the GO program
Personal Development & Life Prep
for home school families
This page is for home school high school families and Inspire parents, public high school families, educators and students. As a vendor for Inspire charter schools and service provider for private home school families, this page gives parents more information on my high school personal development and life prep curriculum called the GO PROGRAM which runs during the spring and fall semesters.
I care deeply about young people excelling in life. I also value parents feedback when I am working with your teens. 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 schooled my three sons (20, 21, 24 years) 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 fly with me, 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, be better and do better.
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 student. Parents receive extra support with coaching tips and tools for preparing their teens into adulthood.
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 60 hour high school course which is 5 elective credits for California or 1/2 a high school elective credit for other states.
NOTE: The GO PROGRAM is also offered for 8 weeks during the summer worth 30 hours of a high school elective course and again during the Fall and Spring semesters 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 age 13 to 18 years.
online group sessions
Weekly sessions take place online on the zoom platform suitable for 6-10 high school students and includes 15 integrated, discussion-based modules of 90 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. Peers teaching peers!
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, thinking styles, motivational styles)
Develop better study and life habits (organisation, time management)
Set up smart goals and well-designed actions (planning, executive functions)
Understand how to control emotions and thinking (mindset management)
Use strategies to improve motivation and engage in learning
Develop a greater awareness of who they are: their interests, strengths, values, skills, personality type
Discover vision and mission (their reason "WHY") and plan for college with more confidence and clarity.
Apply coaching tools and learning to career decision and future
Coaching Builds Confidence
If your high school students sign up for these coaching modules and sessions, they will gain confidence. They will get more in touch with who they are and what they want, which creates confidence, which creates motivation, which creates action, which gives results. Building their confidence is key! When they come up with their own ideas and actions and get measurable results, they realize that they are the experts on themselves (ownership) and this produces more motivation, more independence, and more productivity, as they learn to become self-directed learners! THIS
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, fall and spring semesters. Contact me to view the modules.
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.
The course consists of graded quarterly 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 learn to become self-directed learners. Deep thinking for self-awareness and life application in this course is key to success.
How can I get a discount for my Teen?
If parents would like to organize and set up their own class, find 6 students (including your teen), then your child gets 30% off the price of the course. If parents find 8 students (including your teen), then your child gets a 50% discount. Contact me for more details.
When do classes start?
SPRING and Fall Semesters
Classes are 90 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.
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 gage 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 NOT school. It is about learning to be self-directed - taking ownership and becoming excited about possibilities.
Grades are determined by quarterly life application activities (assignments) and class participation.
If you would like to read more, go here.
What is the price?
$495 for the full GO PROGRAM in the Fall or Spring (invoice will follow once you are signed up)
$295 for the 8 week GO PROGRAM in the summer, fall or spring
How do I Order?
Inspire families and Charter schools 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 or public school families, contact me in the box below to book your class session and to see availability.