After School Program

Find clarity, confidence and future-readiness

Ascend is our certificate-bearing After School program for learners (ages 13-18) around the world. This is an opportunity to join us part-time to be more prepared for a world of increasing complexity.

This online program helps you develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to flourish and contribute to human progress.

6 Months

Advance at your own pace

6+ hours/week

Time commitment

Choose your own mission through
personalized learning

Instead of subjects or courses, participate in a variety of real-world challenges. Every challenge journey is interdisciplinary and personalized to the learner.

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Not your typical After School program

Develop your skills, knowledge and disposition by tackling real-world challenges.

Create solutions to local and
global challenges.

Learn by designing artistic, technological or business solutions to humanity's most pressing challenges.

Develop the most essential skills for today's world.

Develop the hard and soft skills
required to contribute to the world - by embarking on our skill units.

Learn through internships & real-life work experiences.

Experience micro-internships and real-
life challenges set by organizations from around the world.

Learning driven by positive global impact

Our model is designed to help you expand your portfolio of projects and solutions. Explore examples of some of alumni projects:

Participate in exciting micro-internships

At the final phase of the program, our learners embark on challenges with real-world organizations and participate in a micro-internship. Here are some past examples​

Upcoming cohorts & start dates

You can select your preferred time cohort and zone for live sessions in the application form.

October 8th 2022

Online, Sessions on Saturdays

Live sessions timings: between 11 am and 3:30 pm GMT+1

Application deadline for this cohort:
September 15th 2022

October 9th 2022

Online, Sessions on Sundays

Live session timings: between 11 am and 3:30 pm GMT+1

Application deadline for this cohort:
September 15th 2022

Hear it from our community

We've designed a learning model where learning is incentivized by a desire to better oneself, and better the world.

A journey that will help you find clarity about your future

Over the course 6 months, you can expect to develop new skills, real-world challenges and participate in micro-internships.

Meet some of our industry mentors

Our industry mentors have a deep understanding of how to solve problems in their given disciplines. They tap into their expertise to guide learners towards a path of purposeful learning.

An inspiring learning model

Our online-first model is designed to be engaging, inspiring, and meaningful.

We don't believe in lectures. Instead, you can expect to learn through personalized learning journeys and collaborative activities. Learners participate in a combination of synchronous & asynchronous learning every day.

There are three hours of live sessions every week, combined with a variety of self-paced learning activities and projects.

Our model allows for personalized learning paths, where you can master the curriculum at a pace that works best for you.

Your personalized launchpad towards a meaningful future

Our programs naturally support graduates in the college admission and job application process:

Tuition & Financial Aid

The full program schedule is $750, with a discount when paid upfront.


when paid upfront


paid over 6 months

We offer financial aid to learners that need it

Please don’t let affordability stop you from applying to our programs. We have a history of offering financial aid to learners from all around the world. 

Learners can express their need for financial aid at the end of their application form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our program is fully online – which means that learners can apply from anywhere in the world! Please note, you have to be fluent in english in order to participate.

Learners graduate the program with:

  • Skill transcript demonstrating the competencies that were gained during the program
  • A network of friends and industry mentors
  • A portfolio of projects
  • Experience showcase and presenting their work at a global event

We do not offer merit-based scholarships at this time. However, we do offer financial aid to learners who can not afford our programs. This would entail a partial or full discount on tuition. You can apply for financial aid

We don’t believe in standardized summative exams. Instead, we regularly evaluate and evidence learning through projects, actives and micro-assessments.

A minimum of 6 hours every week. Our program is rigorous and rewarding. In order to get powerful outcomes, learners need to participate whole-heartedly and put in the time. We do not recommend applying if you can not commit the minimum time requirements.

We take two weeks off for Christmas and New Years. Otherwise, you can expect to have sessions every week.

Yes! You can participate in multiple 6-month learning cycles and do different challenge or skill paths each time.

No, we offer a range of timings for our live sessions, which means you can join us after school hours.

Learners are also expected to participate in 80% of live sessions to graduate from the program.

No worries! We make exceptions for younger gifted learners.

We run live sessions at multiple time zones. You can indicate your interest in specific timings when applying in our program.

Learners do not need to have any pre-requisite knowledge in the paths they picked. However, this is a high-school level program – which means you have to have minimum of 9th grade equivalency in numeracy, english and science to participate.

We're looking for aspiring changemakers

Interested in learning more about our Ascend program? Download the brochure to learn more about:

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