No Aarohi is NOT a school.
It is not registered with government education dept or any educational body (CBSE or ISCE etc).
Aarohi is NOT affiliated to any educational board.
Aarohi is an alternative education space or learning center which allows children to pursue what they want to learn, when they want to learn, how much they want to learn and at what pace they want to learn.
Aarohi is a learning center where children come as “open” candidates.
Aarohi does not purport itself to offer formal education. It is rather a space for children to come together and learn – with varied resources, all aged peers and sensitive facilitators and guides.
So each child is technically being “home schooled” and is coming to aarohi to further their learning.
Aarohi proposes to offer a learning alternative to the formal education. It offers options in terms of curriculum and syllabus. Hence, to keep itself “open” it is not affiliated to any educational board. This gives children and parents complete educational freedom. Since we want to be similar to unschooling we have purposefully not formed Aarohi on the lines of a formal school.
Home schooling as we understand RTE is acceptable under RTE act.
We have reasons to believe that government will allow home schoolers and other open candidates to use open schooling options and let alternate education system flourish.
Education Minister has said to press that RTE is accepting of parents who can afford home education or home schooling.
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However if at some stage it is imperative for the parents to admit their schools in a registered school and the government is not accepting parents using a combination of home schooling and alternative learning centers like Aaorhi – Aarohi will take adequate measures to get due affiliations. At such a juncture will ensure that whatever statutory requirements are complied with.
This is a promise we are making to all parents. However till such time we can function as a completely autonomous body with open options to all children – we will prefer to continue to operate in this fashion. This is in line with the open spirit of Aarohi.
irst examination at 10th std level is already made optional by boards like CBSE. Hence, 10th exam is not an important exam – unless you want child to attend per-university (PU) college. Otherwise the child can continue to do 11 and 12th as open candidate. In any case the child can give 10th standard exam as an open candidate with
Similarly the child can choose any of the above two for the 12th std or equivalent exam- specially when seeking admission into any college.