THE PROBLEM: THE COVID SITUATION FOR STUDENTS
COVID situation has altered the course of a student’s “Life Experience” for the worse!
Fear, uncertainty, insecurity, lack of interaction, lack of meaning in life, self-doubt, having no purpose, low self-esteem … the list goes on.
The Computer/Laptop is the “only” Portal to the world of experience now, with hardly any human-to-human interaction. The virtual world has a lot of information ( and misinformation ) to access, but it is isolating. Altus School changes that. You can rise higher than who you are through other peoples lives.
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DURING TOUGH TIMES – GO BACK TO BASICS!
Understand that the times have changed. There are boundaries everywhere. The mind and the heart cannot accept the circumstances. The “rules” of the equation has changed. If you change the right side, the left side changes automatically.
One needs to go back, self reflect on what made you happy? What made you motivated? What inspired you? The answer is simple. Scroll down!
INSPIRE YOURSELF THROUGH PEOPLE. RELATE. CONNECT!
The best way of learning to inspire oneself is to connect with stories of the journeys of successful people when they were nothing.
Ask questions. Debate ideas. Participate. Communicate. Build relationships with stalwarts in the industry. Only people will help people in need!
The discussion needs to be worthwhile. No Politics. No Race or Religion. No Gender. Just be Human.
Rise up. Make a difference in the world. Rise Higher!
we got interested in "things" - instead of people! YES, we did!
As we grow up, we leave attachments and gain new ones. It’s part of growing up. Parents became busy; the stories made no meaning anymore. We started to gain new friends, new teachers, new stories, new everything. Studies, grades, SAT/ACT, student debt, soccer became the focus. What we lost was OURSELVES!
The “I” inside us…became smaller! We forgot to reflect on ourselves and the world inside. We started running the race, because everyone is running it.
everything in life you give meaning to has a strong why!
Sit down for 10 minutes and ask yourself – “What made you who you are today?”
What life incident changed your perspective? What do you care about? Why do you care about it? What do you want to be? Why?
You will observe – it is always a story, an incident, a certain life experience that inspires and motivates you to be where you are today.
You are the product of YOUR OWN LIFE EXPERIENCE!
the prison of the rich and famous?
harvard study for 75 years has the key!
altus school is a fire side chatExperience, Discuss, Be Your Authentic Self
Build a purpose. Self Reflect. Find Happiness. Find Success.
From The Founder
"The world is changing rapidly. The old rules don't apply. Social isolation has numbed an entire generation of students who hardly have the life experience to learn and share, thus have nearly no purpose, and cannot give life a meaning.
We need to get back to basics during a crisis and mentor students on webcon what they cannot learn at home or school.
A Platform like Altus School, where leaders in the industry share their life experience, lessons learned, and their life journey with students is long due".
- Subhashish Acharya(Subs)
Our Mission and Vision
Our clear MISSION for the next 10 years is to build a “live” mentorship platform to inspire, uplift, and empower students to take action, find meaning in life through the experience of successful people, and gain experiential knowledge to navigate and adapt during times of change. WE MUST!
Our VISION is to build 1000 student leaders, who go on to make a huge difference in communities and consequently in the lives of others and the whole world. It is our responsibility to help them pivot into Top Schools, be aligned with the industry, be professionally networked, financially savvy, and build entrepreneurial ventures that make the world a better place.
Please check Altus Education ( www.altus.education ) to apply for the program!
participation and process
ALTUS finds the speaker and the topic. We choose the Date/Time (8 PM EST)
WE promote it in various Facebook groups that have parents, high school students etc.
Parents, Students and Teachers check the posts and forward it to students or calendar it with the Zoom link and ID information
Students join the call, listen, interact, debate, discuss…have fun! We repeat the process!
Vishal Bora : Executive Vice President: Personiv
Vishal runs one of the biggest Call-Centers in India. 15 years back Vishal was in a hospital bed not knowing where life would take him. A journey from the unknown to make a difference in the lives of 3,000 employees.
Lance Morgan : CEO - College Funding Secrets
Lance runs an unconventional company that helps parents and students graduate with no student debt. He will explain his own personal journey of sending 5 children to school! It will inspire you to be financially savvy.
Eric Soper: CEO - Pediatric Dental Center, KY.
Eric is an accomplished dentist owning over 4 large clinics and a graduate of Harvard Business School PLD. He is also an accomplished investor with brilliant ideas.
It didn't start great, but he triumphed. How?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Please check the FAQ sections to understand us a little better. We keep things simple. This is a human impact model by a group of people who believe they can make a BIG difference. We don’t know what to expect as no one has built a platform to help students like this, and if this model works. We will at least give it a shot if Parents and Students can cooperate. We are motivated by helping individuals than trying to change the world! The story below is our guideline.
Does the word "Altus" have a meaning?
Yes! It absolutely does. Altus in Latin means “to rise higher” to “elevate oneself”. The word altitude also derives from the word “Altus.” We stand for rising higher during COVID. That’s our motto and vision.
Cost of Participation
There is NO cost to participants. It is a choice for parents and students. We personally believe that in the end, only a handful will be interested because it will take discipline and leadership to stick around.
Standards & Ethics
We maintain absolutely high standards and ethics on these engagement calls. Bad behavior, disturbing people, and making bad remarks/opinions are NOT tolerated.
Can Parents & Teachers attend?
Please do! Yes, parents and teachers are welcome and we appreciate their participation. As long people do not violate standards and ethics, we are good. Remember Standards and Ethics cover everyone.
Politics, Race, Gender discussions
We keep these elements out of this platform. Period! We focus on human elements and leadership only. Everyone is equal, every opinion is equal but sensitive topics like those are NOT to be discussed on this platform. Thanks for understanding!
What is Project Starfish?
Project Starfish ( www.pstarfish.org ) is a unique 501C(3) Non Profit that solves unemployment challenges for the blind and those with disabilities. We have expanded the charter to create an education platform to spread skills, future work, and help people during COVID times, so we create impact. Altus School is a part of Project Starfish focusing on education.
What is Altus Education?
Altus Education ( www.altus.education ) is
“A futuristic, industry-focused, world-class, Student Leadership Program for select ambitious High Schoolers to pivot into the Top Colleges, be the entrepreneurs and problem solvers of a post COVID world and be financially free.”
Altus Education Vs Altus School
Our News & Announcements
The following is a list of announcements and blogs in store for students and parents to navigate the chasm of the COVID 19 challenges. The below section is under development. Please ignore for now.
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This is a professional place, and we expect decency, decorum, and professionalism. No political, race, religion, vendetta, profanity etc is allowed. We are very strict about that.