Eclipse Academy is the first school of its kind: students and teachers connect online, one-to-one, in real time, using Skype or similar video-conferencing software — yet students learn by doing real-world projects in their own communities, strengthening their relationships and clarifying their values. Despite meeting online, the mentoring relationship between the student and teacher is key. Serving students in grades 6 to 12, Eclipse fully customizes each course for each student, as they learn the academic and life skills needed to thrive.
Our students are hip and sophisticated, playful and creative — between the ages of 12 - 18, with most of our students in high school. Our students are often involved in the arts — painting, graphic design, music, dance — and yet they may also pursue high-level math or science courses. But before Eclipse Academy, they hated school, and often felt disenfranchised or overlooked in more traditional “big classroom” school environments. Some students are gifted and work ahead, while others are falling behind in school and need extra help. What they all have in common is that the traditional school system wasn’t working for them, and they were being left out. They needed a fresh, progressive, modern school alternative like Eclipse Academy — innovative like a startup, yet a fully accredited school — where learning is customized for them, where their voice matters, and where they can follow their dreams.
Eclipse Academy has a curriculum that’s relevant and fun, and hip with the times. One of our teachers has purple hair, and we have multiple guitarists on staff although only one is a music teacher. Our Head of School is also a radio DJ and competitive modern dancer. We take our jobs seriously, and serve our students exceptionally well, yet we live our own lives and have a ton of fun in the process.
While our school’s marketing website must seem modern and “cool” to teens, it must also appeal to parents concerned with academic rigor, prestige, and college acceptance. It’s a balance between our school’s playful and whimsical personality, and the seriousness of academic achievement and personal growth.
This is the site of our main competitor, which is more corporate than what we’re looking for — we will be the smart indie alternative to this: https://www.fusionacademy.com/