Quad Learning, Inc. was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating more affordable pathways for students to earn their Bachelor’s degree. Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup that collaborates with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver American Honors, a competitive 2-year honors program designed for high ability students who plan to complete the remainder of their Bachelor’s degree at a top-tier college or university.
Quad Learning provides a number of critical services for its network in the development of American Honors:
We ensure students are properly supported throughout their time at American Honors with personalized advising and support systems. Our advisors specialize in course planning, career exploration, four-year transfers, and financial aid.
We provide a simple, integrated, and powerful learning platform through which courses are developed and delivered. Classes are conducted seminar-style through a state-of-the-art virtual classroom, where each student has his or her own live video tile on the screen.
We pair carefully chosen professors with leading instructional designers to develop courses that are academically rigorous, rich in writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving, and that draw on the best available multimedia, tools, and technology—such as the ability to easily self-record video lecture modules.
Recognizing that skilled faculty are the single most important factor in the quality of a student’s college education, Quad Learning seeks to foster a community of educators at each of its network institutions, supporting faculty with training, advisors, and resources.
American Honors is a selective program, designed for students of high motivation and ability. Quad learning helps the community colleges in its network go beyond their existing channels to specifically recruit high performing students, particularly those who have been overlooked by or priced out of selective 4-year institutions.
Quad learning assists the community colleges in its network in implementing selective admissions, including the development of the application and holistic application review focused on both academics and non-cognitive traits like “grit.”
Quad learning invests heavily behind the development of each program, bringing a suite of specialized capabilities, financing, and the leadership and networks of some of the foremost educational thought leaders in the country.
Quad Learning is transforming the space of higher education through the American Honors program. Current collaborations include—
- Community Colleges of Spokane (Washington)
- Ivy Tech Community College – Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Lafayette (Indiana)
- Mercer County Community College (New Jersey)
- Union County College (New Jersey)
If you are an administrator or faculty member at a community college and are interested in learning more about collaborating with Quad Learning, please contact email@example.com, attn: Lauren Comber.