We are a elementary and middle virtual school, driven by a multidisciplinary team with more than 20 years of practical experience.

We are a virtual, bilingual, and distance learning Elementary and Middle School for girls, boys, and teenagers between 7 and 14 years old.

Through interactive classes and personalized learning experiences, we encourage students to develop academic, technological, and social-emotional skills and competencies relevant in the 21st century.

Distance Learning and Online Education

According to the World Economy Forum, by 2030, more than half of the current work activities will be automatized. Even with this information few schools have thought of innovating teaching-learning processes for students.

Online learning experiences and virtual education are today, more than ever, a great option to develop academic, technological, and personal skills in our children.

Elementary School

Grades: 2nd to 6th

In Elementary School, we have a complete dual immersion plan in English and Spanish with two options designed to meet the educational needs of each student.

Kinich Global
Schedule

Full time: 8:30 a 2:00 p.m. (CDT)

→  One academic block a day.

→  One block for integral development of each student.

→ A 45 min break between blocks.

Subjects

Local Pathway
Spanish, Mathematics, natural sciences, civic and ethical training, social-emotional learning.

Global Pathway

Historical Awareness, Civic Awareness, Reading Skills,

 

Written Expression, Oral Expression, Exploring the Earth and the Universe, Environmental Awareness, Exploring Energy and Matter. Inner Kore Heedfulness, Finance, Nutrition, Organik Additional subjects Art, Technology, Physical education, Alliances.
Kinich Ed
Schedule

Part-time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CDT)

→  One academic block a day.

→  Highly suggested for those students participating in an educational POD and/or who have a private tutor.

Subjects
Local Pathway Spanish, Mathematics, natural sciences, civic and ethical training, socio-emotional training.
Global Pathway Historical Awareness, Civic Awareness, Reading Skills, Written Expression, Oral Expression, Exploring the Earth and the Universe, Environmental Awareness, Exploring Energy and Matter.

Middle School

Grades: 7th to 9th

In Middle School, we have total dual immersion in English and Spanish, with additional access to clubs for the comprehensive development of each student

Kinich Global
Schedule

Full time:: 8:30 a 2:00p.m. (CDT)

→  Two academic blocks a day.

→ A break of 45 min. between blocks.

Subjects

In Spanish
Spanish, mathematics, geography, Civic and Ethical Education, and History.

In English
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Global Citizenship, English.

 

Inner Kore
Heedfulness, Finance, Nutrition, Organik.

Additional subjects
Art, Technology, Physical education, Alliances.

The Kinich education system is registered in Texas, USA, and in process of accreditation by COGNIA.  Cognia accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from

NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprising three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies in the US. Together, they have been accrediting national and international institutions for more than 125 years.

It includes content in Spanish and English for dual and bicultural immersion.

In each class, students learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Small groups

We have a reduced student-teacher ratio with maximum of 20 students per group. Small group instruction gives students more of the teacher’s focused attention and a chance to ask specific questions about what they learned.

Expert Academic Coaches

Our team of Teacher Coaches is fully qualified and highly experienced to guide the learning of every student. They are experts in distance learning and online education to design meaningful learning experiences.

Face-to-face virtual sessions

Our lessons are live and fully interactive: students can hear and see the Academic Coach, actively participate, share their knowledge and work collaboratively.

Also we incorporated individual offline sessions to continue learning.

Flexibility

We offer two school modalities for Elementary School

Kinich Global: academic content, personal development, comprehensive, artistic, and technological education.

Kinich Ed – Academic content only – Ideal for students who are part of a Learning Pod.

Social-emotional Skills

Starting from the personal attributes to generate a social impact, we work on the development of soft skills such as

  • autonomy, and self-awareness
  • self-efficacy and growth mindsets
  • self-management
  • social awareness and relationship skills
  • intercultural understanding and responsible decision making.

Our Technology

We use iPads as a supportive educational tool, which promotes technology and digital skills.

The iPad is managed by the academic coaches, which ensures a safe environment for our students.

Our “Knotion” Platform

Our platform allows access to school lessons, academic resources, videos, and interactive activities which are designed to motivate students curiosity.

The AI platform allows coaches and parents to monitor the progress and performance of each student in a personalized way.

Community and Partnerships

Our proposal goes beyond a virtual school at home; we have access to experts from a wide range of organizations to complement students learning.

We hold virtual interaction sessions to promote social skills and create bonds in the community.

Supporting each family

We support the grow of each family through workshops, sessions with experts, and conversations among parents and primary caregivers.

How we teach...

At Kinich School, students collaborate with  Academic Coaches to take ownership of their opportunities for meaningful learning.

Students learn and interact with classmates from all around the world. They work as a team, take online classes, and develop impact projects related to solve global problems.

IMPACT MODEL

Identifying

Students are involved in inquiry activities and engagement techniques to create relevance and excitement to learn. We support student collaboration to build-up appropriate skills. Students reflect on their choices as a way to increase their agency as learners.

Mapping

It is a process to highlight the knowledge, skills, and big ideas that students should get from a lesson, or unit. This step allows the student to keep focused on what is essential, offers a zoomed-out view of their learning, and shows the relationship between components of their building knowledge.

Prototyping

Students use prototyping tools and processes to gather feedback, test understanding of concepts, and develop skills and proficiency to design innovative solutions and test new ideas.

Acting

The students learn about implementing school knowledge in actions and plans in a different context. This approach allows them to analyze possible solutions for local and global problems.

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Challenges: Interdisciplinary knowledge with a project-based approach to best serve the unique needs interacting with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Interdisciplinary learning sessions per challenge.

Sessions on Social-emotional Skills Development,  Mindfulness, Finance, Organik, and Nutrition and Health.