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Who We Are
Our mission is to open doors for high-achieving learners through access to high quality, skills-based instruction written by rock-star teachers.
We are authors, editors, educators, and content specialists committed to creating a diverse selection of resources that focus on advanced learners—a student demographic whose needs have long been ignored and devalued.
We've worked with educational start-ups and mega corps alike, and found—at both levels—an astounding disinterest in developing Pre-AP* and AP* resources. Even among corporate educational powerhouses—giants with giant resources—there is very little attention paid to top-tier students.
Sharp minds crave growth, creativity, diversity, and competition. We understand that high-achieving students need, want, and deserve the same advancement opportunities as other students. We also know they need support—not only to master every aspect of their course load, but to be challenged in creative and varied ways so that they, too, can continue to grow and redefine their potential.
How do we know all this? Because we were those high-achieving students, and we are their teachers. We relate to these students and their lesser educational marketplace appeal, because we were them (and still are—we will never be done learning).
What We Believe
Before we set out to build this company,
we identified our core philosophies.
We recognize and value that every student, school, and district is unique, therefore we will create products with built-in flexibility and customizable components.
Ease of Use
Educational tools should be simple and intuitive; they should save time, not require it.
We are not interested in creating content that we think is great; our mission is to build solutions that you need.
A high quality-to-value ratio is of paramount importance and we will always balance our offerings, understanding that you must be cost-conscious and confident about investing in our products.
Join our Team
The Sherpa Learning team would not be complete without YOU. We know that educators are interested in making a contribution to the development of the materials they use. We think that's a great idea.
Help us mold our content while you mold minds. Preview content and tell us what you like, what you don't agree with, and what's missing.
Class-Testers & Beta-Testers
Take some of our newest materials for a test drive. You get first dibs on viewing new content FOR FREE; we get your input. Everybody wins.
Writers & Authors
Whether you have your own concepts in mind or you're just interested in contributing to a developing project, we'd be happy to have your help.
Even the best climbers in the world need a sherpa. Let us help you carry the load.
We believe it takes a village, so we encourage schools and/or districts who are interested in piloting one of our programs (especially digital) to raise their hand.
Let us connect you with expert educators and content specialists to help you build the most effective program for your students.
We work with leading authors & educators to create customized lessons and targeted curriculum plans in your discipline.
What Others are Saying
"I just received a copy of the new U.S. History Skillbook and can't say enough good about it - fantastic! I will be ordering copies for our department to use next year. Thank you SO much, Mike, for this invaluable resource. It's one of the best tools I have seen in my 20+ years of teaching APUSH."
"I used Threads last year as my primary in-class review text. What I like about Threads is it's cross-period thematic focus. It helps students make broader connections with the historical developments. The Teacher's Edition contains great essay resources, too. Well worth looking into!"
"Mastering the Essay has been a great addition to my class. Most of my students are sophomores, so they are not familiar with the writing process expected by the College Board. Using this resource, I am able to guide my students through the stages of writing successful SAQs, LEQs and DBQs. The examples in the book provide a great review of the historical time periods, perfect to use prior to the AP exam. I use the vocabulary list in the back of the book for my afternoon review sessions."
"Threads of History is a great review tool, particularly for comparison of topics students frequently confuse. The charts and sample questions are spot on. I have recommended to many teachers to purchase a class set."
"I love, love, love U.S. History Skillbook! I find it terribly appropriate and helpful in scaffolding instruction of skills."
"When my students arrived back to my classroom after the exam, they raved about how Threads of History had made all the difference for them. They were SO confident! Threads really is revolutionary for AP U.S. History teachers."
"Dr. Henry's Threads of History has been of tremendous assistance to my AP U.S. History students over the past few years, and, no doubt, has aided in an average score well above 4.60 on the national AP exam over the past half-decade."
"Mike Henry's Threads of History has been—by far—the book my students consistently say is the most helpful as they review for the AP exam. Each year many of my students purchase some of the other major review books, but without fail the class consensus is that the Henry book is absolutely the best."
"My students adore Tony Maccarella's work. They like the way he breaks the essay writing process down into manageable constituent parts that are applicable for both the LEQ and DBQ, making the entire process less intimidating."
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