Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that offers free online learning tools, will open the global online high school Khan World School in August 2022.
“This full-time online school will combine the expertise of Khan Lab School, Schoolhouse.world, and ASU Prep Digital in a unique model based on the principles of Khan Academy,” the company said in a statement.
Each day of study will include seminars where small peer groups will have the opportunity to interact online and learn with the support of mentors and tutorials. Training will be available to 9th graders who, according to Khan Academy, will “solve real problems in a unique virtual school model that rewards curiosity, gives them the opportunities, skills and confidence they need to succeed in college and career”.
Interested students will need to apply through ASU Prep Digital, online day school. The 2022-23 class is open for admission from the 9th grade with plans to expand the program to grades 9-12 next year.
The organization works with the University of Arizona, so Khan World School will be free for state students. Everyone else will have to pay, the cost is not yet specified, but ASU Prep Digital for international students costs $9,000 per year.