Homeschool Programs

Due to COVID-19, our fall programs will remain online. Visit our registration page for details.

2021 Fall Registration is closed.

Spring Registration will be opening soon.

We’re dedicated to your family’s learning needs, whether in person or online. Small class sizes and instruction by our fantastic teachers ensure your student’s engagement, and our commitment to differentiated learning helps your student meet their goals.

The Fall 2021 semester will begin the week of September 6, with classes offered Mondays through Thursdays. DigiPen Academy courses will be taught live online for ages 6 to 18 years.

DigiPen Academy Homeschool is a flexible and comprehensive academic partner.

Every family has personal goals that shape their educational journey. DigiPen Academy was built for homeschool families looking for an educational experience to satisfy their expectations for both academic rigor and personal engagement. We also support families that have found that public school isn’t the right fit. 

DigiPen Academy prepares K-12 students to succeed in the collegiate and professional paths they choose to pursue. Normally taught at a facility across the street from DigiPen’s main campus, the learning experience can be described as a cross between a traditional homeschool co-op and a comprehensive school.  For the 2021-2022 school year, we expect to teach primarily online, but will adapt should the situation allow.

In addition to offering core general education courses in math, reading, writing, and science, DigiPen Homeschool Academy offers a rotating variety of elective courses including debate, theater, video game programming, art and animation, game design, engineering, and music and sound.

Year Long Programs starting Fall 2021

View or Download the Fall 2021 Semester Schedule for Year Long Programs

NOTE: More courses are available as Electives. See full list here.

Let us help enroll your student in the right courses.

We celebrate the individuality of our students. Using age ranges as guidelines, we strive to place students in classes according to their current knowledge and interests. Our coordinators can help you place your student in the appropriate class. If a course has prerequisites, DigiPen will assess your child’s knowledge and ability in order to recommend the best placement. Our teachers are trained to meet each student where they are at. We access the students on the first day of class and plan individual goals for each student.

Families may choose to take as few or as many courses as needed to meet their student’s learning goals. Core academics are taught in 80-minute periods, twice per week plus one lab day. Elective courses are taught using extended 2.5-hour blocks to provide teachers adequate time to present the course concepts and allow for meaningful time for students to work on exercises and projects continuously. This approach provides the teacher with direct evidence of a given student’s understanding and competency, which in turn allows the teacher to truly meet students where they are. As students continue to grow individually, teachers can add needed challenges or provide that individual support some students need to get to that next level.

Explorers Homeschool Program

For the 2021-2022 school year, we shortened the class length for our youngest students, providing them with an 80-minute class geared towards their developmental level. These interactive classes will require minimal computer skills and focus on building a sense of community, all while learning fun new skills such as art or language! Computer requirements are minimal, and students can even participate using an iPad or notepad.

Fall Programs for Ages 6-9

Offering a selection of courses in Digital Game Design, Science, Art & Culture, Spanish and Computer Skills

Juniors Homeschool Program

DigiPen’s Junior Homeschool Program offers general education as well as courses that introduce students to topics in video game programming, game design, art and animation, engineering, and music and sound design. These courses are great for students who want to move on to more advanced technology courses when they are older.

Fall Programs for Ages 9-12

Year-Long General Education Courses in:
Math, Science, Programming, Creative Writing, Journalism & Debate

Elective Courses in:
2D Game Design, Programming, Minecraft Modding, Art, Animation, Manga, Worldbuilding and Electronics

Teen Homeschool Program

As students enter their high school years and the focus begins to shift toward preparation for college, DigiPen Academy courses are right there with them, delivering the level of academic instruction and technical experience they need to thrive. Whether they’re working on general education classes, or already starting to focus on specialty subjects like programming, games, art, engineering, or music, we’re here to inspire.

Fall Programs for Ages 12-18

Year-Long General Education Courses in:
Game Development, Math, Creative Writing, Journalism & Debate

Elective Courses in:
2D Game Development, Game Programming, Art & Animation, Manga, Worldbuilding and System Design for Games

ON-SITE Elective Courses in:
2D Game Design, Art & Animation, Manga Illustration, Circuits & Electronics

Game Development Academy

Game Development Academy is a multidisciplinary intensive study of creating games. This two-year program incorporates instruction in game design and theory, computer science and programming, art and animation, and sound and music.

Registration for each year of the Game Development Academy is independent, but intended as a continuous experience. First-year students will create several introductory projects as they learn the fundamental skills of game development. Then, they will assemble into teams to culminate their year with a group game project. Second-year students will be given more challenging and holistic projects, individual and team, including creating development tools, promotional marketing, and installation media.

DigiPen Academy Info Sessions

Periodically throughout the year, we offer a preview of upcoming courses and a Q&A session with our administration. As they are available, they’ll be listed on our registration portal here.

Due to COVID-19, for the time being, info sessions will be streamed online. For specific questions and inquiries, please email academy@digipen.edu.

Ready to Enroll?

Fall 2021 Schedules are available now. Click to view the schedules!

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Important Dates

January 10, 2022 – Last Week of Fall Semester

More 2022 dates to be announced soon.

Homeschool Policies

Daily student life information available here.

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