At PVPA, students engage in rigorous academic programs designed to prepare students for critical thinking in life and in college. PVPA’s academic departments include English Language Arts, History, Math, Science, and World Language.
PVPA academic classes focus on critical and creative thinking, multiple learning styles, differentiated instruction, growth mindset, and social justice. Many of PVPA’s academic courses regularly use the arts in order to allow students to access course material or demonstrate their learning with different modalities. Our standards-based grading system ensures that students are demonstrating their learning aligned to clear course objectives, and establishes a culture of revision throughout the curriculum. As a college preparatory school, our middle school students develop the necessary skills for high school, and our high school students prepare for college and other rich postsecondary experiences.