based on the axiom that young people are competent and active knowledge seekers who learn best through experiences such as play, conversation, investigation, and experimentation. The program helps young people lead remarkable lives in the present as the best preparation for the future. See Abrome’s mission and vision.
Special features: A community that promotes autonomy and intrinsic motivation; learning happens all the time, so Abrome is accessible during weekends and evenings; coercion free; no teachers, curriculum, or instruction; research-based approach that treats young people as adults; nationwide network of peers; one-on-one sessions with Learning Coaches; elite college prep if desired
Tuition: $5,200 per year, $2,860 per half year, or $1,560 per quarter
Contact: Antonio Buehler 512-785-3767
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