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 teens to attend worldwide! These classes can count towards a US high school diploma.

Our Classes

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Practical Spanish – Online Language Class

Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 10:30am-11:25pm 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 Practical Spanish Class will be taught by Marietta Mayo, MS.

Biology: Diversity of Life – Online Science Class

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

This course is meant to help students develop an appreciation for the diversity of other living organisms with which we share the Earth. Students will be able to recognize the taxonomic diversity and life history of eukaryotic organisms.

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

Geographic Adventures – Online Geography Class

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

Students will learn about human cultures around the world and where they live through virtual trips, music, art, and film.  

The Pearl High School’s Geography Class is taught by Robin Harwick, Ph.D.

Origins and Mythologies – Online English Language Arts Class

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 pm-2:55 pm Central

Students will read about and examine how different cultures approach the beginnings of the world.

The Pearl High School’s English Language Arts class will be taught by Mireya S. Vela, MFA.

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.

Multiplayer Math: Business and Finance – Online Math Class

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm-4:25 pm Central (Full with waiting list)

We will explore all things economy and business. Each student will choose a business to run online.

The Pearl High School’s Math class will be taught by Mireya S. Vela, MFA.

A Lion’s History – Online US History Class

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

It is often said that until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. In this course, students will investigate US history through the lens of those who have been historically oppressed. 

The Pearl High School’s US History 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 Marciana Romero & 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.

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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