Paragon Cooperative Learning Academy began in the fall of 2001, offering two classes (Biology and General Science) for approximately twenty five students from Rockdale and Newton Counties at Covington Praise Center in Covington, Georgia. The next year the co-op expanded to offer ten classes for students in P.E.A.R.L. Home Educators. The program became PEARL Cooperative Learning Academy. At the time of its inception it was a co-op in every sense of the word with families getting together and teaching each other’s children.
In 2004, the PEARL Cooperative Learning Academy became Paragon Cooperative Learning Academy. The word paragon means “a model of excellence” and has roots in a Greek word meaning “spherical pearl”.
Paragon Cooperative Learning Academy began an optional accreditation program in 2005. We moved to our current location at Salem United Methodist Church in November 2005.
In 2006, our accreditation program became Paragon Academy and PA earned full accreditation with the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
We have seen tremendous growth and give all of the honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.