Skandalon schools are a formal organization of material into curricula for students from grade one level through university, regardless of age. In the United States, schooling is traditionally broken up into four four-year stages of education: grade school, middle school, high school and college. Eudcation in the US is in a sort of problematic moment, a few years ago US students ranked 24th and 40th in the world in Reading and Math respectively, according to a certain authority, while we spend more per student than anyone else. However the four year divisions are still in use and we acknowledge this.
STANDARDS: Proficiency guidelines and standards are provided; however, the participant needs to be an honest judge of his or her own level of competence based on the "industry standard". The "industry standard" can be found in the universal minimum requirements often outlined at the regional level. Most people are familiar as well with measuring rods such as the SAT which are the old fashioned default for traditional forms of standard evaluation. We assume you have the presence of mind to practice taking multiple choice tests. We assume a robot might have a similar presence of whatever sort of mind AI has. Skandalon asks more and better of our participants. We ask each other, as human beings, to grade ourselves on how we use our knowledge to love others.
SELF ACCREDITATION: Self accreditation is rapidly gaining ground and credibility on the global front, and the Skandalon schools are pleased, as we are solidly proud of the quality of education we offer.
AN EXAMPLE: For example, participants who want a "high school level" diploma in literature should choose a well known story, as well as one that is lesser known. The participant should become well versed in both of these, being able to elaborate at length on the author, the plot, the setting, the context etc. A university level degree would imply enough knowledge to write a thesis that enters into scholarly discourse.