PVPA provides the Pioneer Valley with an extraordinary, integrated curriculum that challenges students to blend creative and critical thinking in academic and performing arts courses complemented by a respectful, empowering community that surrounds students with the support and encouragement of teachers, parents, and administrators. PVPA is a school where learning is so vivid, relevant, and magnetic that young people want to be there. Through our curriculum and instruction, students develop a sense of confidence, a direction for individual creativity, and the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
2020-2021 Course Catalog
The PVPA Course Catalogs describe each of the courses offered during the school year (Click the links for the MIDDLE SCHOOL Catalog, and HIGH SCHOOL Catalog. There are also online by-department pages.). Introductory pages of each catalog outline requirements and typical course sequences, links to audition/interview applications, and links to online forms where students select their electives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our catalogs provide information about shifts to our programs and courses that may occur depending on remote, blended, or in-person learning environments.
Curriculum maps are detailed breakdowns of each course we offer. Each map outlines the learning objectives for a course, including connections to state and/or national standards. Additionally, an overview of each unit is included.