HPA was created by Leah Salyer, a teacher with experience ranging from Pre-K all the way through college as well as leadership experience in the fields of praise and worship, youth ministry, and women’s ministry. Her passion is to see the lives of home schoolers transformed through the love of Christ and engaging teaching methods that make learning fun, rewarding, and meaningful.
Or, in the words of one HPA mom, Jennifer Smith, “Higher Path Academy…the school that will teach your children to love to learn again.”
Leah believes that students thrive in an environment that is Christ-centered, challenging, and engaging. She encourages this positive environment by fostering a sense of community through relationships that are deeply rooted in Christ.
“The balance between relationship and a professional level of teaching is a unique treasure among the home school community,” said HPA mom Shannon Lane.
She loves incorporating innovative teaching practices and assignments (such as passion projects and choice boards) that give students the freedom and flexibility to showcase their God-given talents and abilities in a safe and supportive learning environment. Leah also believes in not simply teaching the curriculum but also equipping students with the skills they will need long after the class ends.
If you are looking for a welcoming environment that feels like doing school and life with your friends from youth group, HPA might just be the homeschool home you’ve been looking for.
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