Program Overview

  • Ready Academy is a home-grown alternative school of Sweet Home. At Ready Academy, students are able to pursue their passions through project based instruction and community internships.

    Ready Academy student works on knitting in class.

    Our goal is to use internship and rigorous, interest-based projects to immerse students in work they are passionate about in order to develop the skills, habits and knowledge to succeed in higher education, overcome obstacles to their well-being, and contribute positively to their communities. This mission is implemented one student at a time within a supportive network of staff, students, parents and community partners.

    The school philosophy is to serve students "One Student at a Time." We have internships in the community, where students work with a community mentor in an area of their interest and then complete a project around the work they are doing at the internship. Students have personal learning plans that are developed with the student, parent, advisor/teacher, and mentor. These plans are reviewed quarterly after the student's exhibition of learning. After this, the students revise their personal learning plans. Parents and families are actively involved in the learning process, helping to shape the student's learning plan and are enrolled as resources to the school community. The result is a student-centered learning design, where students are actively invested in their learning and are challenged to pursue their interests by a supportive community of educators, professionals, and family members.