The Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy is a private secondary school (7th-12th). We are student-centered: 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 realms of wellbeing with core academic content to create relevant learning opportunities. We use this valley and state and the talented people who live here as a teaching resource. We focus on process, accountability, and quality.