Students
How do I start on the SKoolAide path of academic success?
It’s easy to start on the SKoolAide Path of Academic Performance. You can sign up thru your personal email or Facebook accounts.
How do I build a profile and what do I get out of it?
To build your profile is as easy as answering a series of questions that best describe what talents and skills you have and the types of things that spark your passions.
What you get out of taking the time to complete SKoolAide’s personal profile assessment is:
A. The opportunity to immediately start building up points that you can add to the ones you earn for staying on track in meeting your academic goals. You can then redeem them for special incentives and rewards for putting in the work.
B. The really cool thing you receive from taking the profile assessment is a much deeper understanding of how you’re wired and how those characteristics help shape your personal learning style. Also, you can begin to plan a clearer path for college or career decisions.
What do my profile results mean?
Your profile results (if you’ve answered the questions honestly) can help you identity where your  talents, strengths, and passions map to the RAISEC personality and career assessment model. RAISEC equals: REALISTIC, ARTISTIC, INVESTIGATIVE, SOCIAL, ENTERPRISING and CONVENTIONAL.
OK…That test was pretty cool. What comes next after I complete my profile assessment?
What comes next is configuring your personal dashboard. It contains a menu of six different options found under the My Stuff tab. Once there you'll find the following menu options: My Dashboard, My Profile, My Rewards, My Classes, My College Finder, and My Careers.
How do I use my dashboard?

Your Dashboard is a powerful, yet fun and easy to use interface that will help you set your goals, stay on track to hit them, and keep track of your points, badges and rewards.

A. Your Backpack is where you set your schedule for taking either your SAT or ACT tests as well as entering in your scores if you've already taken them. It’s also where you enter all of your coursework and class loads. And it’s where you set the target goals for the grades you’re going to work to achieve. Hitting those goals throughout the year sets you up to not only redeem the rewards that you and your advocates have agreed upon, but it also helps you build a digital track record of success.

B. My Classes is where you enter the classes you’re taking this semester or quarter. Ex: Select Category of Class (Science) and you type in the class title (Biology I). Then you assign a color for that class so that you can easily identify it on the calendar tool. Finally, you set the grade goal(s) you’re going to work to achieve at the end of the semester or quarter. This is where you have a real conversation with yourself (and hopefully your advocate) about your plans and commitment to achieve your best goals.

Remember…Getting A’s isn't the only measurement for excellence. Doing the ‘best you can’ also qualifies as a marker of success.

C. Your Grades are where you enter your final grades for the semester (quarter). You hit the marks you get the rewards!!

D. Your Calendar is where you where the fun (and work) happens. You keep track of all of your points and tasks here. After creating your classes you'll then access the calendar page and then drag and drop your color coded homework, projects, tests, and special assignments to their due dates. Every completed task or goals achieved brings you more points and badges until you’re able to redeem them.

E. Your Rewards is where you get the chance to post up and go shopping! As you set your goals (grades, tasks, projects, tests, etc) for both the semester and year, you and your parents (and/or your support team members) should discuss and agree upon the incentives and rewards you wish to receive for achieving them.  But like everything in the real world there’s a price to pay. It’s your BRAAAAIN!! Use it well and you can pull the prize !  Sit down with your primary advocate and select incentive options that can be found under their Rewards panel or choose your own and have them added to the list.

F. College Finder is where you can find and select the colleges that you’re interested in attending. We think you’ll find it a cool place to visit.

G. Career Finder: Remember that Profile Assessment you took?  Well here’s where you can put your answers to good use and where you can get an understanding of which college majors and/or career options might be good fits based on the results.  If you’ve forgotten your answers, simply go to your My Stuff menu and select My Profile.

 

Once you have your assessment results, go back to your My Stuff menu and select the Career option tab. This will open to the O*Net resource site.  Click on the RAISEC selection that matches your primary interest and learning style.  The next screen will provide you with a list of career options based on your selection.  The associated numbers (1-5) provides the level of skill and/or education that’s required for the job/career opportunities. 

 

You can also choose to add the other points of interest from  your assessment results (ex: AES or RIC) and see how well possible academic and/or career options match up with your results.  Hopefully this tool will help you to start thinking about your options and how you can begin to set goals and plan out a path of success.

 

F. Games: We’ve created a cool little feature area where you can gain points by correctly answering some fun trivia questions.  So test your brain and get closer to redeeming your rewards!

 
How do I get Rewards?
Easy to explain, but it’s up to you as to how hard or easy you make the process. You get rewards by setting and reaching your performance goals.  Once you meet and achieve your goals (grades, tasks, projects, tests, etc) for both the semester or  school year, your parent(s) and approved team members will redeem them from our Rewards Center.  Plus help build your points total by answering some fun and (Huh..hadn't thought about that...) questions.

The more committed you are to using SKoolAide to help you improve your academic performance, the faster and easier it is to build up your points to reach the number needed to redeem the rewards that you and your advocates have agreed upon.
Who can be added to my team of advocates?
Your first and primary team member will always be one of your parents. Another parent can become a team member or advocate, but the primary has approval authority. Other family members or friends of the family can become members of your support team, but they must first be approved by the parent that you have selected to be your primary advocate.
What’s My Voice?
My  Voice is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a place to share with both your friends and the SKoolAide crew as to the topics and things you want to talk about. In short…My Voice is a community.  It's YOUR community (No Parents Allowed).

My Voice is where you can create a topic and share your tips regarding prepping for tests or ask your peers for help for those areas of coursework that are proving to be challenging. It’s also where you’ll find great information on how to get scholarships, grants, career planning, and college majors you’re considering. It’s a place where you and your friends can talk about pretty anything that’s important to you. (Just Don’t Get Crazy!  We're here to rep the best that we can be.  Plus, we've got a red pen and aren't afraid to use it, alright?  wink)
BTW, it’s also where you tell us what you like and don’t like about SKoolAide…and where you can provide us with recommendations on things you’d like to see added. (Just understand that we already have a ton of upgrades we’re going to phase in over time). However, if your suggestions get enough up votes, and we agree on adding it to our suite of tools, then a pretty cool reward will be coming your way. – SKoolAide Team
Advocates
How do I start on the SKoolAide path of academic success?
It’s easy to start on the SKoolAide Path of Academic Performance. You can sign up through your personal email account, your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
How do I build a profile and what do I get out of it?
To build your profile is as easy as answering a series of questions that best describe what talents and skills you have and those things which excites your passions. What do you get out of it? We here at SKoolAide believe that if we ever stop learning (especially things about ourselves) then we’ve stopped growing. And who wants to do that? Taking the profile could lead you to discover things about yourself that confirms what you already know, or maybe give you a surprise or two. It’ll only cost you a few minutes of your time.
How does the SKoolAide reward process work?
The SKoolAide reward and incentive program is committed to helping establish positive dialogue, support, and collaboration between students and those family members (and approved friends) that are fully invested in helping the student achieve their academic goals as they put in the necessary work to accomplish them.

Using the SKoolAide platform, the student sets certain performance goals and desired rewards for achieving them during the school year. These goals are approved or rejected by the primary advocate either through personal conversations or SKoolAide’s message board. Different types and value of incentives are attached to a weighted scale of work effort required to fulfill the goals.

Click on the Rewards panel that’s located on the Advocate’s dashboard.  There you will find a menu of suggested incentive options that can be presented as rewards for the student.  Or you have the ability to add your own (or your student’s desired)  reward based on their work effort and meeting agreed upon goals.

What does it mean to be an Advocate?
An advocate is a family member (parent(s), grandparents, uncles, aunts, older siblings, etc) that are committed to support and encourage the student to improve their academic performance and plan and set goals for achieving college and/or career success.
Can my student approve anyone to be an advocate?
No. The primary advocate of each student is required to approve or reject any person that the student requests to be part of their team.
What’s My Voice?
My Voice is a place where the students using SKoolAide share with peers the topics and things they want to talk about. In short…My Voice is a community. Their community (No Parents Allowed)…but  don't worry...it's very much moderated and we keep a close eye on things. My Voice is where representing the positive is highlighted  and supported.

My Voice is where your student can create a topic and share their tips regarding prepping for tests or ask their peers or SKoolAide approved educators for help for those areas of coursework that are proving to be challenging. It’s also where they’ll find great information on how to get scholarships, grants, career planning, and best fit college majors.

 

SKoolAide guides and rewards your student's success.