High School Homeschool Only
Families who choose to homeschool their children have an array of opportunities for learning. Families can design, develop, and instruct learning based on what works best for his/her learning. Families who homeschool students can do so based on family dynamics, principles, and beliefs. Your child’s advisory teacher will be able to assist and guide families with as much or as little information needed. Advisory teachers are available to support and answer questions relating to curriculum, student progress, assessment, and more. Some families choose to develop independent study courses or passion projects. These courses allow students to work independently on assignments. Teachers are available to answer questions and problem solve.
Students enrolled in PAIDEIA have access to their neighborhood school (if residing in the ASD attendance area). Students are able to take up to three classes as well as participate in extracurricular activities.
Students can also use ASD-approved vendors for a variety of options. Please see our vendor-approved list. If a vendor is not on the list you can work with your advisory teacher for additional information.
High School Face to Face
PAIDEIA offers a limited number of classes that will meet on campus with a teacher. These workshops are designed to incorporate some face-to-face learning in concert with at-home learning.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Using ASD’s academic plan for Biology 1 as a guide, the scope and sequence of this workshop focuses on lab activities that are designed to engage the student with hands-on learning, real-world problem solving, and applying strategies useful beyond the classroom. Our topics include ecology, evolution, cellular form and function, chemical basis of life, genetics, and body systems. Emphasis is placed on inquiry-based learning, facilitated primarily through classroom discussion and experiments in our teaching/lab space.
Natural Science of Alaska
Earn .5 science credits in a semester studying this great state. Natural Science of Alaska (H2330) takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of science in Alaska. This course will largely be structured around studying the “5 Spheres”: Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Biosphere, and Geosphere. Students will gain a greater understanding of mapping, volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers, natural resources, geography, plants, animals, weather, and climate in Alaska. When possible, field trips will be incorporated into our schedule and may be outside of regular class times.
$250 semester (+ $50 lab fee)
High School Math
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Algebra 1 introduces students to variables, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, functions, and all their multiple representations. In this class, students will develop the ability to explore and solve real-world application problems and communicate mathematical ideas clearly. This course lays the foundation for mathematical literacy that will help students be successful in every subsequent course in mathematics. The successful completion of Algebra 1 satisfies the Algebra requirement to graduate high school. There will be daily lessons but students will be expected to work 2-3 hours each week outside of class on the material.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
The Geometry course is a comprehensive look at the study of geometric concepts, including the basic elements of geometry, proofs, parallel and perpendicular lines, the coordinate plane, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, trigonometry, congruence, and similarity, surface area, volume, and transformations. There will be daily lessons but students will be expected to work 2-3 hours each week outside of class on the material.
High School Online
High School HOL Courses ($150 per course) are overseen by an ASD staff/teacher and many core classes will offer once-a-week Zoom meetings for questions and answers. Lab times will also be available for students to come on campus for additional support. Explore more about our online program and class offerings below.
At PAIDEIA, you are in the driver's seat of your child's education. The above recommendations are some of our most popular curriculum picks, but you can choose from hundreds of other programs, as well.