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VELA was established in 2019 to catalyze the community-driven innovation happening outside of the traditional K-12 education system.

Today, we are the nation’s leading network of entrepreneurs providing alternatives to traditional schooling.


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The VELA Founder Network is growing every day, with founders in all 50 states and three U.S. territories collectively building a vibrant educational ecosystem.

Diverse perspectives shape a richer educational experience. The VELA Founder Network is strengthened by the unique talents, motivations, and capabilities of our founders and the families they serve.

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VELA founders are independent operators who are eager to improve and learn from one another. They collaborate in-person and online to foster innovation, pool resources, share ideas, and inspire the next wave of founders.

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