for Parents and Students
Q: What is Kinich High School?
A: Kinich High School is a completely virtual high school headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA. We were founded to cater to the educational needs of the future.
Q: Is Kinich School accredited?
A: Yes, Kinich School is accredited by COGNIA in Austin, Texas, USA, and recognized in over 85 countries globally.
Why Choose Kinich High School?
Q: What makes Kinich School stand out from other high schools?
A: There are several reasons why Kinich High School is a top choice for many:
World-class Curriculum: Our courses for each grade level are curated in collaboration with top universities. This approach ensures our students receive a rigorous and holistic education, setting them up for success in higher education and beyond.
Specialized Programs: In partnership with industry leaders like META-Facebook, we offer specialization programs that keep our students at the forefront of modern education.
Diversity and Inclusion: Our diverse student body hailing from various parts of the world, mainly the US, is a testament to our commitment to fostering a globally-minded community. Everyone is celebrated and included here, irrespective of their background, religion, or sexual orientation.
Student-Centric Approach: With academic coaches on board, we ensure that every student gets personalized guidance. Moreover, our students progress at their own pace, ensuring they grasp concepts thoroughly before moving ahead.
Broad Range of Electives: Our elective courses, especially in trending fields like Machine Learning, AI, Data, and Sustainability, allow students to delve deeper into their interests.
Responsible Freedom: Unlike some institutions that may limit access to information, we encourage students to think critically and engage with diverse materials. We trust our students and their families to approach literature and resources responsibly.
Personal Growth: Beyond academics, we emphasize the personal growth of each student, cultivating qualities of leadership, empathy, and responsibility.
Meet Our Exceptional Coaches
Q: What qualifications and characteristics set our coaches apart?
A: At Kinich High School, we believe in providing the best guidance to our students, and that's possible through our exceptional team of coaches. Here are the standout features of our coaches:
Advanced Academic Qualifications: Every coach at Kinich High School holds a Master's degree in various fields and are expert in teaching. This experience ensures they have the knowledge and expertise to guide students effectively.
Rich Online Teaching Experience: Given the unique nature of online learning, our coaches are not novices. They come with several years of experience in online teaching, ensuring they understand the dynamics and challenges of digital education.
Impressive Human Qualities: Beyond their academic prowess, our coaches possess remarkable human characteristics. They're empathetic, patient, and genuinely dedicated to the success of each student.
Student-Centric Approach: Our coaches are not just focused on academic success but also on the holistic development of the student. They tailor their guidance according to the needs and aspirations of each student, ensuring personalized attention.
Commitment to Success: With an unwavering commitment to student success, our coaches go above and beyond in their roles, ensuring that every student gets the guidance they need to excel academically and personally.
Admission and Cost
Q: How is the admission process at Kinich School?
A: The steps are:
Attending an information session (parents or legal guardians) is suggested.
It is suggested to attend an open class (students).
Fill out the admission form.
It is required to attend a family interview with an Academic Coach.
Pay the enrollment and annual tuition fees,
Acquire a Laptop or computer on your own.
Receive the information on how to join the classes.
Join classes on September 5th.
Q: What are the tuition fees?
A: The fees are as follows:
9th-12th Upper High School: $5,199
9th-12th Enrichment Program: $499
Q: Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
A: We offer seven scholarships for students passionate about sustainability, sponsored by CUBICO Sustainable Investments. We also provide a 10% discount on tuition for siblings.
Curriculum and Methodology
Q: What academic levels do you cover?
A: We cover from 9th to 12th grade. We currently don't have options for elementary, middle, or preschoolers.
Q: How are the classes structured?
A: Classes are entirely virtual, held on the Knotion® educational platform in partnership with Coursera, and facilitated through TEAMS® or ZOOM® by our Academic Coaches. We emphasize projects, challenges, and personalized learning approaches.
Q: What's the curriculum like at Kinich High School?
A: Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of each grade level and has been curated in collaboration with top universities globally. This approach means that the courses for each grade level are designed by these renowned institutions, ensuring a rigorous academic experience. In some classes, students must obtain certifications or pursue a specialization.
Q: Can you provide an example of such a specialization?
A: Certainly! We are thrilled to offer a specialization program in collaboration with META-Facebook, which has been a highly sought-after and exciting course for our students.
Q: What is the level of English required?
A: All instructions are in English. Students should be proficient in English. Elective language courses are available to learn Spanish.
Q: Are there any homework assignments?
A: Typically, no. However, challenges and projects may require work outside of class hours.
Q: Are there elective courses?
A: Yes, we offer elective courses to complement students' interests. We provide several elective and Advanced Placement courses, particularly in Machine Learning, AI, Data, and sustainability.
Technical and Schedule Queries
Q: What is the school's schedule?
A: High School Experience is from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm (CDT). The Enrichment program is 2 hours every other week.
Q: When does the academic year start?
A: The academic year begins on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.
Q: What technology is required for the classes?
A: A desktop or laptop computer is recommended. The platform is also accessible on tablets and phones.
Q: How much time is spent online?
A: Classes last approximately 45 minutes with 5-minute breaks. There's a 40-minute lunch break.
Students have two blocks of a maximum of 3 hours each.
Learning, AI, Data, and sustainability.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Values
Q: How does Kinich High School approach diversity and inclusion?
A: At Kinich High School, we celebrate diversity. We are proud to have a student body from around the world, predominantly from the US. We firmly believe in being inclusive and tolerant of all religions, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We create an environment where all students feel seen, heard, and respected.
Q: Does the school have any political affiliations or biases?
A: No, we are not aligned with any political group or perspective. Our primary focus is on the academic and personal growth of each student. We believe in creating thinkers and leaders who can make informed decisions without being influenced by our institutional biases.
Q: I've heard of schools banning certain books. Does Kinich High School practice this?
A: We do not ban books at Kinich High School. We trust our students and their families to approach literature and various materials with a sense of responsibility. We aim to foster critical thinking and allow students to engage with multiple perspectives.
Q: How do you ensure students' social interaction?
A: we have a lot of projects in each class where the student has to interact with other students or people outside the school.
We also host monthly activities encouraging student interaction, including online cultural meetings, guest visits, and school festivals.
Q: What about students over 18 years old?
A: Kinich School focuses on students between 14 and 18 years old. We don't have options for people over 18 or adults.
Q: Do students receive any certifications in English?
A: We ensure daily English practice and cover the English requirement for high schools. However, we currently don't offer specific certifications in language.
For more detailed information, refer to our comprehensive brochure
or contact our admissions office.