Homeschool Programs

2019-2020 Registration is Open

Visit our new Registration Portal.

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 25% of tuition is due upon registration, along with all non-refundable materials fees, to hold your seat.

DigiPen Academy Info Sessions

Join us for a preview of our 2019-2020 School Year on Wednesday, June 12 on DigiPen’s campus!
We will have samples from many of our course offerings, along with some hands-on activities so families can get a feel for what goes on in our project-based classrooms. Our K-12 Coordinators will be on-site to help with registration and to answer any questions families may have. One session will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a second session will run from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register Today!

Email academy@digipen.edu if you have any questions.

DigiPen Academy Student

DigiPen Academy Homeschool is a flexible and comprehensive academic partner.

Every family has personal goals that shape their homeschooling journey. DigiPen Academy was built for homeschool families looking for an educational experience to satisfy their expectations for both academic rigor and personal engagement.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the entire school year, DigiPen Academy prepares K-12 students to succeed in the college and professional paths they choose to pursue. 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.

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

Let us help enroll your student in the right courses.

We celebrate the individuality of our students. Using traditional grade ranges as guidelines, we strive to place students in classes according to their current knowledge and skill levels. 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.

Families may choose to take as few or as many courses as needed to meet their student’s learning goals. Taught using extended 2.5 hour blocks, teachers have adequate time to present the course concepts while allowing for meaningful time for students to work on exercises and projects. 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.

Game Development Academy

Game Development Academy is a multidisciplinary intensive study of creating games. The 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 join 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.

Explorers Homeschool Program

In addition to offering core general educational courses in math, reading, writing, and science, the Explorers Homeschool Program offers a wide variety of elective courses that allow students to explore their interests in technology and develop fundamental skills in video game programming, game design, art and animation, engineering, and sound design.

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 in Grades 4–7, who want to move on to more advanced technology courses when they are older.

Teens 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 an general education classes, or already starting to focus on specialty subjects like programming, games, art, engineering, or music, we’re here to inspire.

May Programs

May Programs are full courses offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May. Each course offers 40 hours of dedicated class time that includes individualized project-based learning.

Why Take a May Program?

  • Not quite summer and need something fun and educational
  • 40 hours of instruction (that’s more than our semester-long courses!)
  • Free Hot lunches
  • Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 A.M. – 3:15 P.M.
  • Located at DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Only $799.00

Fall 2019 Homeschool Schedule

Spring 2020 Homeschool Schedule

Important Dates

June 12 DigiPen Academy Info Sessions 1-3 and 4-6. Register Here

Registration for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Now Open! Register Here

Homeschool Policies

Daily student life information available here.

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