Updated 2023-08-01

Pathfinders Academy

Pathfinders Academy offers inquiry-led STEAM learning experiences for K-5 homeschooling, charter, and unschooling families in Ventura County. We provide interactive, child-centered, evidence-based learning in a safe, fun, social atmosphere.
Michelle La Monte founder
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(+1) 805.525.2222
217 North 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA  93060
United States
Ventura, Ojai, Los Angeles

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – We respect ourselves, and are responsible for ourselves.
  2. Youth Autonomy – We have the freedom to explore our interests.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – We respect our environment, and are responsible for our environment.
  4. Adult Allies – We support each other in our endeavors and frustrations.
  5. Free Age Mixing – We work as a community.
  6. Community – We respect one another, and are responsible for our voice in the community.

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