Over the past 2 years we’ve helped children become published authors, speak on stages and launch physical product businesses. They’ve won awards on Amazon, been featured in local bookstores, made wholesale agreements with local businesses, and engaged in e-commerce with our support in creating landing pages and building websites with online stores. Collectively, they’ve earned[…]
We’ve LAUNCHED our New Online Learning Platform!
By Suzanne Business, Education Technology, Entrepreneurship, Gaming, Public Speaking, Uncategorized, Worldschooling Nov 25, 2017
Three students met the deadline, and after 16 weeks of mentorship with Austin StartUp School, became published authors! From idea to implementation, our middle-school students successfully navigated the process under our mentorship to bring their passions to publication. While the results will ultimately reach far beyond what is quantifiable, here are some tangible ones: Vivian[…]
Children Realize Efficiency in Creative Collaboration
By Suzanne Entrepreneurship, Language Arts May 04, 2017
A student’s book cover design rendered quickly when his idea was shared with peers aligned with a common vision. One concept, five contributors and twenty minutes later, the design was complete! We believe that when children are supported with the freedom to explore their ideas in an empowering space, they quickly and naturally realize the[…]
Volunteering in the Community Tends Young Hearts to be of Service ♥️
By Suzanne Good Citizenship, Home Economics, Lifestyle, Mindfulness & Deep Nature Connection Mar 26, 2017
Everyone benefits from children serving as volunteers! Children in service to their communities promotes a heart-centered lifestyle, enhances psychosocial and intellectual development, teaches life skills, improves community function, aesthetics and relationships, and encourages a lifelong service ethic. The students of Austin StartUp School routinely engage in community service activities from tending gardens for the homeless,[…]
Our Public Speaking, Authorship & Entrepreneurship Course Equips Kids for Life
By Suzanne Business, Education Technology, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking Feb 17, 2017
Mind mapping books, collaborating on business plans, video conferencing with peers, oh my! The students in our 1-Day Enrichment Program venture into areas not previously explored…and we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts! By the end of the 16 week-course, students will have been expertly guided by mentors through the processes of writing and[…]
We are always seeking positive role models and mentors to expand the awareness, intellect and talent of our students. We are so grateful for the incredible coaches that help us motivate and inspire our children with integrity and heart! Vivian and Dash celebrate the rewarding completion of their first competitive 5K race with Coach Jeff[…]
A Carefully Cultivated Space Fosters Trust and Unbridled Expression!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Public Speaking Feb 09, 2017
“I’d like help letting go of my shyness” she said, as she folded her body into itself at the front of the room on the first day of class. Same girl, early morning, class #3 (pictured). When careful attention is placed on creating a safe space to express, without judgment, children who are otherwise hesitant[…]
Our Students Practice Poise and Grace with the Art of Sport Fencing
By Suzanne Curriculum, History, Physical Education Oct 06, 2016
Students at Austin StartUp School develop strategic thinking, body awareness and self-assuredness as they sharpen their fencing skills! Similar to dancing, fencing requires an understanding of timing, tempo, measure and velocity and can be a highly effective stress reliever. En garde!
Our Students Rock a Visit to the Calistoga Petrified Forest
By Suzanne Curriculum, Field Trips, History, Science, Worldschooling Aug 17, 2016
This uniquely preserved ancient forest near the gateway to the Napa Valley in California was created following a violent volcanic explosion 3.4 million years ago. Littered with felled Redwood trees of a now extinct variety, the students navigated the three-dimensional fossils on site while absorbing a lesson on permineralization from the docent. The role of[…]