Learning or education pods are organized by parents, either with parents themselves teaching, or hiring an instructor. They are based on a family’s needs, so might take place in a variety of places such as a home, community center or library meeting room.
Microschools are designed by a private organization within a specific network that arranges for a teacher to educate a small group of students for a cost. Class sizes are usually fewer than 15 students, with the schedules and curriculum tailored to fit the needs of each class. These schools can operate in public, private or charter schools, or completely separate.