How It Works

A full-time, tuition-free, personalized education program.

Our full-time, tuition-free program is focused on providing parents the resources needed to create a personalized education plan tailored to the unique needs of each child.  In addition, we help students gain valuable tech and entrepreneurship skills to be successful in college, career and life.  We believe that students with a strong foundation in creativity, innovation, technology and business are poised to change the world for good.

Program Overview

Program Benefits

  • Tuition-free program providing high-quality curriculum and additional learning resources for parents to personalize their child’s education
  • Unlimited access to quality curriculum that maps to state standards
  • Unlimited access to experienced mentors and certified teachers
  • Discover a wide range of supplemental resources to inspire your unique child
  • To maintain program flexibility, all grades are either Pass or Fail
  • Access to partner school resources (as needed)
  • Choose from over 25 different project-based, online courses focused on Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Participate in community field trips, events, showcase nights, service opportunities, and entrepreneurail fairs. 

Program Requirements

  • Student must be a resident of the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) between the ages 5-21 (as of August 1st)
  • Parent needs to submit an application for each child
  • Once accepted, parent must submit a complete enrollment packet
  • Both student and parent need an active email account (see videos for help with younger children).
  • Parents new to the program need to accept the Course Invitation email to join Parent Link in Canvas (view instructions here)
  • Following a standard public school schedule (Aug-May), all students must demonstrate active participation by submitting a Weekly Learning Log and Attendance Record for review by a certified teacher
  • Students are required to participate in all state tests to continue participating in the program (
  • Students are required to have a computer, high-speed internet, and a webcam for which a a school-approved technology subsidy* is provided.

*Based on eligibility and as required by Federal Law and Board Rule

Quality Options for Students in Grades K-12

Students in Kindergarten

  • Unlimited access to industry-leading, age-appropriate curriculum for Reading / Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Dedicated support from certified teachers.
  • Wide range of choices for fun, hands-on electives such as computer programming, robotics, engineering, circuitry, and more!
  • Additional Tech Trep Direct, and/or Custom-built educational resources.

Students in grades 1 – 8

  • Unlimited access to industry-leading, age-appropriate curriculum for Reading / Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Dedicated support from certified teachers.
  • Wide range of choices for fun, hands-on electives such as Minecraft Java programming, robotics, engineering, circuitry, entrepreneurship, 3D Printing, 3D Animation, game design, and more!
  • Additional Tech Trep Direct, and/or Custom-built educational resources for core subjects (math, language arts, science and social studies) and up to two electives (see details below).
  • Eligible for the full school-approved technology subsidy.

Students in grades 9 – 12

  • Unlimited access to industry-leading, age-appropriate curriculum for English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Dedicated support from certified teachers. Wide range of choices for online elective courses, on-site split enrollment classes at local district school, and early college credit options.
  • Additional Tech Trep Academy Direct Courses or Custom-built educational resources for up to 6 subjects (see details below). 

Ways to access supplemental education resources:

Tech Trep Direct

Course is paid for and provided directly to the student by Tech Trep Academy, powered by My Tech High.  See the FAQ page for a list of direct providers.


Once pre-approved by the school of enrollment, learning resources (up to $200/course) are purchased by parent and reimbursed.*

*The school of enrollment pre-approves all expenditures and directly oversees the use of any public funds in compliance with all applicable laws and Board rules.

Field Trips & Community Events

Activities and Events

In addition to regular field trips, Tech Trep Academy is involved with many local tech and entrepreneurship communities and loves to provide experiences for students to connect with industry professionals.

From competitions to internships, many opportunities exist for students to connect with the world around them.

Parent Support Groups

We invite you to come join thousands of like-minded parents, students, teachers, administrators, and staff. The number of parents choosing a home-based, distance education program for their child continues to grow and the Tech Trep Academy community loves helping others embarking on this journey.

Through social media and Tech Trep Academy Parent Link discussions, parents can connect easily with others and find local groups and activities to join.

Showcase Night

One of our favorite activities of the year is the Student Showcase Night where students and families come together to share their favorite projects and celebrate the great work they’ve done.

Watch Showcase Night

The Student Showcase was so inspiring! It was fun to show off what we’ve been working on and fascinating to see the amazing work of the other students (Wow!)- thanks for putting it together. It was so nice to meet you all in person.

I love this program for the freedom it gives us to tailor our children’s education to their talents, genius, and passions. Thank-you!”

- Heidi (parent of 3 students in the program)

Personalized Educational Programs Work!

Parents Know Best.

We invite parents to research curriculum and learning resources to determine what’s best for each child, based on their unique needs and interests, and then submit a proposed year-long personalized education plan for review and approval.

Students Thrive.

Once students experience a truly personalized learning environment, they never want to go back to a one-size-fits-all approach.

Success Continues.

We hear amazing stories from parents whose children have continued their success as adults.

From earning college scholarships to starting businesses to pursing a passion-centered career, we are proud of the students who participate in our program.

Join Our Program Today