Asgardur School in the Cloud
Asgardur is an education consulting company established in Iceland in 2015. The founder, Kristrún Lind Birgisdóttir, aimed at implementing the best international practices and solutions into the Icelandic education system after returning home from Hong Kong, where she had been a school and kindergarten principal.
Today they offer a wide range of courses and support services to over 40 institutions, including school administrators, teachers, parents and students. Asgaradur collaborates also with municipalities, playing an important role in the education system in Iceland. After observing a growth of interest in homeschooling and the need of supporting students in this context, Asgardur opened a new concept in 2017 - School in the Clouds, the first and only fully online school in Iceland. School in the Clouds is dedicated to students who live remotely and have limited access to traditional education. They also offer support to students who are out of schools due to social disorders or difficulties and wish to come back. The school today has around 40 students, mostly in grades 8-10 for whom it creates quality learning processes and personalized learning paths using modern technology and teaching methods. They emphasize the power of collaboration between the student and parents and wish to develop a family tutoring path as part of their services. Their willingness to share best practices worldwide motivates them to access the partnership for high quality standards in homeschooling.