A Progressive High School in Atlanta, GA

Design your own curriculum while completing real world projects

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Traditional Hours, Anything But

Traditional High Schools are teacher led, while at The LIFE School, class is student directed and personalized to you.

Academic Credit

All of our courses are designed around a set of hands-on projects. Each project was designed by a subject matter expert.

Passion project

Students work with local partners and coaches to implement projects based on their interests and goals.

Internship

Students complete at least two internships related to their career goals.

A Schedule Customized For You

8:30 - 10:00 AM
Arrival

There is lots of research showing that teens benefit from more sleep and later school start times. So, our students can gradually arrive in the morning, starting as early as 8:30am.

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Morning Meeting

Our school day begins at 10am with a daily advisory meeting where we discuss current events, announcements, and plans for the day.

11:00 - 1:00 PM
Project Workshop

Students work independently or in small groups on passion projects and academic courses.

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch

Students have an hour for a lunch break to refresh and catch up with friends.

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Fitness

Students participate in regular physical activity, whether at the gym or in the park, to stay fit.

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Project Workshop

Students work independently or in small groups on passion projects and academic courses.

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Dismissal

Project Based Learning

Every course (yes, even math) is designed around hands-on, real world projects 
and engaging, curated learning resources.

Documentary Filmmaking

Students produce a documentary to demonstrate their understanding of rhetoric, writing, and filmmaking.

Investment Portfolio

Students manage a virtual stock portfolio to practice math with spreadsheets and to learn about the stock market.

Natural Beauty Products

Students create homemade health and beauty products to explore the biology and chemistry of consumer products.

Internships

LIFE students complete at least two internships prior to graduation, working with companies on projects that align with their career interests.

Here are a few student internships:

Music & Entertainment

Mario interned at Notes for Notes Studio, producing tracks for other student artists and co-hosting events.

Natural Health & Wellness

Kamani interned at Iwi Fresh, an organic spa and marketplace, as she prepares for a career in midwifery and natural medicine.

eSports and Game Development

Christian interns with Pharaoh's Conclave, hosting video game tournaments and designing games.

Passion Projects

Students have time throughout each day to pursue projects related to their interests and goals. They work on these projects individually or in small groups. Here are examples of past and ongoing projects:

ICEY Apparel

Students created and managed ICEY Apparel, a hip hop clothing brand, where they designed and sold original tshirts and sweatshirts.

Verizon App Challenge

Students participated in this mobile app design competition, where they created apps to address needs in their communities.

LIFE eSports Team

The LIFE eSports team won 2nd place in the DreamHack High School Invitational and also hosted its own high school gaming tournament. 

College Preparation

We want every student to understand the preparation process for college admission, so they can make an informed decision about their future. We guide students in preparing for college during each year of high school, according to the following plan:

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Understanding the landscape

  • Learn the basics of the college admissions process

  • Explore interests through passion projects and courses

  • Visit nearby colleges and businesses

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Narrowing the focus

  • Intern and apprentice with businesses aligned to student interests

  • Study for and take college entrance exams

  • Take Dual Enrollment colleges courses

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Taking a step on campus

  • Take college entrance exams

  • Continue dual enrollment

  • Review student's plan for college preparation and applications

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Sealing the deal

  • Meet with admissions officers

  • Apply to college

  • Financial Aid & Scholarship application assistance

  • Make a college decision!

SAT & ACT 
Preparation

At The LIFE School, we prepare students in three key ways.

Customized Plan

  • Fits the student's skill level and test performance goals

  • Curated collection of study books and online resources

  • Flexible daily scheduling allows for as much study time as needed

Weekly Check-Ins

  • One-on-one review of togh questions & incorrect problems

  • Review test taking strategies to improve pacing

  • Find experienced local tutors as needed

Practice Exams

  • Regular practice exams in test-like conditions

  • Careful review and correction of incorrect problems

  • Checklist of materials needed on exam day

Customized Plan

  • Fits the student's skill level and test performance goals

  • Curated collection of study books and online resources

  • Flexible daily scheduling allows for as much study time as needed

Weekly Check-Ins

  • One-on-one review of togh questions & incorrect problems

  • Review test taking strategies to improve pacing

  • Find experienced local tutors as needed

Practice Exams

  • Regular practice exams in test-like conditions

  • Careful review and correction of incorrect problems

  • Checklist of materials needed on exam day

Technology

We use technology smartly from end to end. Here are a few of the tools that our students use each day.

Trello

A popular project management tool where students track their assignments, manage their portfolio, store notes and plan projects. Students also use Trello to collaborate with other students, teachers, experts, and parents.

Laptops

Families are expected to provide students with a modern laptop to use each day.

Google Apps

A suite of professional tools for students to manage emails (from a school email account), events, and documents, and to safely search the web for great resources.

Transcript

Upon graduation, each student's work is captured in a traditional transcript.

In addition to highlighting student academic achievements, we also feature the student's best projects, trips and internships.

Are you ready to own your educational experience?

Applications are due by Saturday, March 30

Admissions Criteria

We're looking for students and families who are:

  • In the metro Atlanta area

  • Interested in a small, close-knit school community

  • Excited about a flexible learning environment

  • Curious about learning and exploring new ideas and places

Admissions Process

  1. Review our website and contact us to schedule a tour

  2. Plan to spend a day with us

  3. Complete the student AND parent application

  4. We will respond within 2-3 weeks with an admission decision

Tuition

We offer families a sliding scale ​of $5,000 - $10,000 / year, paid monthly or in full at the beginning of the year. This approach allows families to control how much they pay each month.

The LIFE School admits students of any race (i.e. on the basis of color or national or ethnic origin) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, and other school-administered programs.

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