The LTS Model drives the pedagogy behind all curricula at each level. LTS provides a system of human development based in portfolio, driven by our K-Market curriculums. 

The student’s entire educational journey is experienced as a learning model for life, starting at the beginning of a throughline that remains with them into market-entry. Learn to Start has been designed to work  in parallel with any school’s academic programming.

Anastasia Hall

Director of Education

“LTS gives students the space and time to discover their interests, find school relevant, and become independent and in control of their lives. Then through that agency we empower students with the essential skills that ensure they are prepared to enter very unpredictable markets that are now demanding a very different human being than the one education is currently developing.”

Curricula Reimagined

A Formative Development System

Our curricula focuses on differentiated instruction so each student is treated as an individual with their own strengths, interests, and ambitions.  Each student emerges from each level of the LTS program with a portfolio that communicates their individual value and story through the skills and traits they develop over time.

Time for Change

Traditional education is in need of sustainable change

We bring education solutions that begin to remove very real barriers that currently exist inside a heavily scaled and institutionalized system.

This is a system that currently causes rigid conformity between students, teachers, school leaders, and parents that is too often detached from the realities of the markets.

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    Arbitrary Standards
    Traditional measurements are disconnected from real-world accomplishments
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    Siloed Subjects
    Subjects and levels are separate entities rather than an interconnected experience.
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    Impersonal Outcomes
    Mastery of a subject is unrelated to personal intention or ambition.
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    A-F Grading System
    Students learn to fear failure rather than embrace the essential learning that comes from experiencing it.
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    Absence of Mentorship
    Teachers teach knowledge rather than guide skill development.
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    Lack of Adaptability
    Education is unresponsive to industry standards and demands.

Instructor Development

A New Approach to Professional Development

Market-Based Training and Support for Instructors and Administrators

Discover how LTS curriculums offer teachers a powerful platform for rebuilding engaging and relevant classrooms

Understanding Student Archetypes

The Learn to Start program meets the needs of all students because no matter their individual interests, they can pursue their development inside of them and set a clear path for their future after high school.

We have separated the student body into three archetypes, each having equal value in their experience in LTS.

Highly Academic

This is the smallest group of students who want to pursue rigorous academic programs like AP and IB. These students are the most prepared for college, but lack preparation for unpredictable markets where they are not told what to do.


This is the other smaller group of students who do not find relevance in their classes, have higher rates of lateness and absences. These students need to have classrooms that reflect their interests where they are not graded.


This is the largest group of students who are academically inclined in some classes, but not overall and get the least amount of attention paid to them. They need to be seen as individuals with unique value.

Who We Serve

Learn to Start is a K-Market™ Solution Serving a Student’s Entire Journey of Development to Market Entry.

Private Schools


Public Schools


Learning Academies


Higher Education

Pre & Post Grad

Learn to Start K-Market Curriculums

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K-Market Curriculums

LTS Lower School

An Embedded Pedagogy developing the Who Am I.

Learn to Start is designed to begin at the beginning. We introduce the embedded technology and curriculum guide as a pilot program in kindergarten to enhance the school’s lesson plans by consistently connecting them to the LTS model of development.

LTS Middle School

A 6-8th grade program developing foundational skills and mindset around the 3 questions using community based problem-solving.

A seamless throughline from LS and towards HS, our MS curriculum and platform experience focuses on community-based projects that empower students to take action in a collaborative team experience and continue iterating on their market-ready portfolios. Students engage in the foundational skill development which will lead them to the process of earning the Learn to Start Market-Ready™ Certifications in High School.

LTS High School

A secondary program developing and certifying the complete market-ready student capable of identifying specific pathways.

Using the same seamless throughline driven by portfolio, Learn to Start students now set their focus towards real market-entry based in the 20 demanded market skills inside their Market-Ready™ Certifications. Students will have up to four years to prepare for certification. Offered as an elective or mandatory program as a school-within-a-school or virtual school solution.

LTS Academy

Students work towards Market-Ready certification by leveraging the authentic journey of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Using a more autonomous version of our Learn to Start technology platform, students become lifelong learners developing market-readiness by aligning their passions and interests into the meaningful creation of value propositions that they believe matter as they look out to who they want to be in the world.

The Learn to Start model starts with the four environments of story, failure, relationship, and mentorship. Story is your ability to tap into and communicate who you are and your ability to connect with the stories of others. Failure is your ability to take risks, experience failure, and embrace the learning experience of that failure. Relationship is your ability to collaborate and connect with others via empathy. Mentorship is your ability to seek out guidance from trusted individuals who have experienced things you have yet to experience. 

Students continue to live in the LTS Model environments of Story, Failure, Relationship and Mentorship. Story is communicated through their portfolios. Failure is embraced as they test hypotheses by collecting evidence. Relationships are strengthened through the process of peer feedback. Mentorship is brought outside of the classroom by engaging with local industry partners.

In middle school, the LTS Model now expands to include the Assessment of Core Skills, and the LEARN and DEVELOP Stages.  

Students take action based on the LTS Model by living in the environments of Story, Failure, Relationship, and Mentorship. They build agency and alignment as they develop their skills and build portfolio solutions and content throughout their work inside of all model stages. As students develop their solutions, they learn how to fail forward using the test metrics of sustainability, efficiency, and profitability. They START by entering the market.

Students now take action based on the LTS Model by moving into the markets they are aligned to serve.  Using their environments of Story, Failure, Relationship, and Mentorship these market-ready human beings leverage their power of agency as they advance their skills and portfolios into the markets. They now move forward as life-long learners armed with the power of the Learn to Start model as their constant guidance system to live out lives of alignment, performance and competitiveness.

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