Explore, Connect, Create!

The Greek word paideia refers to learning from all sources.  At PVPA “Paideia” refers to a three-week intersession offering students in all grades opportunities for learning experiences outside the typical routines of school.  Students and teachers develop Paideia programs where students investigate a scholarly and artistic topic.  Paideia encourages students to make connections within their community and facilitate personal growth and development.

Students select one or two programs of study from a variety of choices.  For each year that a student attends PVPA, successful completion of a Paideia is a credit requirement.  Students must successfully complete the Paideia Course Objectives.  Students may apply to complete an independent study during Paideia.

2016 Timeline for Students

Monday, November 14th- 3:55pm Paideia Independent Studies are due to Paideia Coordinator, Jeanne Powers (see form under "For Students")
Thursday, November 17th- 3:55pm Paideia course catalog posted online
Thursday, December 8th- 8:30am Paideia Independent Studies approval emailed to students via PVPA email
Friday, December 16th Paideia sign-ups by grade (more details to come)
Tuesday, January 3rd Paideia schedules given to students

Important Documents

Independent Study Form
2017 Course Catalog
Permission Slip