I've been working with Blueprint Education for the past two years as an advisor on social media and as a member of the Board of Directors. This year, as Chairman, I'm so proud of the work this team has focused on. The impact of this organization is tangible in the community and especially in the lives of the kids who are enrolled. The staff and volunteers are wonderful, hard working people who are truly living the mission of this organization to bring quality, alternative education options to kids who really need it. I wish continued success to this team and the kids who really carry the message forward.
My son was short four credits for his high school graduation. All through school, he was always focused on the military. He was always training, school was not his priority. We knew the first chance he would have to complete these classes would be when he arrived at his duty station in Hawaii. When I called Blueprint Education for the first time I spoke to Joan Gatto. Joan immediately became my 'go to' person. First, Joan recommended he only complete two of the four classes. The two classes proved to be quite a handful with the long distance, the time difference, the test proctor on base and his demanding training schedule. Joan was a great support system. She was able to resolve every situation that came up. Whether it was the fax not going through with his assignments half hour before he was leaving for a six week training mission or his not being able to get to the testing center for a week or two at a time, Joan had the solution everytime. Joan and the staff at Blueprint Education are absolutely remarkable. When my son was ready, our support system was right there ready to help. My son finished his last two classes after returning from Iraq and recovering from his injuries. I would highly recommend Blueprint Education and the staff to everyone.
Red762- Your son definitely had the drive and determination to go after his dreams and to make sure that he completed his high school diploma. Hats off to him for that!! We hope that he is doing better and we know how proud you must be of him...we certainly are!!!
I love Blueprint Education!! Blueprint helped me help my children get a wonderful year of education. They were always available to assist me in whatever I needed to getting materials to me in a timely fashion, faxing information, answering many questions from a simply hello to many pages of information. I cannot rave enough about Blueprint Education. We would have continued with them but did find the distance a hardship but Blueprint will bend over backwards to assist you in anyway possible. I wanted to use them again this year but higher ups voted me down. I worked very closely with several staff members and never did I feel that I was bother to the MANY questions I had, they made me feel like FAMILY and that was a comfort that I hold dear to me. Thank you Blueprint for one of the best years of my life!!
ohmystars- Thank you for the very kind words. It's rewarding to know that we can make such a positive impact in today's world. We really do enjoy helping especially when it comes to giving students options they never thought possible. We also agree with the print-based materials and transit time. We will continue to think outside the box for new ways to eliminate that barrier altogether. Thanks again for your time.
My learning challenged son was a student at BPE during his high school years. He had been in two prior schools and was failing due to the setting and his challenges with focus. We tried tutoring, homeschooling, charter school and counceling! Finally we found BPE! He was able to pass several courses and increase his self esteem. The staff, especially Joan Gatto, are phenominal. She took a personal interest in my son and helped him succeed in life. He is now 21 and doing great! I highly recommend BPE!! Lawannah Curry RN
whiteflower6coxnet- Hi Lawannah- We were very excited and honored to have been a small part of your son's academic years. It was very heartfelt to see him really find success in his way and everyone is better as a result of meeting him. We wish you and him all the best and please keep in touch and let us know how everything is going.
Over the last 4 years I've had the opportunity to see the "heart" of Blueprint Education. The team at Blueprint truly care about the students and go the extra mile to help students achieve success. The staff follows the mantra that "all students are capable of success...no excuses". One of my favorite events every year is the Renaissance awards ceremony where students are recognized for overcoming obstacles as they chase their dreams. Many of the students personally thank their Blueprint teacher and tell us that it was that teacher's belief in them that made the difference.
steve-gilbert I agree that the culmination of the student awards ceremony really helps to reinforce what our staff have been working towards during the year and that these students are able to be recognized for their hard work and effort in changing their lives for the better.
I struggled all through high school. I tried public and charter schools but still wasnt getting the grades i needed. I was skeptical of trying online school at first but Blueprint made it really easy for me. I worked at my own pace which made it cool as well as other things like videos with the lessons. Overall a good experience the staff really took an interest to help me too! If you are looking for a online school Blueprint Education would be a safe bet!
Chadddlcurry- We were so glad to have helped you out during this time. We know how difficult it has been for you and we are proud of your accomplishments to date...and we also know there will be many more to come! Take care.
From a High School guidance counselor's perspective, I would like to say that Blueprint Education is one of the best online schools that I have worked with. I continually refer students for credit retrieval. It is a very comforting feeling, knowing that the students and their families are always taken care of and the schools are kept informed of the students' progress.
sarojnie1- Thank you for the kind words. We've been incredibly fortunate to work with such professional high school guidance counselors like yourself. It really makes our process easier and more rewarding. We hope to continue building upon our relationship with you and yes, we also want to push the envelope in not only Math but all of our courses for students! Thanks again.
Two of my children took classes thru Blueprint Education. My son took classes to be able to graduate a year early so he could go to Northern Arizona University. My daughter took classes to catch up on credits so she would be on track going into her sophomore year. My daughter also took the free online drivers education class.
the-frenchs Now that's definitely a family affair! We are glad we could help!
Blueprint Education was the complete answer to my sons additional on line educational needs. My son Billy from early on was quite driven with huge and often unrealistic goals of what he thought he would need to accomplish to get recognition and acceptance into the high profile colleges across the U.S. He often overloaded his schedules with the stress of the workload. The Folks at Blueprint worked with Billy over the course of a few years and made it comfortable and easy for him to complete the classes. The friendly pick up the phone service for any extra or all questions made it very easy to continue to enroll in additional classes. The staff is very easy to work with and very understanding and at times became mild therapy for me as I was experiencing and supporting my son through his college preparation process. The classes were flexible and affordable and my son most importantly felt comfortable and support always from the organization. I would highly recommend to all students.
garlicbread1- It's such a great feeling to read these reviews about how we've played a neat part in your child's life. It really is just another day in which we field calls and try to help students and their families work on solutions to these academic needs. Our work ethic and ability to help stems from the willingness and support that you as parents are there to do...without you our tasks are much more difficult to manage. Working together multiplies the effort! Thank you!
My son wanted to graduate from high school, but he was struggling in math. Although I had been a lawyer for more than 30 years, math was never my strong suit, so I was unable to help him. One of the school counselors suggested we try Blueprint Education. We could not have been more pleased. The staff and tutors at Blueprint were sensational. They cared about my son, and did everything they could to help him learn the subject. From the beginning, it was clear to me that all they wanted was for him to succeed. And with their help, he did. He is now a sophomore in college. Thank you Bllueprint, and keep up the good work!
geoffs-dad Let me be the first to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Geoff!Â He really inspired us and reinforced our mission of why we do what we do.Â He was always willing to dig his heels in and complete what was given and learned alot in the process.Â We can’t be more proud of his accomplishments and we know that the future is extremely bright for him!Â Thanks again for making our job easy.Â Also we need to do a much better job at creating better awareness for our programs and services to help more students!Â You’ve just helped move us one step closer to that :)
As the Director of a transition program for young adults, I often enroll kids who have not competed high school. Through Blueprint, they not only earn a diploma, but it fits in to our schedule at a much accelerated pace.
We absolutely are with you when it comes to more advanced level courses for students! We have our long term plans in the works for that development but since we are developing these courses in-house with a limited staff, our timeline is going to take longer than we’d like but we hope to come up with some very challenging and rigorous curriculum to help raise the level for all students! Thank you for your input.
At the age of 14 my daughter was signed to Sony ATV as a singer/songwriter. While this is a wonderful opportunity the obstacles of making sure my daughter had a good education were staggering until we heard about Blueprint Education from a professional tutoring company. After checking their credentials and background we entered the 'independent schooling' process with great trepidation. After testing the waters with some core educational classes we were so pleased with the structure and organization of Blueprint that we felt comfortable allowing my daughter to withdraw from high school and move to Los Angeles. Over the course of the next three years my daughter matriculated through the various levels of education with Blueprint Education at varying rates dependent upon her writing and performing schedule with Sony. We were in constant communication with Blueprint Education at every phase of my daughters education and the staff were always available for consultation and planning towards the final objective of high school graduation. While my daughter was in her 17th year she obtained enough credits to graduate from Blueprint Education high school while at the same time writing and co-writing several songs that have been played on the radio and performed worldwide. Blueprint Education allowed my daughter to pursue her dreams while pursuing a top notch quality education that is evident in her writing skills. Thank you Blueprint Education for your significant contribution to my daughters life.
Agaveck- I certainly speak for everyone here at Blueprint when I say that we’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your daughter’s growth and success during this time. We know that her motivation, talent, and intelligence will continue to open more doors of opportunity and we can’t wait to hear more wonderful things about her in the now and throughout her career.
rookeyfamily- We absolutely are with you when it comes to more advanced level courses for students! We have our long term plans in the works for that development but since we are developing these courses in-house with a limited staff, our timeline is going to take longer than we'd like but we hope to come up with some very challenging and rigorous curriculum to help raise the level for all students! Thank you for your input.
Let me be the first to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Geoff!Â He really inspired us and reinforced our mission of why we do what we do.Â He was always willing to dig his heels in and complete what was given and learned alot in the process.Â We can’t be more proud of his accomplishments and we know that the future is extremely bright for him!Â Thanks again for making our job easy. Also we need to do a much better job at creating better awareness for our programs and services to help more students! You've just helped move us one step closer to that :)
As the academic advisor of a small transitional study center, I have used Blueprint's services to help several young adults complete their high school diploma. The staff has always gone the extra mile with serving our needs. I plan to continue to use their services for the foreseeable future.
Hi Si- Thank you for the comments. We certainly agree that the delivery and return for printed lessons has a way to go when it comes to increasing efficiency and time spent out of hands. That is something we continue to brainstorm ideas on. The faxing option does speed up the delivery time but depending on the type of writing, it doesn't always fax well so we're still looking at other more efficient ways of doing this. We also agree that many states now are providing their own tuition free options for students which we think is great. It means that the demand continues for these types of non-traditional options for students. Some states have restrictions on the who, when, and where which may still leave some students needing to use a private tuition route. If that's the case, they are able to utilize our services without those restrictions. Again thank you for sharing your thoughts. We greatly appreciate it!
Agaveck- I certainly speak for everyone here at Blueprint when I say that we've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your daughter's growth and success during this time. We know that her motivation, talent, and intelligence will continue to open more doors of opportunity and we can't wait to hear more wonderful things about her in the now and throughout her career.