The GO Program
Personal Development & Life Prep for Homeschool Families
Strategies for Academic Success
"Helped with distractions, improved time management & organization"
- Sam, PA
"Managing stress, organizing priorities, follow through with goals"
- Kimberley, CA
"Challenged my thinking, learnt about goals, motivation, discipline"
- Alex, PA
This page is for home-school families, charter school parents, educators and students. As a vendor for Charter schools and service provider for private home school Christian families, this page gives parents more information on my high school personal development and life prep curriculum called the GO PROGRAM which runs for 15 weeks during the spring and fall semesters. Although this program is advertised for high school, it is also suited for ages from 13 yrs.
I care deeply about young people excelling in life. I also value parents feedback when I am working with your students. Therefore, I like to keep in contact and communicate with parents while students take this course. The students` success depends on student engagement AND parent support.
I love to encourage parents in their high school home school journey. I have been there. Yes, I home educated our three young adult sons all the way through high school until college.
Let`s have a heart to heart. You CAN do this!
This is not a “normal” high school class. It’s a revolutionary class that will change your students` thinking. I invite your students to get out of their comfort zone, think deeper-bigger-harder-smarter and join me on this journey to realize their dreams and become excited about their possibilities!
Allow me to be your teen`s personal mentor for 15 weeks during the fall and spring semesters. I walk with my students every step of the way with weekly accountability, challenging them to think better, and do better.
Many parents focus on grades alone which causes much stress and anxiety. My focus is on internal intrinsic growth that affects actions and outcomes. And this is why coaching is so powerful and effective.
The Main Goal of this class is to develop confident self-directed learners with greater self-awareness, more motivation and improved executive function skills.
As a coach, I support students to direct themselves which improves their executive function and emotional intelligence. It is known that students with higher EQ do better academically and gain higher grades & achievement test scores. MY coaching helps students understand and manage their emotions – the very skills that improve EQ, improve their academic skills. Emotional intelligence is part of their entire make-up. You cannot separate your teens` academic success from their emotional development. Their emotions, insecurities, and fears affect their learning.
Coaching provides strategies for better executive functions with greater intentional action.
What makes this course unique?
This curriculum is unique as I involve parents in the learning process. I value a three way partnership (coach-parent-student) as connection and communication with parents is key which creates more meaningful, measurable results.
I meet for two parent group zoom sessions to discuss progress, and how parents can support their students with more self-direction and ownership. Parents receive extra support with coaching tools and techniques. I also recommend parents join our supportive parent community "The Coach Parent Mindset" membership. Parents who sign their students up for this program, receive a discount.
In addition, I send out weekly parent emails with regards to what students are learning with links to videos and material. These resources help parents engage in more conversations with their teens which improves connection and family relationships.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course is equivalent to a 70 hour high school course which is 5 elective credits for California or 1/2 a high school elective credit for other states. Students receive a certificate of completion.
NOTE: The GO PROGRAM is also offered for 8 weeks during the summer for students who prefer to do a shorter program.
What are the prerequisites?
The only prerequisites is to come excited, expectant and eager to learn. If your teen is not excited, I hope to get him/her engaged in the first session. This course is suited for students from 13-18 yrs.
online group sessions
Weekly sessions take place online on the zoom platform suitable for 8-10 students and includes 15 integrated, discussion-based modules of 75 minutes each. Coaching sessions are highly engaging as students interact and discuss with fellow students.
Students engage with each other in pairs in the zoom break-out rooms where they learn how to coach one another, asking questions from the workbook. They improve communication and empathy skills which helps them build relationships as they improve listening skills.
What If my teen hates online classes?
This is not a typical online class because this is NOT school! The student follows along with the modules in a hard copy workbook (life journal) and students engage with one another in live online zoom sessions. This peer engagement is important for encouragement and motivation as students learn from one another.
Upon successfully completing this course, the student should be able to do the following:
Demonstrate proficiency in course material, such as developing a growth mindset, overcoming obstacles, learning from failure.
Improve communication skills as students learn listening and empathy skills.
Discover how they best learn and interact with their environment (learning styles, motivational styles)
Develop better study and life habits (organization, time management)
Set up smart goals and well-designed actions (planning, executive functions)
Understand how to control emotions and thinking (emotional regulation, mindset management)
Use strategies to improve motivation and engage in learning with less procrastination
Develop greater self-awareness: interests, strengths, values, skills, personality
Discover vision and a clearer purpose with more confidence and clarity for the future
Apply coaching tools and learning to career and life decisions
Coaching Builds Confidence
If your students sign up for these coaching modules and sessions, they will gain more confidence. They will get more in touch with who they are and what they want, which creates confidence, motivation, action, and results. When they come up with their own ideas and actions and get measurable results, they realize their capabilities (ownership) and become more self-directed and motivated. The power of "BUY IN" is the priceless value coaching offers.
The course contains 15 modules presented over 15 weeks in the fall and spring and 8 modules presented over 8 weeks in the summer. Contact me to view the modules and to watch a comprehensive video of how the classes work.
This course comes with a hard copy workbook (life journal) shipped to the student`s address in the United States and sessions include video clips, interactive mind maps and engaging class discussions. Student workbooks are their life journals and an essential learning tool for this course. All material is posted on google classroom.
Note: Christian private home-school families receive workbooks from a Christian world view.
The course consists of graded weekly life application activities (assignments) to consolidate learning. Ongoing weekly feedback on google classroom support students with accountability to keep them on track. Students need to have a private Gmail account.
Hands On experience
This course is very hands-on as students practice the skills in every day life outside of the sessions. Information learnt will set students up for future success in the real world as they become more self-directed. Deep thinking for self-awareness and life application (action taken) in this course is key to success.
How can I get a discount for my Teen?
For private home-school families, parents can organize and set up their own class of 8 students and receive up to 50% discount for their student. This offer is limited to the first 3 families while class spaces are available. Contact me for more details.
When do classes start?
SPRING and Fall Semesters
Classes are 75 minutes long to give students enough time for discussions and peer interaction. Evening classes can be arranged if there is a need and different times can also be set up if these times do not work for students.
Mondays: 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST time
Mondays: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST time
Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST time
Tuesdays: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST time
I work with parents with regards to dates over the summer as summer vacation dates vary in different states. The months range between June and August for 8 weeks. If 8 weeks is too long, no problem - I tailor make the modules to suite the group and parents can set up shorter weeks.
How can I find out more?
zoom Q&A sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Please contact me to find out when the next session is scheduled.
First off, the purpose of grading is to encourage student feedback so the coach can determine how students are doing in the class. Students are encouraged not to focus on the grading but to focus on the learning - how they are growing and what they are learning about themselves. The main purpose of grading is feedback and for parents to add grades to transcripts if this is needed. This class is about learning to be self-directed - taking ownership and becoming excited about possibilities.
Grades are determined by life application activities and class participation.
What is the price?
$675 for the full GO PROGRAM in the Fall or Spring (invoice will follow once you are signed up)
$445 for the 8 week GO PROGRAM in the summer, fall or spring
$375 for the 6 week GO PROGRAM in the summer
How do I Order?
Charter school families order through enrichment under vendor: Academic Life Coach Mandi Frost
Please contact me to see which classes are available BEFORE placing your enrichment orders.
All other home school families contact me below to book your class session and to see availability and discounts.