To Paragon Cooperative Learning
PCLA Board and Administration would like to thank
you for your interest in Paragon Cooperative Learning
Academy and Paragon Academy. It is our firm belief
that the Lord is in charge of every area of this program,
and He is the one who adds to us those who He desires
to be here. We give Him all honor and glory for the
success of the program and all that has been accomplished
through PCLA. PCLA offers classes for homeschool students
in the Newton, Rockdale, Henry Counties and surrounding
area. These programs are designed to enrich your homeschool
environment, and not only promote learning through
academic excellence and achievement, but also provide
the opportunity to develop lasting friendships between
home-educated students. What an exciting year awaits
us, and we know that the Lord has many good things
in store for all of us as we labor together to raise
up His children through godly educational opportunities.
It is our prayer that the Lord will bless each family
and give you a wonderful school year.
Please see our full list of courses offered in the Course
We are a ministry...
Paragon Cooperative Learning Academy is a ministry
to homeschooling families. We are an interdenominational
association that requires each family to sign our statement of
Our Mission at PCLA...
The mission of Paragon Cooperative Learning
Academy is to provide high quality classes to the
homeschool community. It is the goal of PCLA to supplement,
enrich, and support what is being taught in the home
and not replace the home educating parent. We seek
to provide homeschooling students with classroom opportunities
that are taught in a Christian environment by qualified
teachers. It is our desire to see the Lord glorified
in all that we say and all that we do in and through
Information Regarding On-Line Public Schools and PCLA...
This includes but is not limited to the following programs:
Georgia Virtual Academy is an tuition free online public school
Georgia Cyber Academy is also a tuition free online public school
Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition free online charter public school.
This is a quote from Georgia Virtual Academy's website:
"The Georgia Virtual Academy (GVA) is a public school program of Odyssey School serving students statewide in grades K-8."
If your child is enrolled in a program like this, you are not homeschooling. You are not considered the teacher. You are a learning coach.
How is GVA differ from GA Virtual School or PCLA? With the latter two, you are still legally registered as a homeschooling parent and still in control of which subjects and programs your child takes. It is parent directed education. With GVA, it is an all or nothing course-load. They keep up with attendance.
If your child is enrolled in an on-line public school, you are no longer a homeschooler according to the state of GA and therefore that student cannot attend PCLA.
The PCLA Parent Student Commitment form states the following:
All families registered with PCLA must be homeschooling in compliance with the laws established by the state of Georgia. You must provide a copy of your 2009-2010 Declaration to Intent to Homeschool form.
For more information please see the HEIR (Home Education Information Resource) website.