The Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy  is a private secondary school (7th-12th) in a small agricultural valley in Colorado. We are a student centered school; we collaborate with students and parents to facilitate meaningful experiential learning field trips that develop the head, heart, and hands of the student. We integrate the 7 realms of wellbeing  with core academic content to create relevant learning opportunities. We focus on  process, accountability, and quality.


   We humanize the educational experience and increase long-term wellbeing for our students, community, and world by integrating wellbeing science and core academic content to create relevant and experiential learning opportunities.


To increase student capacity and confidence in reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, and science using exploration, time in nature, service work within the community, focus on skills that foster wellbeing, personal projects, and group collaborative projects and actions.

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