We believe that we all learn best from experience. We allow students to develop relationships with the world, themselves, and their interests and passions. We believe that education can increase the financial stability and health of a community. We believe that all students are talented and have a right to thrive.
We use our location in Paonia, Colorado as our classroom. Our students learn about and from the wealth of resources around us. We use local experiences and experts to teach core content knowledge. We work on developing positive mutually beneficial relationships between students and our community.