Outschool is announcing a change to the approvals process for new ongoing classes, effective December 22, 2020. Our goal is to ensure a smoother, consistent approvals process for ongoing classes, while also ensuring that learners and families can make well-informed decisions about the content they choose to engage with.

What’s the change for new ongoing classes?

New ongoing classes are required to submit a minimum of four weeks of weekly session topics in order to be considered for approval. Session topics do not need to be lengthy - just a phrase or two describing that day’s topic is sufficient!

If your session topics will be learner directed, identical each week, or are ever-changing due to current events or happenings, you do not have to list a weekly breakdown. Please instead explain this clearly in your class description, and be sure to note any potential supplies or materials that would be necessary from week to week. That’s it!

Otherwise, your weekly breakdown should be listed as such:
⇢ Week of (Date): Topic/Theme 1
⇢ Week of (Date): Topic/Theme 2
⇢ Week of (Date): Topic/Theme 3
⇢ Week of (Date): Topic/Theme 4

If I have an existing ongoing class, do I need to do anything?

You are not required to make any changes to existing ongoing classes. However, to create the best experience for your learners and their parents, Outschool continues to recommend that you update your weekly breakdown each week. This will allow parents and learners to make an informed decision on what weeks they would like to attend.

As always, content on Outschool should align with our overarching class content policy. For more information on our ongoing class listing policy, please refer to our support article.