Pupils who register for grades R to 12 at the THINK Digital College will never have to set foot in a classroom.
The school, which recently launched, is 100% virtual and can be accessed from anywhere, via the internet.
It’s the first fully virtual school in South Africa that offers CAPS and Cambridge curriculum from grade R to grade 12. Learners can work from home or from a Think Tutor Centre at the click of a button.
THINK Digital College is registered with SACAI and offers both the National Senior Certificate as well as the Cambridge curriculum.
Applicants who are accepted will join an online community and communicate virtually with classmates. All students need is a smart phone or tablet and internet connection to complete their schooling from anywhere in the world. They will be able to complete their school curriculum guided by online teachers through an engaging and interactive process where a combination of animation and video will be used as teaching tools.
“Our aim is to produce young adults who are innovative, creative and independent in their thinking, who have courage, perseverance and resilience, and who believe in themselves and their potential,” THINK Digital College CEO, Janessa Leita, said in a statement.
Pupils can work ahead of the required minimum pace and can log on at any time of the day, work on assignments/projects and then submit their work to be marked. Feedback will be sent through to their learning coach portal.
Leita who is also a mother to three sons, with the youngest son having been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, explained how she visited countless schools but could not find one suitable for her son.
“There was no problem with his academic ability but he was facing unrelenting bullying. THINK Digital College was inspired by my son’s need for a schooling alternative that met his unique needs,” she said.
Registrations for the 2017 academic programme are currently open with fees varying from R 3 500 per year for grade R to R9 500 for grade 12.