General FAQs
Educator FAQs
Parent and Student FAQs

General FAQs

Q: How many lessons are in the SOAR® Social-Emotional Learning Skills curriculum?

There are 17 lessons. You can see detailed descriptions of each lesson here

Q: Is the SOAR® Curriculum research-based?

Yes. Our program is based on extensive research. Details available here.

Q: Is customer service and support available?

Yes. We are committed to providing friendly and efficient service and are happy to answer any of your questions. Just Contact Us!

Educator FAQs

Q: What do the curriculum licenses include?

A curriculum license includes:

    • Our popular, “done-for-you” Multimedia Teacher’s Guide
    • Student licenses for apps and/or workbooks
    • Online portal for grade-tracking
    • Additional resources and services are available; see more details about the SOAR® Learning & Soft Skills Curriculum in the SOAR Store.

Q: Is there a way that I can see what is included with the SOAR®  Social-Emotional Learning Skills Curriculum?

Yes! Simply click here and fill in your information on the right side of the screen; you will receive access to a free lesson, preview of the Teacher’s Guide, and a comprehensive guide to the skills/concepts taught in each lesson.

Q: Is SOAR® aligned to CASEL.org’s Core Competencies?

SOAR® Social-Emotional Learning Skills covers 100% of the CASEL SEL core competencies. For a complete guide, click here

Q: How long is a curriculum license valid?

A curriculum license is valid until June 30th of the following year (for example, licenses purchased on February 1, 2020, would be good through June 30, 2021).

Q: What other schools using this program?

SOAR® is in over 4,000 schools across the country and 35 countries, worldwide!
See a map of schools using SOAR across the USA.

Q: How much time is required to cover the SOAR® Social-Emotional Learning Skills Curriculum?

Every school has different needs and schedules, so this program was designed to be very flexible! Options include, but are not limited to:

    • Year-round class
    • Semester, quarter, or trimester class
    • Embedded into the curriculum of core classes
    • Before or after school programs
    • Tutoring programs
    • Independent study
    • For more information, see Schedule Options.

Q: What group(s) of students best benefit from social-emotional learning skills?

The better question is “Who CAN’T they benefit?!” 

The beauty of these skills is that they level the playing field for ALL students! Struggling or “at risk” students benefit from learning about their emotions and how to access their potential. Students who have traditionally done well in school learn how to manage their emotions more efficiently and dramatically reduce their stress.

Q: Can I use SOAR® in one class or does it have to be school-wide?

The choice is yours. SOAR® is developed to apply across content areas, so it works well as the basis for a school-wide system. However, the curriculum works very well to guide instruction for a specific class. 

Q: Is professional development required?

Not necessarily. The curriculum is very clearly organized, so teachers usually have no problem getting started.  We also provide teacher training videos with all curriculum packages. However, training/professional development is recommended when more than 2-3 teachers are implementing the program, and especially for a school-wide implementation. See our Training Options.

Q: Can I submit a purchase order?

Yes, we accept purchase orders from U.S. schools, only. You may fax or email your P.O. to us; see our Contact Us page for up-to-date contact information.

Q: Is support available?

Yes. We are committed to providing friendly and efficient service and are happy to answer any of your questions and assist with any technical issues. Simply Contact Us!

Q: After purchase, how do I get access to the curriculum?

Books arrive in approximately 5 business days.  Access to online curriculum for both teachers and students arrives via the same day your order is processed by SOAR.  The email will contain all necessary access codes along with simple instructions to get started immediately.

Q:  What if I have unused licenses at the end of the school year?

Unused licenses expire on June 30 of the year following your initial purchase.  There is no “rollover” of unused licenses. If you are unsure of the quantity of licenses needed, it is better to order a quantity that you know you’ll use, and add more licenses throughout the year if needed.  Additional licenses can be purchased in packs of 5.

Q:  Can a license be used by more than one student during a given school year?

No.  Once a license is assigned to a student, the license cannot be reset or transferred.  When a student activates a license, the app is recording that student’s progress and results that is unique to their experience.

Parent and Student FAQs

Q: What do you offer to help my child?

The entire SOAR® program is presented in an online app; this allows your child to learn and interact with the content independently.

Q:  Can my two children share an app license?

No, but we do offer a reduced “sibling rate” for additional children within your household.  Once you add an app into your cart, look for “You may be interested in…” and click on the “Additional Child License – Home Edition.”  This will give you the opportunity to add additional licenses for $29.99/ea.

Q: Do you have any locations near me?

To achieve the great benefits of SOAR®, most affordably, your child can get all of these skills from our online app. The app delivers all instruction and provides interactive assessments to monitor understanding. Other tutoring providers with physical locations, like Sylvan, Kumon, and Huntington, cost hundreds of dollars per month and typically focus on narrow content areas. We avoid the overhead and pass the savings on to you, and we guarantee our results.

Q: Is customer service available?

Yes. We are committed to providing friendly and efficient service and are happy to answer any of your questions. Just Contact Us!

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