Awesome! It's a new adventure. We would love to partner with you and help simplify the way forward. Before your students jump into their learning, you will have the opportunity to go through our Prenda Family Parent Training. This is an online course that will walk you through how to use our software, how to choose the learning tools that are right for your child, and how to start thinking about education in a new way.
We stand by the tools and curricula that are a part of our program. We encourage you to use these tools, however you are free to supplement your student’s learning with whatever you like! The one catch here is that you can’t log educational hours when using religious curricula. The online learning tools you will have access to through Prenda is as follows:
*Access to Prenda's Project-Based Learning Library is granted upon enrollment
If there are other tools you would like to use, please reach out to us and we can work together to find solutions that work for each child.
School Partner Funded: All students who are enrolled with one of our school partners participate in the NWEA state benchmark tests in Math and Reading (3x per year). If you are enrolled with one of our school partners, your student will be required to take the end-of-year state exam, as well as diagnostic benchmark tests. We use these tests to answer the question, “Is what we are doing for this child working?”
You will also have the option to utilize iReady, an assessment tool, to measure what your student knows and what they need to learn next. You can use this information to help you decide what programs fit your student’s academic needs. iReady does not put any pressure or stress on students to perform on tests.
Private Pay: Prenda requires no testing of private pay families. However, it will be important to see what your state’s regulations are regarding testing.
We do offer access to adaptive, diagnostic testing to see where your child is in Math and Reading. You can use this data to make choices about their learning path and measure their growth throughout the year.
School Partner Funded: If you are enrolled through one of our school partners, we suggest that you log 10 hours per week for Kindergarteners, 20 hours per week for 1-2nd Graders, and 25 hours per week for 3-8th graders. You can count any hours that are either academically enriching or extracurricular (like music lessons, practicing, sports, or service).
Our software makes it VERY easy to automatically log the hours established in your schedule. Once you set things up, you won’t need to think about this too much.
Private Pay: Prenda’s suggested model is that you log 10 hours per week for Kindergarteners, 20 hours per week for 1-2nd Graders, and 25 hours per week for 3-8th Graders. In training, we offer a suggested daily schedule that will give you a framework to plan each day’s Conquer, Collaborate and Create activities. We also encourage extracurricular activities (like music lessons, sports, or service). As always, you will want to check your state’s regulation regarding reporting school hours.
Our software makes it VERY easy to automatically log the hours in a calendar if you need to report hours to your state.
School Partner Funded: In Arizona and Colorado, Prenda Family is tuition-free through our school partners. We provide each student with access to all the online learning programs they will need, a laptop (chromebook), and access to PrendaWorld (our software). Additionally, K-2nd grade students receive physical workbooks and manipulatives.
Private Pay: You will pay $100 per month for the first student, and $75 per month for each subsequent student. This includes our Treasure Hunt Reading Workbook and accompanying handwriting workbook for Grades K-2 and older students who need it.