The preparatory stage for 13 to 15-year-olds Arians is a period of exploration and discovery where Arians begin to take more control over their education. At this stage, Arians are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions, and to start taking more responsibility for their own learning.

Overall, the preparatory stage is about helping students develop the skills and mindset they’ll need to be successful in a self-directed learning environment. By encouraging goal-setting, skill-building, community-building, and reflection, students are able to take more ownership over their education and become more engaged and motivated learners