Welcome to Learning Made Fun

OptimaEd and Step Up for Students have partnered together to bring scholars a unique learning experience in the Metaverse world – merging community connection and virtual learning together. Through OptimaEd’s unique learning environment, Step Up for Students Family Empowerment Scholarship-UA recipients can attend virtual reality field trips, lessons and explorations.

Limitless Learning Opportunities

Travel back in time to Independence Hall in Philadelphia to learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Discover the magic of space and the first moon landing from a spaceship’s launch pad. With OptimaEd’s online virtual field trips, learning is not limited or bound by where your scholar can travel by bus or air. OptimaEd has ‘hacked’ time and space—harnessing the power of virtual reality to make previously impossible learning opportunities just a few clicks away. Our virtual explorations provide powerful ways of engaging students on a whole new level while providing learning experiences that help students see the relevance of what they care studying. They can better appreciate their importance first hand by traveling to times and places where key human events occurred, or advances were discovered.

Getting Started

Our program offers unlimited monthly access to our on-demand science, history and career readiness expeditions. Using your scholarship, you can purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription to our on-demand sessions. If you already have a headset, you can click here to see if your hardware is compatible with our software. If you do not have one on hand or are seeking to purchase a new one, you can buy one from us at our supplier price.

We hope to see you in the Metaverse!

Sign-up for your Step Up for Students account today, and purchase your subscription through MyScholarShop! As you’re taking your next steps, we’d like to welcome you into the OptimaEd family.

Click below for a message from our Chief Product Officer welcoming you to the Metaverse.