Enroll your child in a high-quality, engaging educational program and pay monthly without worrying about Coronavirus!
ACT Microschools offers a full online experience for your pre-school to kindergarten aged child without having to commit to expensive school fees.
A Message From Dr. Deena Amiry, Our Chief Educator
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re sure you have plenty of questions for us. Let’s start with a few basics!
How is ACT able to offer high quality learning experiences at a lower cost than schools?
ACT Microschools’ staff is well-versed in best practices for an online experience. We are not taking a live experience and adopting it to an online one. Rather, we are providing the best that online schooling has to offer for this age group. Furthermore, unlike traditional schools that have huge overhead and capital expenses to maintain whether schools run or not, ACT Microschools has the flexibility to design an experience that fits our current reality with no hidden costs.
I’m interested in my child developing social skills. Is that even possible in an online school?
Of course, nothing can replace face to face contact when it comes to developing social skills. Yet, much of what your child will learn deals specifically with how to be a part of an online team. Following norms and guidelines of the class (when to speak, when to mute, how to listen to fellow classmates, how to ask and answer questions in an appropriate manner) are important skills that are fostered within the online community. When a child develops these skills online, s/he will be able to transfer this social understanding to other settings, whether on the playground, with siblings, or in a classroom.
What will my child’s schedule be like in the online program?
ACT Online School offers different packages to fit your needs. See below a sample schedule for ACT Online School – Basic (September Schedule) and also see how you can have your pick of select courses.
ACT Online Program – Basic
*availability of choice depends on number of subscriptions
What is monthly tuition for the Basic package of the program?
The Basic package is for $150 per month that gets renewed at the end of each month. You can suspend or cancel your subscription at any given month without having to make long-term commitments.
Can I sign up my child for an individual course rather than the Basic program?
ACT Microschools also offers the potential to sign up for individual courses. In order to foster a sense of community, only courses with at least 5 subscribed students will run. In case a course does not have enough subscribers, you will be offered another course option and if it does not meet your needs, we will provide you with a full refund.
Check our September Course Offerings!
Investigations in Numbers and Space (2 x per week) = $35/month
Arabic Reading/Phonics (2 x per week) = $35/month
English Reading/Phonics (2 x per week) = $35/month
Cooking (1 x per week) = $25/month
Arabic story time (2 x per week) = $30/month
Art (1 x per week) = $25 /month
How much time in the day will my child spend online?
If you choose ACT Basic, your child will spend between 50 minutes to 70 minutes online per day (not consecutive). Individual courses last anywhere from 25 minutes per session up to 40 minutes per session (Art and Cooking tend to run up to 40 minutes, depending on the project of the day).
Will there be additional activities other than the online classes?
Once you join the ACT Online School community, you will be granted access to a number of our asynchronous learning activities that you can choose to do with your child at any time. Furthermore, certain online courses will have offline follow-up activities for kids to work on in their own time.
How will my child have Access to learning resources?
All course subscriptions are month to month. In the beginning of the month, you will be asked to pick up your learning resources from a designated location.
Who are the teachers in ACT’s online program?
ACT has a team of qualified teachers who have been working in schools and online for 5+ years each. Click here to meet our team!
How do we get started?
STEP 1: Choose and pay for one of our plans or select an individual course.
STEP 2: Receive access to ACT’s portal and check your child’s schedule
STEP 3: Within one week of the start of the month, you will receive notice of where to retrieve your child’s learning resources
STEP 4: Watch your child have fun and engage online with experienced teachers and excellent learning resources!
Meet The Team
The program is developed by expert educators with 50 years of combined experience in designing and delivering high quality, progressive learning experiences
What parents say about ACT Microschools Online Programs
An Education Development Professional and an ACT Microschools Parent