Study the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world’s diverse political structures and practices. Students will study the governmental systems of Great Britain, Nigeria, China, Russia, Iran and Mexico, providing a foundation for developing paradigms of different types of political systems.
“My daughter participated in the Global Issues: Refugees class. It was awesome. Getting involved with the refugee community was such a great opportunity. It was absolutely lovely to have the teacher take advantage of the extended class time in that way. Five stars.”
- PD Academy parent
Need a head start for next year or perhaps a refresher before the year begins? PD Academy to the rescue! Due to the current health situation, courses due to begin in June will start online, then transition to on-campus in July. Courses with low enrollment are subject to cancellation two weeks prior to their scheduled start date. Click on the course names below to see details. No classes July 3.
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This course teaches students how mathematics can develop from a postulate system using deductive and inductive reasoning.
This global issues course will investigate issues related to sustainable development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including possible topics such as Global Migration, Population and Demographics, and The Sustainable Global City.
In today’s society, we are inundated with ideas about healthy living and what others suggest we do to improve our quality of life.
Students will study a variety of literary works and the use of the writing process to develop proficiency in paragraph writing and supplementary reading.
This course is designed for self-motivated students who are ready to acknowledge fitness as it will be when they leave PDS.
This course is a combination of an in-class foundation and practical independent experience.
This course is for students who wish to improve their performance on the SAT. Students study types of questions found on the test by working sample problems and completing timed tests.
In this course, student writing constitutes the text. Frequent brief essays that draw upon students’ own experiences and knowledge provide students a body of work with which to practice revising and editing skills.