PVPA is a regional public charter school serving 400 students grades 7-12, from over 60 towns throughout Western Massachusetts. We seek to connect the creative process with critical thinking to inspire a love of learning. As a charter school, the work we do informs educational policy at local, state and national levels.
The Greek word paideia means “from all sources.” At PVPA “Paideia” refers to a three-week intersession offering students in all grades opportunities for unique learning experiences. Students and teachers develop Paideia programs that facilitate personal growth and development. Students select and focus on one or two programs of study from a variety of choices. For each year that a student attends PVPA, successful completion of a Paideia activity is a credit requirement. This entails attendance at minimum 80% of the class meetings and successful completion of all goals and products as set by the class leader. Students may apply to complete an independent study during Paideia.
Download the 2013 Paideia Course Catalog
2013 Registration Schedule
|Grade Level||Date of Sign-up|
|Seniors||Monday December 10|
|Juniors||Tuesday December 11|
|Sophomores||Wednesday December 12|
|Freshman||Thursday December 13|
|7th & 8th Grades||Friday December 14|
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