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Paideia

Paideia is a mid-year intersession offering students in all grades opportunities for unique learning experiences. This document provides an overview of the Paideia program, and a timeline. Please reach out to Lisa Clark, Paideia Coordinator, at lclark@pvpa.org if you have any questions.

OVERVIEW

Teachers organize Paideia programs, based upon student interests, that are designed to facilitate personal growth and development. Students select and focus upon a program of study from among a variety of choices. For each year that a high school student attends PVPA, successful completion of a Paideia activity is a credit requirement. This entails attendance at minimum 85% of the class meetings (maximum 2 absences) and successful completion of all goals and products as set by the class leader. Students in grades 7 and 8 engage in core academic classes each morning, and Paideia courses each afternoon.

PAIDEIA SCHEDULE
 

 

HIGH SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00-8:55

Flex Time

Flex Time

9:00-9:45

Full-day Paideia Class

Morning Session

(Daily attendance taken @ 9:00)

Mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities

Flex Time

B

Flex Time

B

Flex Time

9:55-10:40

B

C

C

D

C

10:50-11:35

D

E

D

E

E

11:35-12:15

Lunch

Lunch

12:15-2:00

Full-day Paideia Class

Afternoon Session

Mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities

Middle School Paideia Class

(Attendance check-in 12:15)

 

Mix of synchronous and self-directed activities

2:00-3:40

Flex Time

Flex Time

PAIDEIA COURSES

PVPA faculty members are in the process of organizing Paideia courses. The Paideia motto is “EXPLORE, CONNECT, CREATE!” The mission is to provide all students opportunities to grow as scholars and artists through intensive immersion and exploration of a discipline. All Paideia courses require students to demonstrate growth and learning through an end product, and to appropriately and respectfully participate. For Paideia 2021, our focus is going to be on re-connecting with each other as a community, ensuring our communal well-being, and waving goodbye to 2020!

PAIDEIA REGISTRATION AND TIMELINE

  • High school students will select classes online from January 5-8 on a first-come, first-served basis that is prioritized by grade level

  • Students in grades 7 and 8 will select classes under the direction of their academic teachers during the week of January 5-8 (more info will be shared via email)

Here is a video walkthrough of the sign-up process.

PAIDEIA CATALOG

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