co-ops

 
PACE K-8 Co-Op in Nevada City
 

Peace   •   Art   •  Creativity  •  Environment

  • A unique personalized learning cooperative blending classroom and non-classroom learning
  • Inventive and challenging standards-based curriculum that encourages students to investigate, problem solve, collaborate, and make thoughtful choices
  • Hands-on, thematic projects requiring creativity and ingenuity
  • A safe and supportive classroom environment where each student's gifts are celebrated
  • Recognizing multiple intelligences in assessment and instruction
Mission
To create a program that effectively balances the best of homeschool with the best of a classroom community.  At home, students engage in one-on-one personalized instruction, while at PACE, children collaborate, cooperate, teach and inquire.
 
PACE Philosophy
John Dewey, a well known educational theorist, once wrote that in a classroom "acquiring" must not take the place of "inquiring".  PACE is a program designed with the idea in mind that curiosity, the impulse to inquire, should be the driving force of education.  That seeking ideas, imagining things, exploration, and interaction with a community of learners are the cornerstones of a solid educational foundation.  This program believes learning can take place within a non-competitive, peaceful environment where each child is honored for his/her individual gifts and strengths while providing support for the child and his/her family in their educational goals.  Life is your classroom.  Pace yourself.