Fresh Start

Improve your transcript with Fresh Start, a program for students who want a fast track to improve grades, make up credits, and graduate college bound.

Colearn Academy can offer Fresh Start as a full-time public or private school option for grades 9-12.  Students may also take courses independently. We accept enrollments using the Empowerment Scholarship.  Fresh Start is only tuition-free for full-time charter enrollments in the State of Arizona. 

Achieve without Nonsense

We believe everyone wants to do their best, and everyone can learn at an accelerated pace. We unleash learning from typical red tape. 

Why choose Fresh Start?

Catching up, accelerating, and thriving takes a new approach. Most students don’t struggle because they have trouble learning, they struggle because traditional school doesn't engage them. We’ve designed something different. 

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We don't believe in averages.

We believe the GPA system is unfair. Due to the equally unfair college admissions tournament, many capable, exceptional, and hard working students don’t get the chance they deserve when applying to college. At Colearn Academy, we believe in sums. Students can do more at any point to earn the grade they are aiming for.   

Improve your transcript. Whatever needs improvement.

Up to 40% of high school freshmen fail a course. Unfortunately, the way most schools do it – course semester and yearly grades stick and weigh down potential. At some point, the GPA can feel like an uphill battle or even a lost cause. This might become all too clear when it might feel too late: applying to college. At Colearn Academy, we can wipe the slate clean and you can likely still graduate on time. Or if you just want to improve for a few credits here and there, you can do it as fast as your learning will let you.

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Get credit for your own interests, projects, and work.

The same learners who might struggle to make the grade in a typical school might actually create cool projects, gain work experience, or geek out topics relevant to them. They become skilled at something that requires a lot of practice, or learn a lot about something that interests them. Why can’t that count for academic credit?  It could!  We have a way to appreciate and assess independent learning and work that is unique to us.   

A first term wrinkling your GPA? Finish the year at Colearn Academy and iron out the whole credit.

If you finish out the year using our interactive curriculum, and/or building out our (research-backed) independent study portfolio, you can demonstrate what you’ve learned and we’ll give you credit for the whole year with the grade you deserve. 

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Sometimes, we all need a do over.

Everyone wishes there was a redo button in life.  There should definitely be more of them. At Colearn Academy, we're doing our part to allow students to redo courses, terms, or even years – all without unnecessary extra work or the typical red tape. What we care about is learning, character, focus, hard work, skill development and continual improvement.

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We don't believe in averages.

We believe the GPA system is unfair. Due to the equally unfair college admissions tournament, many capable, exceptional, and hard working students don’t get the chance they deserve when applying to college. At Colearn Academy, we believe in sums. Students can do more at any point to earn the grade they are aiming for.   

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Improve your transcript. Whatever needs improvement.

Up to 40% of high school freshmen fail a course. Unfortunately, the way most schools do it – course semester and yearly grades stick and weigh down potential. At some point, the GPA can feel like an uphill battle or even a lost cause. This might become all too clear when it might feel too late: applying to college. At Colearn Academy, we can wipe the slate clean and you can likely still graduate on time. Or if you just want to improve for a few credits here and there, you can do it as fast as your learning will let you.

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Get credit for your own interests, projects, and work.

The same learners who might struggle to make the grade in a typical school might actually create cool projects, gain work experience, or geek out topics relevant to them. They become skilled at something that requires a lot of practice, or learn a lot about something that interests them. Why can’t that count for academic credit?  It could!  We have a way to appreciate and assess independent learning and work that is unique to us.   

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A first term wrinkling your GPA? Finish the year at Colearn Academy and iron out the whole credit.

If you finish out the year using our interactive curriculum, and/or building out our (research-backed) independent study portfolio, you can demonstrate what you’ve learned and we’ll give you credit for the whole year with the grade you deserve. 

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Sometimes, we all need a do over.

Everyone wishes there was a redo button in life.  There should definitely be more of them. At Colearn Academy, we're doing our part to allow students to redo courses, terms, or even years – all without unnecessary extra work or the typical red tape. What we care about is learning, character, focus, hard work, skill development and continual improvement.

No matter the past. We're here to help craft your better future. 

Fresh Start can work for you.

Whether as a full-time enrollment in Colearn Academy, or as a supplemental program.

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Arizona Charter

Free

Full-time enrollment

Best-in-class curriculum

Accelerated learning

Qualified Teachers

Academic Coaching

1:1 Tutoring

College Coaching and Advising

Portfolio Development

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Private School

$599/month

No State Requirements

Full-time enrollment

Best-in-class curriculum

Accelerated Learning

Qualified Teachers

Academic Coaching

1:1 Tutoring

College Coaching and Advising

Portfolio Development

 

Pay Per Course

$400

No State Requirements

Pay Per Course

Best-in-class curriculum

Accelerated Learning

Qualified Teachers

Academic Coaching

 

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Many kinds of learning deserve recognition and credit.

We have ways of assessing Approach, Thought, Craft, and Content skill and understanding that allows us to accept different areas and methods of learning. We are absolutely rigorous, but we believe learning and achievement can come in many forms.  

 

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Fresh Start is a program offered by Colearn Academy. While Colearn Academy is open enrollment for applicants in the State of Arizona, Fresh Start is offered only to students who are best suited to succeed. Talk to a specialist to see if it's right for you.

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