Try out something you're interested in without the cost or commitment of college.
Don't wade through a sea of lectures and textbooks or drown in student loan debt.
We created Gap Year Academy because we understand that to learn about yourself and your place in the world, you might want to try out a few things first. With our online courses, you can take a deep dive into something that interests you with the help of expert mentors and other students who are interested in the same thing. Thinking about being a doctor? A programmer? A writer? A cyber security expert? Try it out without the commitment that college requires.
Successful completion of Cyber Security, Software Development, or Data Analytics will lead to immediate employment.
Led by Professor Roger Schank, our team of professionals has extensive experience developing story-centered curricula with meaningful goals that encourage students to explore their own interests with guidance from skilled mentors.
Professor Roger Schank is one of the world's leading visionaries in artificial intelligence, learning theory, cognitive science, and the building of virtual learning environments. He was the Founder of the renowned Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, where he is John P. Evans Professor Emeritus in Computer Science, Education and Psychology. He was Professor of computer science and psychology at Yale University and Director of the Yale Artificial Intelligence Project. He is the author of more than 20 books on learning, language, artificial intelligence, education, memory, reading, e-learning, and storytelling.
Our courses are entirely online, but they are not like any online courses you have ever seen. You will not be watching boring video lectures and taking tests; you will learn by doing with the help of knowledgeable mentors who are always available to provide advice and feedback on your work.