Midway through our first year of operations, Wicked Local stopped by to check out how the Map Academy model takes a radically different approach to the traditional high school experience.
“We’re a self-paced school. We’re self-paced because we know we can’t hold kids. For some kids, life gets in the way of traditional school; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. doesn’t work. But that shouldn’t deprive a kid of a high school education,” Co-Founder Josh Charpentier said. “It’s 2019 now, and everything in the world is flexible. Why can’t the high school experience be flexible?”