Umbrella School & Learning Program

The Skilled Institute is a Private Umbrella School in Florida for homeschooling students ages 11-18. We manage all the record-keeping, reporting, and high school graduation requirements so parents don't have to.


Including proprietary courses which are offered Live and Online to cover a full range of curricula. Students meet graduation requirements by learning the most important life skills needed for teens to thrive today and well into adulthood. 

Become the best possible version of yourself.

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Apply & Join the waiting list for the



JAN 2023

Stop just surviving the teen years. Start THRIVING as you learn, grow, and share.

We know it’s a jungle out there. Learning can be a foreign world and teaching your teens can be challenging for any parent. Whether you're here to pursue educational goals in live hands-on classes or want to access courses from anywhere in the world, SKILLED has your family in mind.

Teens & Parents will have access to full video courses, private community groups, and online coaching through the Legit SaraJane APP.

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Enhance your skills.

You don’t have to have to be a math wiz to be great at learning. 

SKILLED was intentionally designed by and for people who struggled with traditional school models. Learning doesn't have to be hours behind a desk or screen, difficult, OR BORING anymore. We offer live lessons, video lessons, & resources to learn while keeping it entertaining and focused on how each student learns best. 

Based on an unschooling method, students learn at their own pace, following the interests and needs of their day within a framework of intentionally developed courses. 

What is an Umbrella School?

The Skilled Instutite is a state-recognized Private School for homeschooled teens

Umbrella schools like The Skilled Institute manage all the state requirements for the student like attendance, record keeping, achievements/"grades", plus graduation requirements and facilitation for homeschooling families. Yes, your teen can earn a Diploma through The Skilled Institute. Yes, it will be recognized and welcomed by colleges and universities. 

Many Umbrella schools ONLY manage the records, but SKILLED offers a full curriculum via LIVE and ONLINE classes. 

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Learn Better, Live Better

Be a part of a better community

...for everyone. 

Learn new skills. Practice your skills. Share your skills. SKILLED is a friendly community for everyone--including those with ADHD, anxiety, confidence issues, and lack of motivation. We are here for those who are ready to deepen their personal growth, build confidence, and ENJOY learning again. We have everything you need to learn better and live better. 

Apply & join the January 2023 waiting list.

Join our list to get updates, blog posts,  and news before anyone else.

Waiting list students will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Our Story

For nearly 100 years, the traditional school systems have become less and less educational, and more and more destructive of true growth, knowledge, and success. The school system has erased learning in exchange for rote memorization and testing of the teacher's ability to teach, not the student's ability to learn. They have replaced the love of exploration, curiosity, and individual growth with a one size fits all model for success which leaves the majority of students overwhelmed and seen as behind. That means every generation alive today, especially our kids, have been raised in an ever more failing, cyclical system with broken and outdated ideas around learning, growth, and success.  

That's why founder Legit SaraJane, a former public high school teacher, established The Skilled Institute- a live & online education platform dedicated to helping others learn, grow, and share based on whom they were created to be and become. 

SKILLED aims to change the way teens learn. To make it fun again, interesting again, and MEANINGFUL again. To learn all the skills we need at every age to THRIVE in life confidently.