Pods have always been a positive educational tool: students stay together for the whole year in a group, supporting each other and learning to strategize together in whole group thinking. Since schools closed in March 2020, pods are now even more important. Small groups are a strong way to overcome the difficulties imposed by remote learning. With Massachusetts public schools going all remote throughout the area, there is a dearth of one to one education that is the foundation of higher order learning. Plane Tree Academy is the solution to that problem. Challenging College Prep curriculum combined with a personalized educational plan can deliver results that can exceed the current restrictions imposed by Massachusetts public schools. It goes without saying that small groups (especially students who already socialize outside of school) will reduce risk and increase safety in an educational setting.