Venture Upward grows with you as your student reaches their goals and their highest academic potential. We partner with public schools to provide a free and customized home-based learning experience for every student. We provide dedicated mentors, exciting field trips, enthusiastic teachers, and amazing on-site programs that foster a love of learning. Venture Upward strives to make student dreams a reality.

Venture Upward grows with you as your student reaches their goals and their highest academic potential. We partner with public schools to provide a free and customized home-based learning experience for every student. We provide dedicated mentors, exciting field trips, enthusiastic teachers, and amazing on-site programs that foster a love of learning. Venture Upward strives to make student dreams a reality.

Mission

Helping families cultivate and embrace a culture of lifelong learning and success.

Vision

  • Accelerated learning through high-quality books and online curriculum, literacy initiative, and increased student engagement.
  • Meaningful community involvement through weekly on-site programs, field trips, service projects, and other enrichment activities.
  • Dynamic training opportunities for every student: proactive leadership, technology, and growth mindset.
  • Empowering parents as they create customized educational paths for at-home learning through personalized mentoring and unwavering support.

How it Works

We celebrate the uniqueness of every child by supporting families to create and carry out customized education paths for their students.

Students enroll in the K-8 Venture Upward home education program through one of our partner schools. Then, parents are guided by our dedicated staff to gather the resources that will help their students thrive.

Students in our program complete work in required courses provided by Venture Upward.

Students work in curriculum resources for the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies to meet state standards. There is required weekly pacing in these core subjects.

In addition, students in grades K-3 who are reading below a 4th grade level are required to work in one of our reading enrichment programs each week.

To read more about the specific curriculum and resources offered in your state’s program, click on your state: ArizonaIdaho, Minnesota

Students need hands-on learning and a community to thrive, so we also offer a weekly on-site, drop-off program. At Venture School, students engage in four elective classes customized for their local student community. Topics can include anything from locally-significant traditions, messy science experiments, martial arts, music, geography, art, and more. Click on your state for more information:

We understand that a drop-off program is not the right fit for all families. Students may choose to receive two subscription boxes per month as an alternative to Venture School.

We offer two free field trips per year for our enrolled students, their siblings, and two adults to attend. We offer multiple community service opportunities each year.

Every student that enrolls in Venture Upward will receive a Venture Reward! This reward is designed to provide funding for families to purchase a laptop, tablet, or additional learning materials meant to enrich their student’s educational experience.

Each family is matched with a dedicated teacher who acts as a guide for parents and students throughout the year. They provide support in everything from selecting curriculum at the beginning of the year, answering questions throughout, and even offering tutoring, as needed.

Apply to Venture Upward

Registration for 2022-23 School Year is open for Arizona and Idaho! You can also join the waiting list for Minnesota with the link below. A Venture School Team member will be in touch soon.