We are

Building with Passion
Innovating with Purpose

A New Model for How Learning Can Work

Onyx offers an innovative approach to learning that empowers learners and educators to take control of their lives and develop the skills necessary to thrive in today's rapidly changing world. 
Onyx Institute provides an engaging experience using a range of evidence-based practices, cutting-edge technology, and research-driven techniques that are essential for success in the modern world. 
These include personalized learning, a dynamic and interactive learning environment, enhancement by artificial intelligence, and research-based techniques to continuously improve the learning experience. 
Onyx's curriculum is designed to provide learners with the ability to think critically and solve problems, to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively, and to be adaptable to change while charting their own path to success.

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Lifechanging Journeys

Chart your own course where you will gain the knowledge and skills to reach your full potential and make a meaningful impact on the world.

    Craft your best pathway
    Choose your specific skills
    Solve real-world problems
    Embrace industry opportunities
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Guides On Your Side

We walk with you every step of the way on your journey towards lifelong personal and professional success.

    Progress at your own pace
    Get personalized guidance
    Build your network of experts
    Use our resources beyond graduation
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Communities to Thrive

Join communities both large and small where you can grow, exceed your expectations, and achieve your potential.

    Earn rewards and scholarships
    Start a business with classmates
    Make friends as driven as you are
    Build relationships to last a lifetime

Foundations of Onyx Learning


Innovative Technology

We leverage new technologies to engage, enable, and empower Onyx Learners in new ways.


Lifechanging Outcomes

We emphasize lifelong learning and help Onyx Learners take ownership of their journeys.


Practical Experiences

We provide experiences that result in hands-on practice of the skills Onyx Learners gain. 


Online Community

We think globally and locally by connecting Onyx Learners with community-centered experiences.

Some Theories Behind Our Approach


Emphasizing the importance of networks and connections, both with each other and technology, for our learners on their learning journeys.

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Cognitive Apprenticeship

Making expert thinking visible and problem-solving strategies real to help our learners acquire knowledge and use new skills.

Opportunity-Based Learning

Providing our learners with opportunities to actively explore and engage with the world around them to enhance their understanding.

Avenues Under Active Development

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We're creating experiences for independent and cohort learning


We're creating spaces for digital connection and collaboration


We're creating channels for shared knowledge acquisition

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who owns Onyx Institute?

    Onyx Institute is owned by Onyx Education, Inc. CK, Onyx's Originator, was originally inspired by the legacy of Tuskegee University. His inspiration grew after learning about how many more HBCUs trace their starting stories to being Normal (teacher training) schools and how they have grown over time. This is his goal for Onyx Institute (UO%40IEA). 

  • What does Onyx stand for?

    Onyx Institute stands for our learners to thrive in the world of Education 3.0 and achieve their dreams through the power of personalized learning, technology-enhanced networks, and an abundant approach to life's opportunities. Learn more at our Goals page.

  • Does Onyx have any religious or political affiliations?


  • How can I partner with Onyx?

    Join the Onyx Member Waitlist to receive platform-wide updates, including our channels for partnership with groups, teams, businesses, organizations, universities, companies, enterprises, governments, cultures, and nations.

  • How can I work with Onyx?

    We are actively seeking Founding Framers to advise on Onyx's development and Academic Engineers to help us build and will have our signup and onboarding experiences ready soon.

Join Onyx Associates to Get Involved

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Become a Onyx Strategos

Onyx Institute is in the process of being created, and we are currently seeking early financial backers to help make our vision a reality. 
We believe that our approach to education will revolutionize the way we learn and prepare students for the 21st century society and workforce. 
By joining the Onyx Strategos Cricle, you will be playing a vital role in shaping the future of education and providing opportunities for students to succeed in today's rapidly changing world.
We are excited about the potential of Onyx and the impact it will have on the lives of many students, educators, and partners. We invite you to join us on this journey.

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Join Our Founding Framers

We are looking for individuals who want to be a part of shaping the foundation of the institution in these early days of Onyx Education's development. 
As a Founding Framer, you will have the opportunity to help create and shape the foundation of the first institution purpobse-built for Education 4.0. 
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a select group of individuals who are dedicated to creating a new and innovative approach to education. Join us on this exciting journey and become a Founding Framer of Onyx University.

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Join Our Academic Engineers

We are seeking individuals who want to make a hands-on impact on the future of learning.
As an Academic Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with a growing dynamic team of educators, researchers, and industry leaders to design and deliver cutting-edge educational programs that are grounded in the most future-focused learning theories and our approach to Education 3.0. 
To become an Academic Engineer, you must first complete our training program at Onyx Institute, where you will learn our unique methodology.
Don't miss this opportunity to become a part of something truly revolutionary in the field of education. Join the Onyx University team today and become an Academic Engineer.

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