FAQs

  • About 21K School

  • Is 21K recognised / affiliated?

    21K School is an online school experience that offers personalised learning – anytime, anywhere. The aim is to support home-schooling and give a structure to learning at home. It is not a traditional school with brick and mortar. Primary Students who require a formal certificate or marks sheet can register with NIOS (The National Institute of Open Schooling, an autonomous institution under Ministry of HRD, Government of India) and appear for examinations at the end of the year at a centre near their place of residence. 21K will facilitate this process for all such students. 21K is an EdTech start-up and is not recognised as School in a traditional sense or affiliated to any Government Body. We are in the process of obtaining Accreditation from various International Organisations of reputation and honour. In future, we may affiliate with a recognised board in India or abroad, subject to the laws of the land. Please read our blog on homeschooling and child’s rights .

  • Will 21K provide the marks sheet and Transfer Certificate?

    Yes, we will provide the marks sheet and transfer certificate at the end of the year, either directly or through our associated recognized schools. TC will be issued only at the end of the academic year on completion of one year and not in the middle of the academic year.

  • What does 21K stand for?

    Traditional Schools are generally called as K-12 Schools, where K stands for Kindergarten and 12 for Grade 12. K12 is flipped to represent the flipped learning model at ‘21K’ School.

  • If I continue with 21K, should I still send my child to a physical school?

    With 21K School, we hope to create a school experience that meets the need of the 21st Century, especially post-Covid19. We offer a structured, progressive and personalised learning through some of the best teachers in the country. The intend is to keep the learning process on even when the physical schools cannot function. Physical School has its own merits and demerits; it may not be suitable for everyone. We urge you to decide on your choice carefully and hope that the FAQs help you make the right decision.

  • Is 21K School only for Home Schooling?

    21K School is suitable for students and parents that require flexible learning, or personalised learning. It is the best platform for home-schooling your child in several cases. 21K School is best suited for the following children:

    • Advanced or gifted children who want to excel or learn deeper and wider
    • Home Schoolers, who are looking for structured learning
    • Children who do not have access to good schools with good teachers because of economic reasons, long travel hours to School or the place of their residence
    • Children undergoing professional training in music, arts, sports, and similar activities and require flexibility in learning hours.
    • Children undergoing medical treatment which makes them difficult to attend traditional schools
    • Children of parents in transferable jobs that often require a change of schools.
    • Children who attend regular schools and require additional tuition classes
    • Children of parents who are worried about the hygiene/sanitisation in physical schools, and the health and safety of their children due to the pandemic Coronavirus and social distancing norms
    • Children requiring mid-term admissions
    • Parents who are looking for an alternative to hostels
    • Children who are not satisfied with traditional schools due to high fees, low quality of teachers, or a poor experience of learning.

  • My physical School also conduct online classes. How is 21K different?

    21K School envisions an online school designed for the 21st Century. We offer structured, progressive, and personalised learning for our students using EdTech tools and techniques, which is challenging to implement in a physical school. The data analytics and immediate feedback aids learning and understanding, both for teacher and student. The cost of high-quality schooling is a fraction of the cost of regular education. 21K School or Flipped Schools are more efficient, less expensive and offers higher value. Some points to consider are:  

    • Teachers selected from across India and are the best in the field
    • Students don’t spend on Transport, Uniforms and Dining Charges.
    • Our curriculum goes beyond academics and incorporates Habits of Mind, Real-Life Lessons and is more attuned to the realities of the 21st Century.
    • It is safe and secured, esp. at a time when the world is becoming more socially distant.
    • The flexibility of learning with recorded classes aids anytime, anywhere learning.
    • Every child at 21K learns and grows at his own pace, mentored by our experienced team. There is no rat race of percentage marks or grades.
    • Online Schools overcome the problems of bullying, corporal punishment, discrimination and favouritism.
      We believe that the purpose of live classes is not to “teach” but to develop a human connection and facilitate learning.

  • Is 21K School a Minority School?

    No, 21K School has no minority status. It is owned and managed by a private limited company registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

  • Is 21K open for everyone irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or ethnicity?

    Yes, certainly. Technology is a great leveller, and we hope that 21K School eliminates all barriers to provide equitable access to high-quality education at a reasonable price to every child.

  • Is this an Indian company?

    Yes, this is an Indian Company with a global mindset.

  • Who are the Founders of 21K School?

    Mr Yeshwanth Raj Parasmal, Mr Santosh Kumar A V and Mr Joshi Kumar are the co-founders of 21K School. Mr Santosh is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and has more than eight years of experience working in India and abroad. A passionate traveller and serial entrepreneur, he is enthusiastic about futuristic technologies and its possibilities. Mr Joshi is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore and a technology geek. An RPA consultant, to him, technology is all about dreams and magic, the magic that won't fade, even when one is dreaming. Mr Yeshwanth is a respected educationist with over 20 years of experience and has established and managed over 70 Schools, Preschools, Colleges and Universities, through Strategum Eduserve Private Limited, India’s leading education management company.

  • What is the purpose of 21K School

    21K School is guided by the rhetoric "all kids can learn." However, we need to modify that slogan to "all kids do learn but not on the same day and not in the same way."   You can read about our purpose at https://www.21kschool.com/vision/

  • Why is 21K called as 21K School?

    21K School is branded as School to reflect the school experience at home. In a way, it is Home School, but online.

  • About Academics

  • Is there a basis for the promotion of students to next Grade at the end of the academic year?

    Yes, we would follow the system similar to a traditional school with regards to the promotion of the Students. There will be term-end assessments and final examinations. However, unlike physical schools, we would have an assessment that provides feedback and also facilitate remedial classes for concepts that are not well understood. The assessment pattern would also be different with a greater focus on the application of concept rather than memorisation of concept.

  • What about inter-class or inter-school competitions?

    We would use the online medium to conduct Inter-class and Inter-School competitions. In due course of the time, the School will make the announcements along with the details for Games, Debates, Quiz, Arts & Craft, Music Concerts and more.

  • How will I know my child is learning?

    Educational outcomes in traditional settings focus on how many answers a student knows. When we teach students at 21K, we are interested also in how students behave when they don't find a solution. We are keen to enhance the ways students produce knowledge rather than how they merely reproduce it. We want students to learn how to develop a critical stance with their work: inquiring, editing, thinking flexibly, and learning from another person's perspective. All this is possible with the use of technology tools we use at 21K. We use data analytics and artificial intelligence to monitor the progress of the student’s conceptual understanding. Moreover, with the help of proprietary technology and systems, we close the learning loop feedback at the end of each unit. The students will build their knowledge and concepts of the next unit classes after the assessment and completion of the previous unit. Our systems ensure that parents do not have to wait for PTMs or Report Cards to know whether their child is learning or not.

  • How will my child read books, as there is no library?

    We recommend age-appropriate books for parents to buy as a part of their home library. Alternatively, books can be rented through online libraries or community libraries, if available. Shortly, we would also provide Digital Library for students and parents.

  • How will Sports / Games be conducted?

    Physical Sports and Games would not be possible online. We would hold online classes for Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and well-being. Students and Parents will have the option to enrol into city-based sports clubs or training centre, depending on the child’s interest level. In fact, with the flexibility of 21K, it would be easy to follow your passion and interest, be it sports, arts or cultural pursuits.

  • What will my child learn additionally compared to physical School?

    Presently, we offer a large number of capstone courses along with the usual subjects that are mandatory as part of the National Curriculum Framework. The compulsory subject offered are Language, Mathematics, Social Science and Science. The capstone courses include Digital Media & Arts, Music & Rhythm, Physical Fitness & Mindfulness, Habits of Mind and Saturday Activities. There would also be Electives like a foreign language, regional language, advanced mathematics, Creativity, Photography, Multimedia, Poetry, Drama & Theatre, Public Speaking, Robotics, and much more. The electives will be offered depending on the Grade and overall academic drive of the student. 21K is evolving every day, and you could expect more from us.

  • I study in a physical school, but the textbooks are different. How can I cope with 21K?

    Common sense approach would say that this is odd, and it is better to have the same textbooks as the physical School. However, the method at 21K is Teaching for Understanding and focus on conceptual learning. The books can be different, but they all follow the same curriculum framework - National Curriculum Framework of India. 21K expects the students to improve their concepts and real-life application using our system. We hope that 21K Students will excel in their physical school space as well.

  • What are Remedial Sessions?

    Remedial Sessions are additional classes conducted for students to help them understand the concepts better. Often, students do not grasp the concept fully in a class setting. Based on the feedback of our data-driven assessment system, remedial classes will resolve the gap in understanding a particular concept for individual or group of students.

  • What are enrichment classes?

    Contrary to Remedial classes, enrichments classes are for those students who have excelled and above average in the class. Research shows that such students can lose interest in the regular class sessions if it does not offer more challenging classwork or homework. We have different options to ensure that the super-achievers of the Batch are well engaged and active learners.

  • What is activity-based and experiential learning? How will it be delivered online?

    We want students to feel compelled, enthusiastic, and passionate about learning, inquiring, and mastering. Activity-Based learning is a method of learning through participation. It goes beyond learning by active listening and involves participation in the teaching-learning process through reading, writing, discussion, role-plays, problem-solving and debates. It focuses on an understanding of the concepts as against the traditional approach of memorisation of the concepts. Experiential learning is an immersive learning approach where the concepts of learning are linked to the real-wold metaphors and contextualised for the learners. It aids mastery of the concepts and makes learning active, enjoyable and captivating. It also builds in problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • How much homework will the students have in a day?

    There would undoubtedly be homework. In fact, in the flipped model, there is more homework as against work done during live classes. Without compromising on the academic rigour, we would ensure that there is a balance of homework and live sessions. Further, homework is part of active learning.

  • In a School, my child develops several values and life skills. Will 21K be able to do the same?

    21K is a new-age school designed for the real-world. The School's vision seeks to create learners who have the self-confidence, independence, and high-tech skills to continuously learn—meeting challenges innovatively and creatively. According to our vision, students would imbibe the following skills: Creativity and innovation. Critical thinking and problem-solving. Communication and collaboration. Flexibility and adaptability. Initiative and self-direction. Social and cross-cultural skills. The repository of such skills is more valuable today than ever before because the world is getting socially distant than ever before.

  • What about discipline?

    The structured learning system, along with positive reinforcements from teachers, will help students to become disciplined. Of course, we would need the support of parents and others at home to achieve this. However, with Online Schooling, the bad influence on a child is also restricted. Active learning and participation will ensure that the child is well-occupied in productive things and would reduce the chances of a mind going astray.

  • What happens if my child is unable to do his homework?

    We agree that there would be circumstances and instances when the child is unable to complete the homework or projects. As such, we encourage each child to learn and grow at their own pace. At our end, we provide remedial support, follow-ups and counselling to help you overcome any difficulties and make online learning an enjoyable experience.

  • How will examinations be conducted?

    There would be both formative and summative assessments. Students take Examinations based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge, and this reduces the instances of plagiarism or copying. We would also have video-based oral assessments and AI-driven assessments to measure the depth of understanding and learning.

  • Who will supervise the students during exams at home? What if the students copy the answers from the internet?

    Students take Examinations based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge, and this reduces the instances of plagiarism or copying. We would also have video-based oral assessments and AI-driven assessments to measure the depth of understanding and learning. Further, we plan to integrate tools that check plagiarism and identify content copied from sources on the internet.

  • Will there be writing work?

    Yes, students will have written work, and it is part of the learning material. Parents can capture images from mobile and email us for evaluation/feedback.

  • What about picnics and excursions?

    City-based learning trips will be encouraged. Parents can take their children for a visit to certain places as per the requirements. During summer breaks, we may facilitate Outbound Learning Programs and Excursions. These would be optional, and there would be an additional cost as well.

  • What is a digital portfolio?

    Students’ Portfolio is a compendium of his academic work. Most traditional schools maintain a file folder, and it includes worksheets, photographs, progress report cards, health charts and such other information. 21K will host the digital Portfolio over the internet.

  • What curriculum do you follow in Pre-Primary (Nursery to KG2)?

    For Pre-Primary, we have designed and developed our proprietary curriculum. The curriculum designed meets the latest National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Guidelines and is based on the framework of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), UK. It incorporates the 16 Habits of Mind, designed for 21st-century children and is ISO 9001:2000 Certified. The curriculum cover seven significant and interconnected areas of learning and development, divided into the Prime Areas and Specific Areas.

    1. Prime Areas
    • Communication and Language Development
    • Physical Development
    • Personal, Social, Emotional Development
     
    1. Specific Areas
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Understanding the world
    Expressive Arts and Design

  • What curriculum do you follow in Primary (Grades 1 to 5)?

    For Grades 1 and above, we follow the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of India. This curriculum is developed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and approved by Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It is the same curriculum that is adopted by CBSE and other Boards in India. The present NCF dates back to 2005, and we expect a new NCF in 2020. 21K would adopt any changes in the NCF, as decided by the Government from time to time.

  • What is the medium of instruction?

    The medium of instruction is English unless the subject requires another medium of instruction. Parents will be free to communicate in their chosen language if the teacher can follow the same.

  • Do you offer a Third Language?

    Yes, we follow the Three Language Principle of Ministry of HRD, Government of India. While English is the First Language and Hindi is the Second Language, a Third Language will be offered from Grades 6 to 8 in future. The third language could be the regional language or Sanskrit.

  • Do you offer a Foreign Language?

    Yes, students can study a Foreign Language as an elective depending on the number of students willing to register for the course.

  • How it Works

  • What is the Student’s Learning Kit?

    Student’s Learning Kit is a set of textbooks and workbooks for use throughout the academic year. Parents will get the Kit at their residence on enrolment, and after payment of the Kit charges.

  • When will the parents get the learning kit?

    The Learning Kit will be delivered within seven days of payment, subject to any restrictions due to lockdown. The students will have access to a digital copy, in case the delivery of the learning kit is delayed for reasons beyond our control.

  • I am worried about loneliness or lack of socialisation.

    Even beyond the privacy concerns, there are many reasons why the classroom is the worst place in the world to be if the ultimate objective is real learning. To all this, we have to add a complete wildcard – social distancing. The Covid-19 pandemic has given urgent currency to the term Social Distancing. It is reasonable to assume that even after the coronavirus is a thing for the history books, the idea of social distancing in one form or the other will persist. It is a harsh reality that, almost overnight, every single classroom in its present way violates norms of social distancing. The classes in its current form endanger the health and safety of students and staff. In the post-covid era of education, students will mostly use virtual platforms for socialisation. Even before the pandemic time, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat were the primary platforms for socialisation.  In a traditional School, arguably, children’s socialisation is restricted to students of his age group in his class. We hope to break this ceiling, and with parents involvement, the socialisation can be extended across different age-groups around your residence, in a safe and secured way.

  • Is 21K secured and safe?

    21K is safe and secured from coronavirus in comparison to attending a physical school, which involves travelling by bus and exposure to hundreds of students from diverse background and profiles. With regards to IT security, we have in-built systems and tools that track the student's activities while online during live classes and ensure the safety of the student. 21K School does not require the use of social media platforms, gaming apps and requires limited browsing on the internet. The only screen time expected is for online classes and related tasks/activities. Further, the chances of physical bullying, corporal punishment and discrimination are mostly limited during online schooling. Nevertheless, we encourage parents to be alert and involved to ensure complete safety of the students at all times and follow the protocols and guidelines of Government Bodies and Agencies. It is reassuring to know that India’s Child Online Safety Index (COSI) is ranked ninth globally, much higher than countries like the USA and UK.

  • Will my data be protected?

    21K takes all reasonable precautions to treat Personal Information as confidential. It has implemented industry standards to protect the data from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss of the Personal Information. We do not sell or commercially use any of your personal data, except as required to continue to deliver you the services under our offering. To protect the security of your Personal Information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. To prevent unauthorised access of sensitive information, you need to monitor those who have access to your password and your computer, laptop or any other device. Be sure to sign off when finished while using a shared computer. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for detailed understanding.

  • Are your teachers part-time or full-time?

    All our subject teachers are employed full-time with us. Some of the activity teachers, subject experts and masters may be contracted on a part-time basis or as a Guest Speaker.

  • How do you recruit your teachers?

    Our mandate is to recruit the best teachers from across India and abroad. All teachers are required to meet the eligibility criteria and person specification. During the recruitment and selection process, Teachers go through five levels of intense interviews and assessment. We train all teachers before they start to teach students and interact with parents.

  • Are the teachers well qualified and trained?

    All our teachers meet the eligibility criteria and person specification stipulated by us. We expect teachers to be subject experts and have the necessary skills, aptitude and personality to teach online. We also look for teachers who are a good human being and are loving, joyful and thoughtful in their approach. We train all teachers before they start to teach students and interact with parents.

  • I am worried about screen time and its effect on a child’s health

    Screen time refers to the time spent on devices - mobile, tabs, computer and television. World Health Organisation recommends up to 1 hour of screen time for children aged 3 - 5 years and about 1.5 - 2 hours for Primary Students. Not at all screen time is terrible, especially if there is a human at the other end of the screen. The Screen Time at 21K School has a caring teacher at the other end and is part of the structured learning process. 21K School does not require the use of social media platforms, gaming apps and requires limited browsing on the internet. The only screen time expected is for online classes and related tasks/activities. At the pre-primary level, the screen time is more with adults than with screen and is being used to provide a human touch to the home-schooling process. We advise parents to restrict the screen time of their children beyond 21K School hours. Detailed guidelines, tips and counselling support will b provided to all enrolled students to help manage the screen time of their children.

  • Are three hours of live classes sufficient for Grade 1-5? Traditional Schools have a minimum of six hours and ten minutes of duration.

    Three hours of classes per day for six days a week have been carefully crafted, keeping in mind several factors. We believe that this is an optimum structure and offers a host of related benefits. In a traditional school, the school time includes recess and lunchtime. It also includes many other periods which we believe can be reduced or removed from the weekly time-table. For example, the Library period, sports period, GK Period are not included in the 21K School time-table.

  • How will I keep my child engaged the whole day if the classes are only for three hours?

    Classes are only for three hours for Grades 1 to 5. During these classes, the teachers will conduct sessions and also assign homework for students to do during the day. In addition to these, Students would be guided for activities, reading time and physical exercises. We expect the students to be engaged in active learning for about 6-8 hours a day.

  • How can my child attend live classes when I am not at home?

    We expect an adult to be with the student during all live classes. In case Parents / Students are unable to attend the live classes, they can view the recorded classes. Additionally, parents can also refer to the School Notice Board for updates on homework and activities.

  • Is the requirement of an adult attending the live classes with child essential?

    Yes, it is essential. In our culture, parents are the first teacher (guru) of the child. We expect parenting and teaching role to converge in home-schooling. The live classes are also an opportunity to understand and clarify their responsibilities while the student learns.

  • The Batches have fixed timing. But, you claim anytime, anywhere learning. How is that possible?

    Yes, the Batches have fixed timing, and we do not allow flexibility of changing the Batch often. Change of Batch timings is permissible only once in a month and thrice in a year. The reason is that a cohort of teachers and supervisors are responsible for each Batch. They are responsible for tracking the progress of your child’s learning. If there are frequent changes in the Batch, it gets challenging to make a teacher and supervisor accountable for a child’s progress, which is not acceptable. The "Anytime and Anywhere" learning is possible with the flexibility to view the day’s session at a time and place convenient to students and parents. Also, the students can complete their homework from any location and at any hour of the day. For example, if a child has Music Classes to attend in the afternoon, she can choose to complete her academic work after the music classes.

  • How many students will be there in my child’s classroom session?

    We maintain a ratio of 1 teacher to 20 students, which is the best amongst the CBSE schools. Two teachers conduct online classes for a batch of 40 students. Further, a Class Teacher and Supervisor is also attached to each Batch. The above does not include Guest Faculty and Master Speakers.

  • I don’t want too much of the digital world around my child. Isn’t it advised that students must get minimum exposure to technology and screen time?

    We live in a world where technology and digital tools are ubiquitous. It is now an essential part of everyone’s life. The role of technology in business, industries, politics, sports, religion, society, health care, education, and every other aspect of our life is deepening beyond our imagination. The future is likely to be more tech-driven because of rapid strides in technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D Printing, machine learning, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things (IoT). Today’s children must learn and grow with the current trends so that they can emerge as masters of technology and not dependents of these technologies. A Grade 1 student of today may be competing for a job or working alongside Robots and Humanoids. 21K School aspires to prepare the students for this brave new world.

  • How many hours of live classes will the students be required to attend?

    Several factors, including the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), have helped us to determine the optimum number of live classes. As such, Nursery students have 60 minutes, Kindergarten Students have 90 minutes, and Primary Students have 3 hours of live classes. The above time includes classes, activities, meditation, daily assembly, assessment, and recess.

  • What is the purpose of the live classes?

    The purpose of live classes is to establish human contact, to teach concepts, conduct activities and to provide structure to the daily learning outcomes and expectation. Live classes also include assembly time, activity time and the regular teaching periods.

  • What if my child missed any of the live classes?

    In case Parents / Students are unable to attend the live classes, they can view the recorded classes from the Portal. The parents can also refer to the School Notice Board for updates on homework and activities.

  • How do I report leave of absence?

    You can apply for leave through the School Diary on the Portal. Teachers will mark the attendance on the School Portal daily. The information on participation and leave will only be visible to the concerned parents/students and not to other parents/students.

  • How can I speak to the Principal / Teachers?

    Parents have multiple ways to reach out to Principal / Teachers. Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) will be held on a one-to-one basis bi-monthly. In addition to this, Parents can contact the Teachers / Principal through online chat, email and calls (through prior appointment). We have defined appropriate levels of escalation to your requests.

  • How do I give feedback about teachers?

    We conduct regular feedback polls and surveys about the teachers and the teaching-learning experience. Additionally, Parents are welcome to communicate their concerns and suggestions using the communication tools like chat, email and calls (through prior appointment).

  • Will there be a PTM?

    Yes, Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) will be held on a one-to-one basis bi-monthly. Please refer to the School Calendar for the schedule.

  • What kind of computer system or device will I need at home?

    We recommend using a Home Desktop or a Laptop for online classes. If required, students can also attend the classes through the Mobile App on Android Phones and iPhone.&nbsp &nbsp Here are the recommended tech specifications.

    Windows Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit)
    Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 Recommended Hardware Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2 512MB of RAM / 2GB of RAM for the 64-bit version 200MB of hard drive space  
    Mac Operating Systems
    macOS 10.9 macOS 10.10 macOS 10.11 macOS 10.12 macOS 10.13 Recommended Hardware Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor 512 MB of RAM 200 MB hard drive space
    Android
    Android 4.1 or above devices. Minimum 50 MB internal storage. Minimum 384 MB of RAM. Display minimum 320 pixels high and 240 pixels wide.
    iOS
    iOS 10.3 and above. iPhone 5 And above devices. iPad 4th generation and above.

  • Do I need a printer at home?

    No, we do not recommend a Printer at home.

  • Who will correct worksheets or check the homework?

    Worksheets and Home Works can be scanned using mobile scanners and uploaded on Portal. However, Parents can also correct some worksheets with the help of model answer scripts.

  • Will I get a Progress Report Card?

    Yes, Parents will receive Progress Report Cards at the end of each term.

  • Will the 21K School celebrate festivals and other important days?

    We will be holding Special Assembly Sessions to educate and understand the significance of festivals and other important days. We would also share tips and ideas for celebration at home with family and friends.

  • Will the School conduct assembly or daily prayers?

    Yes, each day will begin with Assembly Session of about 10 minutes. During the assembly, students and teachers will hold universal prayers and set the tone for the rest of the day. We do not intend to subscribe or teach any religious doctrines in the Assembly or Sessions. The focus is on universal values of truth, love, understanding, compassion and peace.

  • Is there a uniform or dress code for live sessions?

    Students will not have School Uniforms. However, we expect the students to follow the dress code. Please click here to know the Dress Code.

  • Would students have access to each other’s contact details or personal information?

    As a policy, we do not provide access to other students/parents contact details and personal information. During the live classes, students/parents will be able to see the other student’s profile pictures only. The students/parents cannot change their profile picture and name. The profile, including the enrolment number, on the Portal, is similar to the School ID Card.

  • What if I share my user ID and password with someone else?

    The User ID is linked to an individual student, and other students cannot use the same account.

  • What is the Batch Size and Timings?

    We restrict the batch size to 20 students and two teachers in Pre-Primary and 40 students and two teachers in Primary. The teacher to student ratio is as per the standards followed in most Physical Schools. Please click here to see the Batch Timings.

  • Can I change the Batch?

    Students can change their Batch only once during a month and not more than three times during an academic year.

  • Is Saturday a working day for School?

    Saturday is a working day for students of Grades 1 to 5. On Saturdays, students will be engaged in activities and special classes.

  • Will the teachers give personal attention to my child?

    Indeed, this is the intent of 21K School. We personalise the education and academic learning experience of students to meet her requirements.

  • Enrolment

  • Is 21K open for students residing outside India?

    At the moment, we are enrolling students who are willing to pursue the National Curriculum Framework of India. Such students can be from any country.

  • Is the fee refundable?

    Parents pay the fee in advance as per the schedule, and unfortunately, we do not have a refund policy for the fee paid. Students / Parents can withdraw from 21K School in the middle of the academic year, without being liable to pay for the future fee instalments.

  • Is 21K School for me? How do I decide?

    21K School is for students who are from any one of the following categories and meets the essential requirements as mentioned below:

    Essential Requirements

    The students who enroll will require:

    • Presence of parent or a competent adult who can supervise the live classes and follow-up with the homework schedule.
    • Access to broadband (hi-speed internet)
    • A computer (Desktop or laptop) that meets the minimum specifications. Please click here for Technical Specifications.
    • A tablet or iPad is optional and not essential. At times, it can also replace the computer.
    • Comfortable table, chair, book storage space, and essential stationery.
    • Learning Kit (ordered online after enrolment and delivered at home by 21K)

  • I prefer to send my child to a physical school? How can 21K help?

    If you prefer to attend the physical school in your neighbourhood, 21K School can be a perfect supplement as tuition classes. The additional activities will further accelerate your child’s learning and development. Students can view recorded sessions and also benefit from a host of other capstone courses and electives.

  • Why is GST added to my fees?

    The present laws of India do not exempt education delivered online from GST. As such, GST applies to the fees paid by parents.

  • How can I pay the fees?

    All fees can be paid online on our website through net banking, credit card, debit cards and approved wallets. Depending on your bank, you can also avail EMI option at the time of fee payment. We do not accept cash, cheque or demand draft.

  • How can I enrol my child?

    Enrolment to 21K School is a simple process. Please click here to enrol your child. An enrolment fee of Rs. 250/- including GST is payable at the time of submission of the enrolment form.

  • I have twins. Do I need to enrol each child separately?

    Yes, each child must enrol into the 21K Program individually just as you would do in a physical school.

  • My child and her cousin are in the same class. Can they attend live classes together?

    Each child must enrol into 21K Program separately just as you would do in a physical school. Separate enrollments and profiles will help personalise the learning experience of each student. Logging in from their respective user ID and password is required to mark the attendance and also get the support. The live classes can be viewed together from a common system, but after logging in from their respective IDs.

  • In case I am not satisfied with the Program, how can I discontinue?

    Students / Parents can leave the 21K School at any point of the academic year, without being liable to pay for the future fee instalments. You can re-join the educational Program at any point of time in the future, subject to availability of seats in a Batch.

  • Can I enrol my child in the middle of the academic year?

    Yes, students can enrol at any point of time in the year subject to availability of the Batch.

  • Can I enrol only for some subjects?

    No, we do not have the option to enrol only for a particular subject(s).

  • What are the positive benefits of home-schooling through 21K?

    There are many benefits of home-schooling through 21K. Primarily, the key benefits are: Personalised learning. Every student learns and grows at her own pace to meet the overall academic goals. Anytime, anywhere learning. Learn at your convenient time from a location that inspires you. Go beyond the syllabus. We cover the benchmarks of the National Curriculum Framework and yet offer much more to meet the requirements of 21st-century skills. Data-driven. Our tech-enabled learning platform provides relevant and timely feedback so that the student never lags. Student-centred School At the heart of 21K School is the student’s learning, skills and well-being. Structured learning. We ensure that the students learn and grow in a structured and progressive way, even while they are at home.

  • Will I get admissions in a traditional school after one year of home-schooling?

    Current laws, including the Right to Education Act, requires schools to enrol students as per the age of the child, up to Grade 8. Schools cannot refuse admission to a home-schooled child. However, this is subject to availability of seats in the School.

  • Miscellaneous

  • What is home-schooling?

    Home-schooling or Home Education is a term used for students who undergo their schooling from home or a variety of other places other than a School. Parents, home tutor or online tutor usually delivers the education program to students. Home Schools are popular with parents who are not satisfied with neighbourhood schools, or desire to have greater control and involvement in the learning process of their children. Home-schooling offers significant advantages for students - it is flexible, offers a variety of learning experience, ensures greater engagement and personalised attention. However, the most considerable disadvantage is that it can be mostly unstructured. 21K School provides structure to home-schooling along with the other benefits that the system offers.

  • Are Online Schools the future?

    Online Schools, as a concept is not new. It has been in existence since the mid of 1990s and made significant advancement with the penetration of the internet around developed countries like USA, UK, Australia and others. Most of the States in the USA have a State-sponsored Online School operational. The Covid19 has accelerated the adoption of online schools across the world. 21K is the first online School of India. The number of Online Schools in India will increase in due course of time. Post-Covid, most schools would adopt blended learning or online schools. With more than 500 million 4G-users in India, quality school education through online Schools will become more accessible across the country. The high cost of physical school education and lack of quality teachers in India is another reason for the fast adoption of online schools.

  • What is Blended Learning?

    Blended learning is an approach to education that combines brick and mortar schools with online schools and learning. It makes use of teachers in a classroom context along with EdTech based solutions for online teaching, activities and resources. It does not offer all the benefits of an online School. However, it does provide some elements on student control over student time, pace, path and place.

  • What is Flipped Learning?

    Flipped learning is an instructional strategy where students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or undertake research at home while engaging in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a teacher. In a traditional classroom setting, student's learning is centred around the teacher, and the engagement of student is restricted to participating in teacher-led activities. In a flipped classroom, the teaching is student-centred, where the time in the school is used to explore topics in greater depth and create meaningful learning opportunities. At the same time, students are initially introduced to new topics outside of the classroom. In a flipped classroom, 'content delivery' may take a variety of forms driven by EdTech platforms like 21K School.

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