We know that most students struggle with passive, asynchronous learning. We combine high-quality curriculum and course design with live instruction from top educators from across the country. Students also receive in-person support from a trained learning coach.
Stepmojo vets courses from a wide-range of existing providers and only offers the highest-quality options from providers who are the experts in their subject areas. We offer 40+ high-interest courses that prepare students for the college and career paths of their dreams. Schools get the benefits of multiple partnerships in one.
We partner with schools and districts so that they can tap into a national pool of highly effective teachers and broaden their course offerings to better meet student interests and needs. Our team provides training and coaching to support the on-site implementation.
Thoughtfully designed curriculum taught by outstanding educators
What entices communities to start movements of change? How do we best address social injustice? How do we empower ourselves as citizens to protect ourselves and our communities against inequity? What strategies can we employ to effect meaningful social change? Civic engagement is an act of problem-solving. As such, we will use moments in the long history of social justice movements in the U.S. and abroad to uncover the most thoughtful and impactful theories and practices for social action. Along the way, we will read, learn about, and discuss what strategies and processes we can use to effect social change in the communities in which we live.
In this course, you will investigate and explore your sense of purpose: deepening your understanding of who you are as an individual, what strengths you bring to your communities, and what motivates you to engage in the world. Your understanding of your purpose will then inform your journey to explore different career fields. You will expand your perspective on potential career options, gain skills to engage and grow your connections, build a professional portfolio to reflect your skills and experiences, and chart a purpose-driven path for your future.
With an emphasis on Chinese culture, you will develop their skills in listening, reading, writing in Chinese, forming grammatically correct structured sentences, and most importantly, conversation. This will be accomplished through synchronous and asynchronous assignments, conversation sessions with the instructor and a group of peers, instructional videos, discussions about culture, and collaborations on group projects.
Want to learn to Run The Future? This course is for you! You will learn about entrepreneurship as a career path, through the lens of Black entrepreneurs who have gone before you. You will go on a journey to develop your own entrepreneurial identity, skills, and eventually your own new venture concept. You will engage with real-world entrepreneurial activities in each lesson, completing multiple projects related to your own startup venture, and you will build a portfolio throughout the course that can be the foundation for building a viable venture during or soon after the course. This course is focused on Black entrepreneurial identity but is open to all!
Note: This course is for 11th-12th graders only.
Structured around the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2018), this course is the third step of a three-year high school sequence built upon the Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction Framework to meet the expectations of College and Career Ready Standards. You will participate in low-threshold, high ceiling tasks that explore sequences and functions; polynomials; complex numbers and rational exponents; exponential equations and functions; transformations of functions; trigonometric functions; and statistical inference.
Note: A prerequisite for this course is Algebra I and Geometry.
What are rights, and who deserves them? What should be the government's role in answering these questions and enforcing the answers? Which government (local, state, national, or extra-national) should have the most power in making these decisions? Which popular traditions and behaviors should the government work to preserve, and which should it try to abolish? These questions and others animated the history of Latin America and they continue to be at the forefront of important debates going on in the region today. In this class, we will explore decisions that were made in specific countries to answer these questions, as well as the consequences of these decisions. Instead of taking a strictly chronological approach, we will focus our study on specific regions and nation-states. We will explore the ways that the past continues to echo in present day Latin America and consider how people of diverse places, races, classes, cultures, and genders responded to changes over time.
This course uses a case-based approach to give you a practical look into the professional lives of lawyers and legal thinking. By studying and debating a series of real legal cases, you will sharpen your ability to think like lawyers who research, write and speak persuasively. The course will focus on problems that lawyers encounter in daily practice and on the rules of professional case law. This is an interdisciplinary course, integrating an introduction to law with English Language Arts through a focus on discussion, reading, and analytical writing.
With an emphasis on Deaf culture, you will develop the receptive and expressive skills to communicate and interact successfully within the Deaf community. You will develop ASL communication skills through synchronous and asynchronous assignments, conversation sessions with the instructor, small groups of peers, instructional videos, discussions about culture, and collaborations on group projects. Additionally, you will learn the foundational vocabulary and grammar of ASL. While both expressive and receptive skills will be the focus of the class, emphasis will be placed on expressive skills.
“ I like this class because I am really interested in the content - and the teacher is cool. ”
“ My Stepmojo teacher is respectful and can explain things so that I can understand pretty quickly. ”
“ It’s always fun to have conversations with my classmates and teacher. Even though we’re doing work here, we’re still able to laugh and have fun. ”
“ I like how professional and engaging the online class is. ”
Stepmojo partners with the best synchronous content providers
in the country to create a diverse course catalog
We offer a “one stop shop” for schools looking to expand their high school course offerings through our easy-to-use platform. Through Stepmojo, students have the agency and opportunity to personalize their learning through high-quality classes taught by excellent teachers across the country. Now, school leaders are not constrained by who they can hire in their local community. They also do not have to vet multiple course providers or negotiate individual partnership agreements (Stepmojo does the work!). In addition, all students, teachers and district staff can develop expertise through one platform rather than navigate interoperability challenges with multiple course providers.
We blend the best of in-person and online learning. Students engage in live, synchronous classes 4-5 days a week. These classes are taught by engaging online teachers from our course partners while an on-site learning coach or proctor at the school is circulating and supporting the learning in a classroom or communal space (e.g. library, study hall, etc.). Students also have access to small group support or office hours provided by the course partner online, as well as in-person supports from the learning coach or proctor at the school site.
Yes! You will get a credit for all completed and passed classes. There are also a number of dual-enrollment options that will allow students to earn college credit at the same time.
Each course is a semester or trimester long, depending on the school’s needs and schedule. We do our best to accommodate and customize partnerships with our schools.
We have learned a lot from what students want in their high school experience - more choice, agency and opportunities to obtain meaningful credentials. It is challenging for schools to be able to deliver on the breadth and diversity of student needs and interests without incorporating online learning. For many high school students though, asynchronous learning can be difficult. That is why we’re intentional about building on what is possible with live, synchronous classes. We believe in the power of high-quality content paired with highly effective educators.
All students will have access to online support, including office hours and small group support two days per week. At each partner school, there will also be a designated staff member available to provide additional support in-person.
The cost is $500 per student per semester and $550 per student per semester for college credit courses. This covers the cost of the curriculum, the online teacher, the training for both the online teacher and the in-person learning coach, and the tech platform.