Astra Nova 申请

Astra Nova School 现将每年的申请次数从之前的每年三次调整为每年两次,分别为10月15日(1月入学)和5月15日(8月入学)。申请流程包括提交难题应答(视频或音频文件)、家长信以及填写基本信息——现在就可以开始申请,截止日期前完成。

此外,已经更换了6个挑战谜题中的3个,目前的挑战谜题为:NASA谜题、岛屿谜题、谜题谜题、未来的火箭谜题、酒店谜题、运动鞋谜题。所有的谜题可以通过英才资源库的专题研修目录,或Astra Nova的YouTube频道访问。

请鼓励孩子思考、探讨、诠释挑战谜题的过程,享受多次报名、尤其是面试的过程。建议家长不要太注重结果,支持孩子快乐、有趣地体验 Astra Nova 的申请过程,自然而然地呈现结果。


申请入学指南
Application & Admission

您好!感谢您对Astra Nova School的兴趣——我们认为单一的“招生季节”是过时的想法,而且需要收费的申请是不合理的。为了保持简单,我们全年接受申请,并每年审查三次提交的申请, 截止日期分别为:1月15日、5月15日、10月15日,入学日期为1月(冬季)、4月初(春季)和8月末(秋季)。被录取的学生可以选择推迟一年入学。
Hello! Thank you for your interest in Astra Nova School— we think that a single “admissions season” is an outdated idea and charging money to apply is silly. To keep things simple, we accept applications year-round and review the submissions 3x a year. The deadlines are January 15, May 15 and October 15, and the enrollment dates are in January [WINTER TERM], April [SPRING TERM], and late August [FALL TERM]. Accepted students are also welcome to defer admission for up to one year.

在申请之前,请阅读我们网站上的我们是谁运作原理全日制学校页面,我们希望在您申请之前大家都对此有所了解。
Before you apply, please read the WHO WE ARE , HOW IT WORKS, and FULL-TIME pages on our website— we want everyone to be on the same page before you apply.

学生不因种族而受歧视政策:Astra Nova学校接受任何种族、肤色、国籍和民族出身的学生,赋予他们在学校通常享有的所有权利、特权、课程和活动。学校在教育政策、招生政策和奖学金计划的管理中不会因种族、肤色、国籍和民族出身而歧视。
Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: Astra Nova School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and scholarship programs.

平等就业机会声明:Astra Nova学校为员工和申请人提供平等的就业机会(EEO)。在Astra Nova学校工作仅基于个人的能力和资格。我们不会因种族、信仰、宗教、性别、性取向、性别认同/表达、国籍、残疾、年龄、基因信息或任何其他法律保护的基础而歧视任何员工或申请人。我们遵守与非歧视和雇佣有关的所有适用的联邦、州和地方法律。
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Astra Nova School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to employees and applicants. Employment at Astra Nova School is based solely on the person’s merit and qualifications. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws related to nondiscrimination and employment.

——Astra Nova是一所承诺满足100%经济需求的非营利学校。Astra Nova is a non-profit school committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need.

前提 | Premises

资源 | Resources

附加资源 | Additional resources

我们打算创建更多体验Astra Nova的机会;请在接下来的几个月内访问 astranova.org 以获取更新。此外,这里有一些有价值的资源供您参考:
It is our intention to create additional opportunities to experience Astra Nova; please visit astranova.org for updates in the next few months. Additionally, here are a few valuable resources worth exploring if you haven’t already:

  • 《通向网络》[tothenetwork.com] 是一个与全球教育工作者、家庭教育者和专业人士连接的平台。
    The Network [tothenetwork.com] is a platform to connect with educators, homeschoolers, and professionals worldwide.
  • Synthesis 是 Ad Astra 的一个课程,现在已经扩大规模 [synthesis.com]。
    Synthesis was a class at Ad Astra brought to scale [synthesis.com].
  • 如果您喜欢谜题,我们将在本月底之前发布《未来的谜题》!请查看我们的 YouTube 频道以获取更新:[youtube.com/c/astranovaschool]。
    If you enjoyed the Conundrums, we will be releasing Conundrums of the Future before the end of the month! Check our YouTube channel for updates: [youtube.com/c/astranovaschool].
  • Peter Diamandis 几年前撰写了一篇有深刻见解的关于教育未来的文章,可在这里阅读:[https://www.diamandis.com/blog/reinventing-our-kids-education]。
    Peter Diamandis penned an insightful essay on the future of education a few years ago, accessible here: [https://www.diamandis.com/blog/reinventing-our-kids-education].
  • 我在 Synthesis 的同事 Ana Fabrega 撰写了一本名为《学习游戏》的书。您可以在这里找到它:[https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Game-Teaching-Themselves-Challenge/dp/1804090093]。
    My colleague at Synthesis, Ana Fabrega, authored a book called “The Learning Game.” You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Game-Teaching-Themselves-Challenge/dp/1804090093

第一轮 | Round 1

步骤 | Steps

第一轮可以通过官方网站进行申请。申请步骤如下:
You can apply through the Official Website in the first round. Apply

第1步:回答挑战谜题
EXAMPLE #1: CONUNDRUMS RESPONSE

  • 学生选择以下挑战谜题之一回答:(AIMAGICMUSICPETHOTELSNEAKER)。请上传一个回答的视频(首选)或音频文件,时长在30秒到2分钟之间。我们渴望听到您的孩子是如何通过这个问题推理的——我们强烈不鼓励使用脚本,也请不用担心视频质量或制作价值。
  • 以下六个谜题可以通过英才ANT(Anstra Nova Test)课程在线学习,也可以通过以下链接观看视频:
  • Students pick one of these Conundrums to answer: (AI, MAGIC, MUSIC, PET, HOTEL, or SNEAKER). Please upload a video (preferred) or audio file of a response between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. We are eager to hear how your child reasons through the question— we strongly discourage scripts and please do not worry about video quality or production value.
  • 之前的挑战谜题:

第3步:上传文件
EXAMPLE #3: UPLOAD DOCUMENTS

  • 请在最迟1月15日、5月15日、10月15日之前直接在本页上填写申请的基本信息,我们会在截止日期后半个月左右与您联系。通常约一半的申请人会进入申请过程的下一轮。最终的申请决策最迟在之后的1个月期间之前做出。
    Please fill out the basic information of the application directly on this page no later than May 15, 2024— please expect us to be in contact with you no later than June 1, 2024. Typically, about half of applicants move to the next round of the application process. Final application decisions are made no later than July 1, 2024.
提示 | Thoughts

杰出的申请 | Exceptional submissions

通过多年来我们审查的成千上万份申请中,在此分享我们总结的一些提示。最杰出的申请通常表现出:
We do have some general thoughts to share from the thousands of responses we’ve reviewed over the years. The most exceptional submissions typically exhibit:

  • 英语流利。
    Fluency in English.
  • 与挑战谜题本身的互动。
    Engagement with the Conundrum itself.
  • 考虑备选答案或方法。
    Consideration of alternate answers or approaches.
  • 从具体谜题中提取普遍主题的能力(例如:《酒店谜题》中应对腐败问题)。
    The ability to extract universal themes from a specific Conundrum (ex: The Hotel Conundrum, which deals with corruption).
  • 一封传达对您孩子作为学习者理解的家庭信,阐明阿斯特拉诺瓦与您孩子目标的契合。
    A family letter that conveys an understanding of your child as a learner and elucidates how Astra Nova aligns with your child’s goals.
  • 我们鼓励学生在未来几个月或几年内重新申请。我们目前的许多学生,在被接受之前都重新多次申请。
    We encourage students to reapply in the coming months or years. A substantial number of our current students reapplied before being accepted.

第2步:家长信
EXAMPLE #2: PARENT LETTER 

  • 我们很想了解您的家庭。请告诉我们您在学校寻找什么,以及您希望在Astra Nova找到什么。请不要超过一页。请将其视为一封简短的电子邮件,不必担心语法或拼写。欢迎使用任何语言。
  • We would love to know about your family. Please give us a sense of what you are looking for in a school and what you hope to find at Astra Nova. No more than one page, please. Please think of this as a short email, and do not worry about grammar or spelling. All languages are welcome.

第二轮 | Round 2

步骤 | Steps

通过第一轮的学员将收到以下的邮件,其中包含第二轮的详细步骤:
The students who pass the first round will receive the following email, which includes detailed steps for the second round:

标题:Astra Nova招生【下一轮】
Title: Astra Nova Admissions [Next Round]

我们已看了每一个挑战谜题的回答,并阅读了家庭的来信。根据我们的观察,我们很高兴邀请您的家庭参加Astra Nova下一轮招生过程!*
We’ve watched every Conundrum response and read through the family letters. Based on what we’ve seen, we are pleased to invite your family to the next round of Astra Nova’s admissions process!*

请仔细阅读以下步骤,需要采取行动。
Please read these next steps carefully; action is required.

  1. 使用您的家庭信息创建一个入学账户
    Create an enrollment account with your family information:
    [https://mytads.com/a/astranova]
  2. 如果您申请财政援助,请务必在2月15日(或6月15日、11月15日)之前完成整个过程:
    If you are applying for financial aid, please complete the process no later than Thursday, February 15:
    [https://auth.clarityapp.com/en/signup/]
  3. 为您的孩子报名参加60分钟的小组讨论。我们将与其他申请人和一些我们的教师一起主持您的孩子。我们在寻找什么?善良、参与、热情致力于解决重大问题的学生,以及为对话贡献质量的学生。在此注册
    Sign up your child for a 60-minute group discussion. We will host your child along with other applicants and a few of our teachers. What are we looking for? Kindness, engagement, enthusiasm to tackle big ideas, and students who contribute to the quality of the conversation. Register here:
    [https://calendly.com/astranova/feb60]
  4. 我们将在3月15日(或7月15日、12月15日)之前做出最终的录取决定。Astra Nova 2023/2024学年日历可在此处找到:[astranova.org/cal]。一旦被录取,家庭可以选择在2024/2025学年的秋季学期(从8月26日开始)或冬季学期(从1月6日开始)在Astra Nova注册。不幸的是,我们将不在2023/2024学年的春季学期招收新生。
    We will have final admissions decisions no later than March 15. Astra Nova’s 2023/2024 academic calendar can be found here: [astranova.org/cal]. Once admitted, families can elect to enroll at Astra Nova for the FALL term (starting the week of August 26) or WINTER term (starting the week of January 6) in the 2024/2025 school year. Unfortunately, we are not enrolling new students in our SPRING term for the 2023/2024 school year.

*全日制申请人将进行家庭面试,作为招生过程的最后一步。*full-time applicants will have a family interview as the final step in the admissions process.
**对于兼读申请人,60分钟的讨论将是我们做出决定之前招生周期的最后一项活动。**for part-time applicants, the 60-minute discussion will be the final event of the admissions cycle before we make our decisions.
***此电子邮件适用于您家庭中的所有申请人。***this email applies to all applicants in your family.

如果您有任何问题,请随时告诉我!
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Warmly,
Josh Dahn
Executive Director and Co-founder, Astra Nova School

讨论 | Discussion

小组讨论 | Group Discussion

第二轮的小组讨论注意事项如下:
The second round consists of a group discussion, and the instructions for the discussion are as follows:

第二轮的Astra Nova学校入学申请为60分钟小组讨论。
Astra Nova Group Discussion in the Round 2 for Astra Nova School will be scheduled for 60 minutes.

您的孩子将与其他申请人、数位教师以及我们学校的一些学生一起参与。
We will host your child along with other applicants, a few of our teachers, and a collection of our students.

对于小组讨论,我们希望您的孩子在开始时间之前登录Zoom。
For the GROUP DISCUSSION, we would like your child to login to Zoom no later than the start time.

  1. 请确保您的孩子在Zoom用户名中使用名字和姓氏。
    Make sure your child’s first and last name are used for their Zoom username.
  2. 我们要求您的孩子保持摄像头开启。
    We ask that your child keeps their camera on.
  3. 尽可能为您的孩子提供一个安静的工作空间。
    Please try, as much as possible, to give your child a quiet space to work.
  4. 我们请求家庭成员在可能的情况下离开房间。
    We kindly ask family members to leave the room, if possible.
  5. 我们的目标是共度愉快时光。我们寻找的是善良、投入并为讨论质量做出贡献的学生。
    Our goal is to have a great time, together. We are looking for kindness, engagement, and students who contribute to the quality of the discussion.
提示 | Thoughts

综合想法 | General Thoughts

在讨论课中,我们正在寻找以下证据:
We are looking for evidence of the following in the discussion sessions:

  • 学生的参与度
    Student engagement
  • 创造性思维
    Creative thinking
  • 孩子能够在其他人的想法基础上进行建设
    Kids who can build on the ideas of others
  • 良好的写作与沟通能力
    Strong writing and communication skills
  • 成熟和独立性
    Maturity and independence

我们鼓励进入招生流程的学生,在未来几个月或几年内多次申请。我们目前的许多学生,在被接受之前都重新多次申请。
We encourage students that reach this round of the admissions process to reapply in the coming months or years. A substantial number of our current students reapplied before being accepted.


录取 | Acceptance

基本步骤 | Basic Steps

Astra Nova School— 2024/2025

恭喜您被Astra Nova录取!请按照以下步骤进行操作:
Congratulations on your acceptance to Astra Nova! Please follow the steps below:

  1. 观看 2024/2025 入学说明视频
    Watch the 2024/2025 Enrollment Video
  2. 查看 2024/2025 学术日历
    Take a look at the 2024/2025 Academic Calendar.
  3. 决定是否有兴趣加入旗舰计划。
    Decide if you are interested in FLAGSHIP enrollment
  4. 如果符合条件并且有兴趣,请在3月8日星期五之前填写旗舰计划兴趣表。我们将于3月11日当周联系您安排家庭面试时间。一旦您填写了兴趣表,此时不需要其他操作。
    If eligible and interested, fill out the FLAGSHIP interest form no later than Friday, March 8. We will reach out to schedule family interview times the week of March 11. Once you’ve filled out the interest form, other action is required at this time.
  5. 如果您对旗舰计划不感兴趣和/或不符合资格,您将以兼职学生身份入学。请考虑您承诺的区块数量(最少为2个)。您将最迟于3月22日收到来自我们的注册系统TADS的正式邀请函。此时不需要其他操作。
    If you are not interested and/or eligible for the FLAGSHIP program, you will be enrolling as a part-time student. Please consider the number of blocks you are committing to (minimum of 2). You will receive a formal invitation to enroll from TADS, our enrollment system, no later than March 22. No other action is required at this time.
  6. 最后,如果您在Clarity上提交了财务援助申请,您将在今天稍后收到单独的电子邮件通知您的资格。
    Finally, if you submitted an application for financial aid on Clarity, you will be notified of your eligibility later today in a separate email.
详细步骤 | Details on Each Steps

下面是每个步骤的详细信息:
More detail on each of the steps can be found below:

  1. 观看此视频,我将解释2024/2025学年的入学选项。
    Watch this video where I explain the enrollment options for the 2024/2025 school year.
  2. 查看2024/2025学院日历。也可以在此链接中找到:[AstraNova2425学院日历]
    Take a look at the 2024/2025 academic calendar. It can also be found at this link: [astranova.org/2425]

  3. 您的家庭是否有兴趣加入旗舰计划,还是以兼职学生身份加入?回顾一下,要考虑加入旗舰计划,您的孩子必须满足以下条件:
    Is your family interested in the FLAGSHIP program or are you joining as a part-time student? To review, to be considered for FLAGSHIP your child must be:
    • 可在学年(从8月底到6月初)星期一至星期四的BLOCK 1 [上午9点至10点PT]或BLOCK 4 [下午2点至3点PT]上课。
      available for BLOCK 1 [9am-10am PT] or BLOCK 4 [2pm-3pm PT] Monday through Thursday for the school year (late August through early June)
    • 升入七年级、八年级或九年级
      entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade
    • 在整个学年承诺参加10个或更多个区块
      enrolled in 10+ blocks for the school year
  4. 如果您的孩子符合上述标准并对旗舰计划感兴趣,请在3月8日星期五之前填写此简短的兴趣表。我们将于3月11日当周联系您安排家庭面试时间。
    If your child meets the criteria above and is interested in the FLAGSHIP program, please fill out this brief interest form no later than Friday, March 8. We will reach out to schedule family interview times the week of March 11.
    👉https://flagship.paperform.co
  5. 如果您以兼职学生身份入学,请考虑您在2024/2025学年承诺的区块数量。此时无需采取任何行动。我们将最迟于3月22日提供正式的注册说明。下图显示了可用的区块——星期二和星期四的BLOCK 1和BLOCK 4课程每周会见两次。否则,课程每周见面一次,为期一年。我们每年三个学期都会为每个学期选择新的课程:秋季、冬季和春季。
    If you are enrolling as a part-time student, please consider how many blocks you are committing to for the 2024/2025 school year. No action is needed. We will reach out no later than March 22 with formal enrollment instructions. The available blocks can be found in the image below— the BLOCK 1 and BLOCK 4 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays will meet 2x per week. Otherwise, classes meet 1x per week for the year. We pick new classes 3x per year for each of the three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

在入学前,请不要犹豫联系我们。衷心祝贺并欢迎您加入Astra Nova!
Until then, please do not hesitate to reach out. Extending a heartfelt congratulations and welcome to Astra Nova!

入学说明视频 | Enrollment Video

给家长的留言

中文字幕

00:00 各位,希望大家一切安好,我们来谈谈2024-2025学年在Astra Nova发生的变化。如果有任何问题,你可以通过Slack或其他方式联系我们。
00:10 Astra Nova是独一无二的。它是一所独特的学校。不基于任何其他模型,也不受任何特殊利益的束缚,也不受我们能够实现的方式的限制。
00:19 据我所知,这是唯一一所始于石英公司校园的学校。从一开始,我们就一直在思考,教育可能有什么可能性,以及我们如何最终将其付诸实现?
00:30 因此,我们希望我们的学生参与到大的思想、前沿领域和真正的工作中,并且他们应该从事有意义的工作,这些工作适用于现实世界,具有重要性,并且与世界各地的优秀团队所做的工作相似。最后,我们真的很关心设计一所孩子们喜欢的学校。一个他们感觉像家一样的地方,他们可以发展自己的声音,交朋友,最终参与到真正的工作中去。
00:44 这才是真正的目标。我们做到这一点的方式是找到真正出色的教育工作者和专业人士,为他们的课程注入生命。
01:03 这些课程往往是这些东西的混合体。一些是非常密集的,它们深入研究学科。
01:08 其他的是更加探索性或实验性的课程,你在其他地方找不到。有些是基础性的,构建那些基本的技能,还有其他的是更具合作性的。
01:16 一些课程帮助孩子们不必使自己显得更好。所以今天我们有了这个兼职全职的分界线。
01:24 然后,这个兼职项目的挑战在于,我们有来自世界各地的所有这些孩子,实际上只有八个区块可以使用。
01:32 而原因基本上可以追溯到学校的开始,但基本上它始于我们从Ad Astra过渡到Astra Nova,后者是在线的。我们从星期五开始,然后增加了这些星期二星期四的区块,但整个系统真的需要重新思考。
01:46 这就是我们所做的,我想与你们分享。所以从我们在今年提供的八个区块开始,我们真的考虑了还有哪些机会适合那些只会与我们在一起几个小时的学生。
01:58 而不是我们目前全日制学生的20个小时,我们认为一个易于错过的机会是把我们的兼职学生更多地融入到那些一至四区块中。
02:10 这是什么样子的是,兼职学生有能力在星期二和星期四参加一区块和四区块的课程,以及在星期五为所有学生开设一个新的零区块。
02:24 所以鉴于时区,我们确实有来自世界各地的孩子,因此,重要的是你可以在星期二早上或星期四早上或星期二下午或星期四下午获得一致性,或连续上两节课。
02:35 这就是第一个变化,从提供给兼职学生的八个区块到13个区块。然后第二个重大变化是承认存在这样一个差距。
02:45 我们有些学生每周只能空出几个小时,因为他们是全职在人学校,或者因为他们有很多其他事情要做。
02:53 然后我们有这些学生参加全日制课程,每周来20小时,这是一个全面的、全面的体验,但中间有这样一个差距,有些孩子在Astra Nova中高度参与,在他们的课堂上蓬勃发展,但是他们希望做的比
03:07 我们允许他们做的更多。在我看来,我们全日制课程的目标是承认当我们说全日制时,我们真正意味着对Astro Nova表现出承诺的学生,我认为少于这个小时的要求对每个人都有好处。
03:23 这为家庭提供了更多的灵活性,也让我们能够聚集最有承诺的孩子,让他们共同努力,最好能够亲自一起共度时光。
03:32 所以我们把这个东西称为旗舰。所以我们取消了全日制的概念,基本上你要么是兼职学生,要么是我们旗舰计划的注册学生。
03:40 这样做的好处是,这个计划回归到Ad Astra的本质,也是Astra Nova一直以来的本质,即作为一个真正实验性的学校,可以挑战界限,真正关心具有世界意义的具有挑战性的工作。
03:54 旗舰的重要性在于,当然,增加了孩子们的密度和彼此的联系。这是一个更多次数周课程的机会,让他们能够深入了解。
04:03 它给了我们家庭灵活性,可以选择适合您时间表的区块。最终,正如我之前提到的,这给了我们一个机会,让我们每年都能在南加州聚在一起几次,彼此相遇,并形成一些友谊,这是在线上无法巩固的。
04:17 那么我们先来看看资格。要成为旗舰计划的一部分,我们需要您能够在一区块或四区块之间选择,并且这些课程将从星期一到星期四进行。
04:29 所以如果您不能参加这些区块,不管是因为您的时区还是其他承诺,对于明年来说,这样是行不通的。
04:35 没问题,这个资格的第一部分绝对是必要的。第二个是我知道等级很傻,你知道,他们就像是,第七年级到底是什么意思呢?
04:44 但理想情况下,你应该把你的工作看作是进入第七年级、第八年级或甚至第九年级。这些都是您希望服务的年龄的甜蜜点,如果您的孩子上六年级,明年这个项目对他们来说就不合适了,但也许后年会适合。
04:52 对于参加旗舰计划的学生,最重要的体验是我们需要您承诺一年中的10个或更多的区块,大多数人会承诺远远超过10个,但我认为10个是绝对最少
05:06 参加该计划的条件。最后,我认为可能会有一些接受的要求,所以如果您是Astra Nova的学生,我们已经在班上有您的孩子,我们想与老师联系,确保他们正在蓬勃发展。
05:17 如果您是新学生,我认为可能还有一个额外的面试步骤,但真的希望确保旗舰计划不仅适合您的家庭,而且我们对期望是现实的,因为这里的目标是推动边界,如果您的
05:29 孩子根本没有时间做,或者您的家庭没有设置好,这是不可能的。
05:35 所以我们来谈谈这将如何运作。因此,旗舰一表示您的孩子是旗舰学生,这意味着他们承诺进行10个小时,他们要进入第七至第九年级,并且他们承诺参加这些区块。
05:49 所以从这些核心区块开始,他们将在一区块上进行。这是一个旗舰队伍。因此,他们将选择那四个区块,然后在所有这些选项中添加任何其他区块。
05:57 红色的区块仅供旗舰学生使用。紫色

的区块对兼职和旗舰学生开放。绿色的区块仅供旗舰学生使用,那就是数学。所以如果你想在你的NOVA做数学,你现在可以了。
06:24 所以Dr. Rose教代数一,Dr. Jamie教几何,我们的其他数学则是通过问题的艺术。
06:29 我们所有的课程都由活跃的老师为我们教授,他们与Astral Nova的学生一起上课。好的,这里的另一种选择将是旗舰四。
06:35 所以假设你可以参加四区块。那么你将在那里完成你的旗舰队区块。然后,如果您是旗舰学生,并且符合资格标准,并且我们认为您非常适合该计划,并且对您的家庭来说是有意义的,那么您将选择旗舰一或旗舰四,这意味着那就是你的旗舰队区块将举行的时间,然后你选择它
07:35 至少额外六个区块,但很可能会选择更多以完善您更全面的体验。所以我还要补充一点关于旗舰队的事情,即我自己,作为Astra Nova的创始人之一,与Tara和我的身份,以及作为在SpaceX校园和Astra Nova创建Ad Astra的老师。
07:53 我们将真正教授所有这些区块,但我们对这些黄色区块会有很强的意见。
08:00 因为我们认为旗舰就像我们只有一年的时间来与您的孩子一起工作。我们觉得这些是您的孩子必须经历的典型经历,才能真正从Astra Nova中获益最多。
08:11 并不是说其他课程不值得注意,它们绝对值得注意,但黄色区块会更具争议性,需要大量的工作,它们会是密集的,但最终是充实的经历。
08:21 所以我只是想简要说明一下。好的。所以学费,简单化的事情,每年每个区块只需2100美元。
08:30 最少要两个区块。所以您可以参加的兼职最多只能是您选择加入我们的两个区块。
08:37 所以你可以做乘法两次2100就是你的学费。我们始终满足所有学生100%的经济需求,然后对于旗舰计划的学生的最高学费将是16个区块,这基本上与全日制的学费相同,如果你想做超过16个区块,欢迎你这样做,不会有额外费用。所以再次强调,旗舰是10个区块或更多的区块,视接受和资格而定,然后您可以选择您将要接受的区块数,只要您承诺为一年中的这些区块付出。通常情况下,如果您之前开始,添加更多的区块通常不是问题,我真的会做六个区块那里有问题,但我们确实要求您承诺最少的区块数,这样我们才能安排所有这些课程,并对每个区块的流动性有一个概念,这就决定了有多少个班级
09:17 可供选择。只是为了给您一个快速的感觉,回到时间表上。今年的星期五,区块1到4,我们有大约每门课程12个选项。
09:26 目标是让选择课程变得令人痛苦,因为有很多好的选择。就星期二、星期四来说,区块0和5,通常会有3到4个选项。
09:36 然后在旗舰计划期间,我想大约每个区块之间会有4到5个选项。所以,Astra Nova,我不知道你是否说这纯疯还是纯抱负,但我们提供了大约150门课程,我们有250名学生。
09:52 所以我们总是在设计新课程,带来新经验,而我们的目标是为每个区块提供引人注目的机会,让您的工作得到利用。
10:01 好的,就是这样。我们在Astra Nova的重点是继续尝试,并乐于与世界分享我们的工作。
10:09 我们很高兴能够与您的孩子合作,并对您对学校的支持表示感谢。
10:13 如果您有任何问题,请随时联系我们?当然,您可以在书面材料中找到更多详细信息,以便您考虑如何在明年或首次报名。
10:21 我们期待您的任何反馈和问题,请您保重并度过美好的一天。谢谢大家。

English Subtitle
00:00 Everyone, I hope you're well when it's like what's in changes for the 2024-2025 school year at Asternova. If you have any questions, you can reach out via Slack or, you know.
00:10 So Asternova is one of one. It is a singular school. Not based on anyone else's model, but holding a special interest or practically limited in any way, by what we're able to bring to life.
00:19 To my knowledge, the only school that started on the campus of a rocky company. And we've always thought really since the very beginning, well, what's possible in education and how might we ultimately bring into life?
00:30 So, the pretty things loose that will go on, or that our students being engaged in the big ideas, the cutting edge, the real stuff, and that they should be working on meaningful work that applies to the real world, has residents there, and feels akin to the types of work that great teams are doing everywhere
00:44 around the world. And lastly, we really care about designing a school that kids love. One where they feel at home, where they can develop their voice, make friends, and ultimately engage in the real stuff.
00:55 That's what it's really all about. So the way that we do this is we find really remarkable educators and people that work professionally to bring classes to life.
01:03 And those classes tend to be a mix of these things. Some of really intensive they go really deep into the subject matter.
01:08 Others are more exploratory or experimental classes that you would not find anywhere else. Some are foundational building those essential skills and there are others that are more collaborative.
01:16 Classes that help kids will not have to make any seem their own better. So today we've had this part-time full-time divide.
01:24 And the challenge is then that this part-time program where we have all these kids coming from all over the world is that there really has only been eight blocks that we've made available.
01:32 And the reason is kind of go back to the beginning of the school, but basically it started in our transition from Ad Astra.
01:38 It's basic to Astra Nova, which was online. And we started with Fridays, then added these kind of Tuesday Thursday blocks, but really the whole system really needs to be rethought.
01:46 And so that's what we've done, and I want to share that with you. So to go from these eight blocks that we offer in this current year, we really thought about like what other opportunities there could be for students who are only going to be with us for a few hours a week.
01:58 And rather than the 20 hours that we have for our full-time students currently, we thought like one sort of easy missed opportunity was to bring our part-time students more into those block ones through block four.
02:10 So how this will look is that part-time students have the ability to take classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for block one and for Tuesdays Thursdays for block four, as well as opening up a new block that all students could take block zeroes on Fridays.
02:24 So given the time zones which really we have kids from all over the world, it felt important that you could get some continuity on Tuesday mornings or Thursday mornings or continuity on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday afternoons or taking two classes in a row.
02:35 So that's the first change is moving from eight blocks available to part-time students up to 13. And then the second big change is acknowledging that there is this gap.
02:45 We have students that are really only available for a few hours a week because they're in full time and in the person's school or because they've got a lot of other things going on.
02:53 And then we have these students that are part of the full-time program that come, you know, 20 hours a week, it's a comprehensive sort of all-in experience, but there's this gap in the middle of kids that are highly engaged in Astra Nova, are flourishing in their classes, but are wanting to do more than
03:07 we've allowed them to do. So in my mind, the goal of where we're heading with the full-time program is to acknowledge that when we say full-time, what we're really meeting is students that are showing commitment to Astra Nova, and I think less than the hour of requirement is good for everyone.
03:23 It allows more flexibility for families and it also allows us to get a density of our most committed kids that's to be working together and ideally to be sharing time together in person.
03:32 So we call this thing flagship. So we're getting rid of the idea of full time and basically your part-time student or your enrolled in our flagship program.
03:40 And what that does is it's a program that kind of gets back to the essence of what Ad Astra was and what Astra Nova has always been, which is as really experimental school that could report to the boundaries and really cares about challenging work that has meaning in the world.
03:54 So the importance of flagship is, of course, to increase the density of kids and their connections to one another. It's an opportunity for more intensive courses that need multiple times a week so that they can go deeper.
04:03 It gives our family flexibility to choose the blocks to fit your schedule. And ultimately, as I mentioned, it gives us the opportunity to get everyone together in Southern California a couple times a year to meet each other and to form some friendships that can only be solidified over the coming amongst
04:17 online. So let's start with eligibility. In order to be part of the flagship program, we need you to be available for either block one or block four, and those classes are going to be Monday through Thursday.
04:29 So if you're not available for those blocks, you need to work your time zone or your other commitments, it's just not going to work for this next year.
04:35 No problem, just that first piece of eligibility is absolutely a requirement. The second one is that I know rates are silly, you know, they're like, well, what is 7th grade really?
04:44 But ideally, you're thinking of your job as entering the either 7th, 8th or even 9th grade. Those are the sweet spots in terms of the age you want to serve, your child's going to sixth grade.
04:52 This program is not for them next year, but maybe the year after. The third thing is that for those in the flagship program, to really get the most of the experience that we need you to commit to 10 or more blocks for the year, most will commit to far more than 10, but 10 I think is the absolute minimum
05:06 to be part of the program. And lastly, I think there's probably going to be some little acceptance piece, so if you've been an astronaut of the student, we have had your child in class, we want to check with the teachers to make sure that they're thriving.
05:17 If you are a new student, I think there's probably an additional step of an interview, but really want to make sure that the flagship program not only works for your family, but we are realistic about the expectations, because the goal here is really to push the envelope, and we can't do that if your
05:29 child just simply doesn't have the time to do it, or your family's not setting up in a way that's going to allow it to be a success.
05:35 So let's just talk about how this will work. So flagship one means that your child is a flagship student, which means they're committed to doing 10 hours, they are entering 7th or 9th grade, and they're committed to those blocks.
05:49 So starting with these sort of force core blocks, they're going to take in block one. That's a flagship cohort. So they're going to take that with a group of kids.
05:57 Why? Well, because when you have a class with a common group of kids, you have an opportunity to really form deep connections with the students.
06:05 So this flagship block for block one, you would pick those four blocks, and then any additional blocks that you want to add among all of these options.
06:12 The blocks in red are only for flagship students. The blocks in purple are open to a part-time and flagship students.
06:18 The blocks in green are available only for flagship students, and that is math. So if you want to do math, the rest of your NOVA, you're now welcome to do that.
06:24 So Dr. Rose teaches algebra one, Dr. Jamie teaches geometry, and the rest of our math is through art of problem.
06:29 all of them. We have live teachers teaching us classes with astronomical students. Okay, the alternative here would be flagship four.
06:35 So let's say you're available for block four. So you'll do your flagship cohort blocks there. And then again, if your flagship student picked 10 or more blocks among these options, and it really kind of works the same way.
06:46 The goal here again would be that Tuesday Thursday classes in block one are going to be meeting twice a week.
06:51 So that would be the same class here and here. Whereas these other classes will just be meeting one hour per week.
06:57 Okay, so how does this look overall? So let's say that you're a part-time student. You're going to enroll in some number of hours.
07:03 The maximum you could do would be 13. There's a number of part-time blocks. Anywhere you see that per-polition blue color, those are blocks that are available to you.
07:10 So block 0, 1, 4, and 5 on Tuesdays, block 0, 1, 4, and 5 on Thursdays, and block 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on Fridays.
07:21 If you are a flagship student and you meet the eligibility criteria and we think that you be great fit for the program and it makes sense for your family, then you will pick either flagship one or flagship four meaning that that's when your flagship cohort block will be held and then you're picking it
07:35 at least at additional six blocks but in likely many more than that to round out your more comprehensive experience. So another thing I'll add about the flagship cohort is that Dr.
07:45 Rose, Tara and myself, as the founders of Astra Nova and as the teachers that created Ad Astra on the campus and SpaceX.
07:53 We are really going to be teaching across all of these blocks, but really we have strong opinions as to what those yellow blocks will look like.
08:00 Because we think of it as a flagship as like we only had one year to work with your child. We feel like these are sort of the quintessential experiences that your child must have to really get the most out of Astra Nova.
08:11 It's not that the other classes aren't remarkable, they absolutely are, but the yellow blocks are ones that are going to be more highly opinionated require lots of work and they're going to be intensive but ultimately fulfilling experiences.
08:21 So I just want to make a quick note on that. All right. So tuition, the simplify things, it's just going to be $2,100 per block per year.
08:30 So minimum of two blocks. So the most part time you can be is that you just pick two blocks we're going to join us.
08:37 And so you can just do the multiplication two times 2100 is what your tuition will be. As always we meet 100% of demonstrate is financially for all students and then for maximum tuition for students in the flagship program would be 16 blocks which is basically the same tuition for full-time as it is 
08:51 now and if you want to do more than 16 blocks you're welcome to do so there's no additional fee. So again flagship is 10 blocks or more pending acceptance and eligibility and then you can choose number of blocks you're going to take as long as you commit to those blocks for the year.
09:04 It's usually no problem to add more blocks if you start before and I'm actually going to do six there problem but we do ask you commit to a minimum number of blocks so we can get all this classes scheduled and have a sense of what the liquidity will be for each block, which then determines how many classes
09:17 are available. Just to give you a quick sense, kind of going back to the schedule. For this year on Friday's Block 1 through 4, we have something like 12 options for each class.
09:26 The goal is to make it agonizing to choose classes because there's so many good options out there. In terms of the Tuesday, Thursday, Block 0 and 5, there's tend to be more like 3 or 4 options.
09:36 And then during the flagship program, I would kind of imagine somewhere between maybe 4 and 5 options per block. So, Astrinova, I don't know if you say this is just lunacy or just ambition, but we offer something like 150 meat courses a year, and we have 250 students.
09:52 So we're always designing new courses, always bringing in new experiences, and really our goal is to fill each of these blocks with compelling opportunities for your jobs to get advantage of them.
10:01 All right, so that's really it. Our focus here at Astrinova is to keep experimenting, and to happily share our work with world.
10:09 We are so delighted to work with your kids and we're so grateful for the support that you've given to the school.
10:13 Do you have any questions reach out? Of course, there'll be more details in writing that you can look at as you consider how to enroll for next year or to enroll for the first time.
10:21 And we'll look forward to any feedback in questions and otherwise take care and have an awesome day. Thanks everyone.

要点说明

  • Astra Nova 独树一帜;岿然不动于他人模仿,亦不受特殊利益牵绊,且实现之路也不受制约。那么,我们应该创造什么呢?
    Astra Nova is uniquely independent; we are not based on someone else’s model, beholden to any special interest, or practically limited by what we can bring to life. So what should we create?
  • 伟大愿景 // 富有意义 // 孩子们喜爱的学校
    big ideas // meaningful work // a school that kids love
  • 密集 | 探索 | 基础 | 合作
    INTENSIVE | EXPLORATORY | FOUNDATIONAL | COLLABORATIVE
  • 课程块诠释
    BLOCKS – Explained
    • 8块课程(蓝色):全日制或非全日制
      8 Blocks (Blue): Full-time or Part-time
    • 20块课程(红色):全日制
      20 Blocks (Red): Full-time
    • 13块课程(蓝色):非全日制增加
      13 Blocks (Blue): Part-time (Changes)
  • 密集 + 全面 + 补充
    Intensive + Comprehensive + Supplimental
    • 密集 – 学生每周寻求10小时以上的对话挑战和交流社区
      Intensive – students looking for challenge and community for 10+ hours a week
    • 全面 – 学生每周可在太平洋时间上午9点至下午3点之间提供20小时
      Comprehensive – students available for 20 hours a week between 9am-3pm PT
    • 补充 – 为那些每周只能提供2-8小时/周的学生
      Supplimental – students only available for 2-8 hours/week of Astra Nova
  • 旗舰课程 – 对于希望将Astra Nova作为核心教育的学生,我们的目标是:
    FLAGSHIP – for students who want Astra Nova to be more central to their education, our goals are to:
    1. 设计一个充分体现 Astra Nova 特色的集体学习计划
      design a cohort-based track that is quintessentially Astra Nova
    2. 提供更多连接——与教师、同学、与伟大愿景
      allow for more connection – to teachers, to peers, to big ideas
    3. 更加深入的课程学习机会
      opportunities for more intensive courses
    4. 提供灵活性,使那些最投入和有才华的学生可以有共同的经历
      offer flexibility so our most committed and talented students can have shared experiences
    5. 邀请参加棕榈泉[10月]和圣巴巴拉[3月]的营地体验
      invitation to in-person camps in Palm Springs [October] and Santa Barbara [March]
  • 资格 | ELIGIBILITY
    1. 星期一至星期四的课程块 1 [太平洋时间上午9点至10点]或课程块 4 [下午2点至3点PT]
      available BLOCK 1 [9am-10am PT] or BLOCK 4 [2pm=3pm PT] Monday through Thursday
    2. 进入7年级,8年级或9年级*
      entering 7th, 8th, or 9th* grade
    3. 承诺学年至少10个block
      commitment to 10+ blocks for the school year
    4. 录取 | acceptance*
  • 课程快——旗舰课程及学校概览
    BLOCKS – Flagship & Overview
    • 旗舰课程 1 学生
      FLAGSHIP 1 STUDENT
    • 旗舰课程 4 学生
      FLAGSHIP 4 STUDENT
    • 学校概览
      SCHOOL OVERVIEW
  • 学费 | TUITION
    1. 每个课程块:2100美元/年
      $2100 per block per year
    2. 最少参与2个课程块
      minimum of 2 blocks
    3. 最多参与16+课程块:最高学费33600美元
      maximum tuition is for 16+ blocks – $33,600
    4. 我们 100% 满足所有学生的经济需求
      we meet 100% of demostrated financial need for all students
  • 聚焦重要之处,不断探索前行。谦逊分享成果,汇集群智创新。
    Focus on what matters most. Keep experimenting. Humbly share out work.


Astra Nova 学校手册