Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum (PAC) features individualized courses in print, virtual (interactive) on-line, and audio-enhanced downloads for smartphones, tablets, and computers. Print editions feature individualized, soft-cover texts with companion activity books and answer keys (TRK). The independent-learning format inspires students to complete courses as rapidly as desired or as slowly as needed to earn transcript credit toward graduation diplomas with minimum dependence on teachers. A major icon for PAC is the character-building life principles in every lesson that enhance positive character development and student success in careers and college-life.
Paradigm was originally designed in 1997 to recover/rescue under-served and under-performing fatherless students in alternative campuses. However, the growth in school choice options facilitated development of independent instructional materials to accommodate not only charter schools, but also private academies and homeschool families. Today, PAC courses are used by students in accredited public schools in more than a dozen state, and private secular and sectarian schools from coast to coast, border to border, and numerous foreign countries.
Paradigm courses are available in convenient course kits and individual chapters to accommodate students who like the eclectic approach, or convenient packages that contain everything needed to complete courses, including QR-Codes that reduce need for comprehensive science labs. Prices are deliberately set to accommodate campus and family budgets. In fact, special discounts are available to first responders, ranchers, farmers, single-parents, missionaries, homeschool support groups, and schools that focus on recovering at-risk teenagers.
Students with special needs are served effectively through access to both print and audio-enhanced downloads that accommodate variations in student reading speeds, visual and audio challenges, and limited English language competencies in such languages as French, Spanish, German, and Chinese.