We understand the risks of COVID-19 and the precautions that governments and organizations are taking to reduce the spread of the virus and keep TKS students safe. Unless the government implements restrictions, we plan on running in-person TKS programs starting in September 2021 with the addition of precautionary safety measures.

COVID Program Strategy 2021-2022

What are the safety precautions for in-person sessions?

    • Upon arrival to the facility, students will have their temperature checked by their director. If a student’s temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, the student will be asked to attend the session virtually.
    • All students are required to wear masks throughout the session.
    • All students will be asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before entering common spaces.
    • We will require everyone to frequently hand sanitize throughout the session.
    • Students will be separated into small group sizes of 4-6 people during the session when working on problems and having discussions.
    • The room will be thoroughly disinfected prior to the session, along with all materials.
    • We will implement open communication channels between students/parents and the directors to inform of any symptoms so that those students can be supported if they need to stay home.
    • Any food served will be individually packaged.
    • When possible, we will host parts of sessions outdoors (e.g. discussions and other activities that do not require laptops).

What if there is a regional lockdown?

In the event of regional lockdowns, we will host sessions online, similar to what we did this past year when COVID struck. We’ve worked hard this past year to optimize our online delivery of sessions using our own innovative platforms and new learning techniques to minimize screen time and maximize team building.

What if a student is sick or can’t attend in person?

We will offer the ability to attend any virtual session for students registered in an in-person program. This option is for those who have symptoms or who might be uncomfortable attending in-person for a particular period of time.

Will there be an impact on my tuition fees?

For students joining us for the 2021-22 TKS cohort, if more than 70% of the in-person sessions are held virtually, we will reduce the in-person tuition price to match the virtual tuition price. This policy applies to our students paying the full annual tuition price and not available for students who have received tuition support. The refund of the difference between the in-person and virtual tuition will be provided in June 2022.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

If you have more questions, please send our team a message at hello@tks.world. We usually respond within 24hrs.

Our goal has always been to make a difference in the world by helping young people unlock their potential.

We are committed to ensuring that this year the experience will be no different from previous years. Our team has prepared to execute a world-class experience for students accepted in TKS for 2021-2022. We understand the global situation and we are prepared to adapt and accommodate. We are looking forward to this upcoming year and training the next generation of innovators!