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  • Winter term Begins January 5th
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  • November 11th- Veteran’s Day- NO School
  • November 18th – Last day of Fall Term
  • Donate to our Scholarship fund

THE PEARL

A Remote Democratic High School

Mission: Providing international high school students an online democratic education that balances personal and social interests to become informed, competent, and involved citizens in a safe anti-racist environment.

Vision:  Revolutionize education by preparing young people to create a more just, sustainable, and equitable world. We are committed to making democratic education accessible to students who have been marginalized in traditional schools.

Why The Pearl?

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, too many youths were not served well within the current educational system, which often marginalizes students because of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender identity, learning styles, or their unwillingness to conform (often a trait of gifted youth). Frequently these young people are pushed out of the school system – negatively impacting their educational attainment, identities, and long-term quality of life.

The Pearl offers a different framework for approaching education, one which fosters community and embraces inclusion. At The Pearl, students share control of their learning environment. They have a say in the rules, what is studied, and how learning takes place. This gives them a stake in their immediate classes—and often translates to them being more engaged in their communities. Students have an equitable opportunity for participation and learn to value and validate each other’s voices, creating a dynamic learning environment that builds a sense of community and brings out students’ cooperative nature.

Students have freedom and choices. They may explore a single course or participate in all the courses we offer.

Students become excited about learning; and they develop critical thinking skills, gain a sense of autonomy, and become self-managed, and independent learners. Instead of feeling like school is drudgery, learners report having favorable views of education. Teachers are active partners with students empowering them to follow their interests and discover their potential.  The ultimate “test of a democratic education is the difference it makes in the lives of students and the community to which they belong” (Pearl & Knight, 1999).

Important Announcements

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2022
03Nov

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2022

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Contemporary Art for Teenagers at The Pearl
07Jul

Contemporary Art for Teenagers at The Pearl

Join us as we explore visual arts for the 21st century! In this contemporary art class, students are encouraged to embrace the unique experience of

We’re Hiring a Music and Audio Technology teacher!
23Jun

We’re Hiring a Music and Audio Technology teacher!

Part Time Music and Audio Technology Teacher -Job Summary The Pearl Remote Democratic High School is a personally relevant and student-centered educational experience. Students benefit

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General Information

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2022
03Nov

Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2022

At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This winter we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for

Term Dates – Fall 2021 at The Pearl
22Aug

Term Dates – Fall 2021 at The Pearl

We’re so excited to welcome our students back for The Pearl Remote Democratic High School’s second year! For the convenience of Pearl students and their

Student Rights and Responsibilities
22Aug

Student Rights and Responsibilities

When we founded The Pearl, we started off with no rules. When we asked students if they thought we needed any, they said no. Within

A Letter From Our Scholarship Recipient
03Aug

A Letter From Our Scholarship Recipient

At The Pearl, we are very grateful to be able to offer financial aid to several of our students. This is thanks to the generosity

Contemporary Art for Teenagers at The Pearl
07Jul

Contemporary Art for Teenagers at The Pearl

Join us as we explore visual arts for the 21st century! In this contemporary art class, students are encouraged to embrace the unique experience of

We’re Hiring a Music and Audio Technology teacher!
23Jun

We’re Hiring a Music and Audio Technology teacher!

Part Time Music and Audio Technology Teacher -Job Summary The Pearl Remote Democratic High School is a personally relevant and student-centered educational experience. Students benefit

Supporting LGBTQ Students at The Pearl
08Jun

Supporting LGBTQ Students at The Pearl

At The Pearl, we strive every day to create a safe and supportive space for students to thrive. This means actively supporting our LGBTQ students

Native American History Class
08Jun

Native American History Class

For as long as the US school system as we know it has existed, the history of Indigenous people has been erased from the curriculum.

9 Hybrid-Homeschooling Classes for Teens: Fall 2021
31May

9 Hybrid-Homeschooling Classes for Teens: Fall 2021

ENROLL NOW Our Classes Mutations: Magic Realism in Literature – Online Literature Class Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm-3:00pm Central / 11:30pm-1:00pm Pacific In magical realism

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