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Beyond 8

We are not an alternative school.
We are the alternative to schooling.

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STUDENT LIFE IN BEYOND 8

WHERE STUDENTS DISCOVER THEIR IKIGAI

FLEXIBILITY WITHOUT COMPROMISNG ON ACADEMIC VALUE

At Beyond 8, children learn many things, in many ways. Apart from achieving their academic learning goals, our students learn to:

  • Pursue passions and interests, be it sports, music, arts, coding or gaming, without risking academic learning & overall development
  • Fit academics to their time availability instead of fitting into a school’s calendar
  • Develop commonly required skills, attitude and knowledge required to thrive in a high skills, high knowledge economy
  • Get college and career ready
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A DAY IN BEYOND 8 LEARNER’S LIFE

Every learner needs to have the time to be able to pursue their interests alongside preparing for examinations. The time that learners spend in academic sessions with our facilitators is scheduled according to each learner's personal schedule. It enables them to pursue their passion/goals.

We have created an efficiency innovation in how a day in the life of a learner may be organized. Learners are empowered with Learning-to-Learn techniques that help them in isolating ambiguities and subsequently learning them thoroughly.

AT BEYOND 8, THE DAY IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROMWHAT YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN IN CONVENTIONAL HIGHSCHOOLS

  • Facilitators help learners to keep up with Cambridge/NIOS/GED curricular expectations and examination preparation.
  • Learning material is made available online as modules. Individualized practice workouts are designed on Kognify, our own AI-driven learning engine.
  • Learners are taught entrepreneurship, public problem solving, and growth mindset. They also learn about different careers and industries of the future.
  • The Dream Mapping they do early on is used to enrol in MOOCs they like (that are also scaffolded by us)

PORTFOLIOS, NOT EXAMS, ENABLE GROWTH MINDSET

Beyond 8 digital portfolios serve as a model of our assessment. Learners document their journeys as presentations or writings of their learning opportunities and experiences, with specific focus on reflections. This method has shown to be a more accurate representation of learning than the commonplace standardized testing. It is also owned by the learner, not by us.

We assess our learners based on other parameters such as their successful participation in our growth mindset program and their abilities to apply acquired skills in real world around us

Our learners catalog their learning journeys

  • Portfolio is a living journal of learnings, reflections, and more
  • Journal entries over time is a student's knowledge, skills, and attitudes fingerprint

FLEXIBLE PLUS ACADEMIC MASTERY

Beyond 8 provides academic support that is comparable to conventional schools, with higher customization and autonomy for the learners.

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OUR LEARNERS MAKE US LOOK GOOD. HEAR FROM THEM

INCUBATED MY ZEST FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING

Beyond 8 at HLC helped incubate my zest for public speaking. They helped bring my idea of organizing a one-of-a-kind interschool debate conference into fruition. While brainstorming for the conference, we had flexible working hours to connect with the teachers and have regular meetings. There was emphasis on the importance of learning beyond the classroom and student led learning. This allowed me to take initiative to teach high schoolers debate and public speaking after school. Beyond 8 at HLC also gave me the opportunity to volunteer at a regional ISDS tournament and helped me realise that public speaking extends beyond educational institutions and that it is a life skill

- Sanjay Sudarsan, 2019 Graduate

ENABLED ME TO FOLLOW MY PASSION FOR MUSIC

My friends often complain they don’t have enough time to do what they really love. But I’ve never had to worry about this. Beyond 8 at HLC has enabled me to follow my true passion - Carnatic Music. On many occasions, I have taken time off from school to perform, to attend music classes, to practice, or even just to listen to a concert. In fact, I owe it to Beyond 8 that I have been able to discover how much music means to me. Till you reach a certain stage in any field, you can’t gauge its place in your life accurately. But to reach such a stage, you must have the opportunity to invest a good amount of time in it, which it unconditionally allowed me to do.

- Sumana, Grade 10 Student

We are not an alternative school.
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