Online Classes at The Pearl High School: Winter 2023

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.

Our Classes


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.

Planet Water – Online Natural Science Class w/virtual lab

Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central

Did you know that 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water?
Water is everywhere! In this class we will discuss all things water. We will cover topics including the properties of water, the water cycle, use of water resources, aquatic ecosystems, as well as water quality.

The Pearl High School’s Natural Science Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.

Physics: Math in Motion – Online Physics Class 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am-12:55 pm Central

In this course, students will be free to explore high school level physics with emphasis on math concepts such as rates of change, vectors, and motion in 1D, 2D, and 3D. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore trigonometric functions through waves and sound. 

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. 

Psychology  – Online Social Studies or Elective Course

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central

This psychology class is open to students who previously took psychology at The Pearl, as well as those who did not. We will be covering different topics including biopsychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, and other topics based on students interests. 

The Pearl High School’s Psychology class will be taught by our director, Robin Harwick, Ph.D.

World (Whose)story II – Online World History 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 Hande Togrul, Ph.D.

World Literature – Online English Language Arts Class

Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central

During this course, students will continue to 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.  As we will be reading different texts, this course is also open to students who did not take World Literature during the fall term. 

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.


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