If you’ve explored our site, you know that we are inspired by the model of North Star: Self-directed Learning for Teens in Hadley, MA. Well, we are not the only ones. Several alternatives to education have also been so inspired including Princeton Learning Cooperative in Princeton, NJ (in year 2) and Compass: Center for Self-directed Learning in Ottawa, ONT, scheduled to open in January 2013. North Star is not in the business of franchising, but, rather is happy to help others who see how well this approach works for teens.
In my opinion Compass has done a remarkable job of capturing the essence of this approach in this video. Would love to hear what you think!