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.
Diving into Marine Biology: Exploring the Underwater World
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central
In this course we will get to “dive-in” to explore the oceans, learn about marine organisms, their behaviors and their interactions with the environment. Students will be taking virtual field trips to the open ocean, the deep-sea and several coastal marine ecosystems. Important discussions concerning ocean resources and how humans affect the oceans will also be part of this course. We will also continue to explore different careers and areas of specialization.
The Pearl High School’s Biology Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.
Intro to Psychology – Online Psychology Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central
Students will learn about the field of psychology, human development, mental health, and evidence based practices.
The Pearl High School’s Psychology Class is taught by Robin Harwick, Ph.D.
Real World Math – Online Math Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central
In this course students learn Math as it relates to their lives and create projects based on their interests.
The Pearl High School’s STEM teacher
Beyond Conversational Spanish: Cultural Connections – Online Spanish Language Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central
This class will allow students to advance their language knowledge with creative and motivating activities that will include reading, writing, and discussions on topics that are meaningful to them. This class is for Native and Advanced Spanish Speakers.
The Pearl High School’s Advanced Spanish Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.
Conflict Happens!! What are We Going to Do About It? – Online Social Studies Class
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central
Are you the kind of person who is afraid of conflict? Or do you like to engage in conflict? Don’t worry we won’t start fights in this course. In this course, we will explore conflict styles, how we see or have been conditioned to see conflict, and examine the idea of seeing conflict as generative. In other words, conflict may be scary and uncomfortable, but what if it was a gateway to better humanity? Consider joining us, in building your skills and looking at conflict (locally and globally) through a generative lens.
This course will be taught by Guest Instructor Sidney Morgan, M.A.
Banned Book Club & Writing Workshop – Online English Language Arts Class
Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central
“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” (Isaac Asimov). Students will choose books to read that people are currently trying to ban. We will engage with critical dialogue to understand the meaning of the texts and why people fear people reading them. Students will also work on writing projects of their choice (e.g., blogs, short stories, poetry, novellas).
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
Inside The Studio – 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 Visual Arts class 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.