At the Pearl, we help homeschool parents set up a hybrid-education structure for their teens. This spring we are offering 9 unique hybrid-homeschooling classes for teens to attend worldwide! These classes can count towards a US high school diploma.
Practical Spanish – Online Language Class
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 10:30am-11:25 am Central
In Practical Spanish, students will expand their listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills through interactive experiences, virtual trips, and self-directed learning projects.
The Pearl High School’s Practical Spanish Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.
Dynamic Earth – Online Earth Science Class w/virtual lab
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central
In this course we will investigate rocks and minerals; faults and earthquakes; plate tectonics; volcanoes, landslides, floods and other natural disasters; ore deposits and natural resources; the oceans and coasts; the atmosphere and weather; plus Earth’s climates and climate change.
The Pearl High School’s Earth Science Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.
Physics: Can Take You Places (Real & Otherwise) – Online Physics Class w/virtual lab
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central
Students will be free to explore high school level physics as it applies to space exploration. Students will also be free to explore physics, or lack thereof, in science fiction.
The Pearl High School’s Physics Class is taught by Bassem Sabra, Ph.D.
Math: Economics, the Environment, and Arts – Online Math Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central
In this course, students will be free to explore high school level math. Topics will include algebra, geometry, and statistics as applied to economics, the environment, and arts.
The Pearl High School’s Math class is taught by Bassem Sabra, Ph.D.
Ethics & Values – Online Social Studies or Elective Course
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central
This class offers students an introduction to the study of ethics including foundational philosophical traditions and how ethical decision-making impacts our lives. Students will practice considering viewpoints of others in a critical and reflective way, where the student assumes personal viewpoints but always respects others
The Pearl High School’s Ethics & Values class will be taught by our direct, Robin Harwick, Ph.D.
World History I – Online Social Studies Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central
This class will offer students the opportunity to learn about the key events that have impacted history from ancient times to current events. This course will be taught using a decolonized curriculum and anti-racist lens.
The Pearl High School’s World History class will be taught by our new Social Studies instructor.
World Literature – Online English Language Arts Class
Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central
During this course, students will explore the world through contemporary literature. We will pair novels with short-stories to develop international mindedness, increase our critical reading skills, and investigate different writing styles. Students will also strengthen their writing and communication skills.
The Pearl High School’s English Language Arts class is taught by Robin Harwick, Ph.D.
Contemporary Visual Arts – Online Art Class
Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 pm-6 pm Central
Join us as we explore visual arts for the 21st century! From digital illustration to graphic design to painting and sketching we help students learn the art skills that they want to know. Whether students have dreams of animation or are just looking to explore their creative side we help students pursue art without judgment and respect the new styles of art brought to us by youth culture and the internet.
The Pearl High School’s Visual Arts class is facilitated by Brittaney Drake, MA
The Music Room – Online Music Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm-6 pm Central
In this remote class, students can learn music from home. Whether they are entirely homeschooling or looking for an extracurricular to supplement in-school classes this class is an excellent option for teenagers interested in gaining music skills.
The Pearl High School’s Music course is taught by Ben Tufts, MA
About The Pearl Remote Democratic High School
All of our teachers are experts in their fields and welcome students with all learning styles and abilities! Teens can take all of our classes, a few, or just one. Because The Pearl is a Democratic High School, our classes follow a self-directed work style where students get control of their education. Additionally, we cap our classes at 10 students, so everyone gets the support they need.
Our curriculum is made up of hybrid-homeschooling classes for teens. This means that families who are already homeschoolers can supplement the education they provide with classes from experts to ensure that their child gets the best education they can receive.
We teach our classes online, using Zoom, and they are open worldwide! Students that work directly with The Pearl are eligible to work towards a WASC-Accredited US high school diploma through our partnership program with Angeles Workshop. This makes the Pearl an excellent option for students who are marginalized within the mainstream educational system. Additionally, students who attend The Pearl from outside the US are still eligible to receive a US diploma.