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About PIQ Homeschooling

Our founder and his wife made a bold decision 14 years ago to homeschool their five children and in doing so, opened doors and opportunities their kids would not have seen otherwise.

Politicians pay lip service to the notion that our child’s education is the greatest gift we can give them. Yet a public school teacher’s salary is among the lowest in our communities and is on the decline. A teacher will earn 23% less than a similarly educated peer in another field.¹ Modern-day education is designed not to enlighten and to enrich, but to delay workforce entry and to bridge the gap until more senior citizens retire, keeping unemployment numbers down. As of 2018, college student debt has risen to $1.47 trillion², above credit card and car loan debt, and is owed by 18% of American households which is more than half of those who complete a degree program. While our global economy has grown, wages and incomes have stagnated and debt has skyrocketed. The return on investment just isn’t there. It’s time to take control of our futures and to educate our children in a way that increases their security, their resources, and their significance. The public school student-to-teacher ratio is 26:1³ which means most will barely survive the experience. Homeschooling doesn’t just level the playing field, it stacks the deck in favor of your child.

Politicians pay lip service to the notion that our child’s education is the greatest gift we can give them. Yet a public school teacher’s salary is among the lowest in our communities and is on the decline. A teacher will earn 23% less than a similarly educated peer in another field.¹ Modern-day education is designed not to enlighten and to enrich, but to delay workforce entry and to bridge the gap until more senior citizens retire, keeping unemployment numbers down. As of 2018, college student debt has risen to $1.47 trillion², above credit card and car loan debt, and is owed by 18% of American households which is more than half of those who complete a degree program. While our global economy has grown, wages and incomes have stagnated and debt has skyrocketed. The return on investment just isn’t there. It’s time to take control of our futures and to educate our children in a way that increases their security, their resources, and their significance. The public school student-to-teacher ratio is 26:1³ which means most will barely survive the experience. Homeschooling doesn’t just level the playing field, it stacks the deck in favor of your child.

What is PIQ Living and What Does It Mean?

PIQ is an acronym for “Performance IQ” and we pronounce it /pēk/, like “peak.” Our organization is rooted in the mission to help families, individuals, and even small businesses to be their best, not only in their own eyes, but in the eyes of others.
 
The term is especially meaningful since we relocated our business, founded in 2003, to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. PIQ to us means to climb to the top and, with leadership, to take others along with us for the journey. A well-lived life is about the journey and about stopping to enjoy the moments, hence the picture frame in our logo. We aim to help our customers make more moments count and to stop and enjoy those moments along the way.
9 Reasons for PIQ Homeschooling
Why PIQ Homeschooling?

At some point, people stopped making comments like “Your kids are amazing. They know so much, do so much, and yet, they are so social.” Instead, they started asking questions like “What are you guys doing differently?”

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Introducing Content Packs!
PIQ Homeschool™ Packs

PIQ Homeschool content is divided into easy-to-digest content packs that are organized and grouped by subject matter. Each content pack contains 10 stackable lessons allowing for a single homeschool parent to teach the same topic with varying age-appropriate segments for teaching multiple children at a time.

PIQ Homeschooling
How It Works
PIQ Homeschooling
How It Works

Delivery of 1 new lesson each week for 10 weeks!

Plus, these two new options coming soon!

Delivery of 1 new lesson each week for 10 weeks!

Plus, these two new options coming soon!

More about our program
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Immersive and Applied Knowledge?

When a child first learns a language, they learn through visually immersive association. A parent or teacher points to an object that we associate as having the color of red and says, “Red.” Or they point to a four-legged, ball-chasing mammal and say, “Dog.”

The reason most people struggle with a foreign language then later in life is because the teaching shifts away from immersive association and towards casual, indirect association. Learning “rouge” in French, a teacher would likely just say “Rouge is French for red,” or “Red is rouge.” The student may never even see the color which proves association to be challenging or even impossible.

Applied knowledge then, using this same analogy, would involve processing how many colors a person should know in order to function in a lifestyle that they would enjoy. For most people, it is quite enough to know that the primary color used in this page is “orange,” but our printer prefers to know that it is indeed, Pantone® P 45-7 C, while still others in the paint industry might refer to it as “Ogor Odor.” So what you learn then should depend on how you want to represent and apply yourself, shouldn’t it?

I for one see no point of a future, field-practicing veterinarian taking calculus courses. However, since many are self-employed, they would be wise to learn business math.

What is Stackable Content?

One of the greatest challenges of homeschooling families is trying to mask themselves as a multi-faceted, layered, public school. Homeschooling is most efficient however when the content is stacked in such a way that students of all ages can learn at the same time. Stacking therefore allows us to teach the same topic on the same day to different age groups, while still maintaining space to explore the topic at different levels.

An elementary student may learn about the American Revolutionary War, the general time frame it took place, and the general crisis that led to the claim and fight for independence. An older student prepping for college though would do well to learn who the key stakeholders were, their personal and psychological motivations, and what they stood to gain. A collegiate-level student prepping for a career and life may do well to learn the social conditions that presented themselves leading to this conflict, where those events have repeated in history, and how to recognize and avoid them in the future.

About us
How This Started
 

We’ve always set ourselves apart from other families. Not always intentionally, usually just through our life choices. We started homeschooling back when familys still thought outliers like us were crazy and ruining our kids forever. Of course, they were mistaken.

RVing in the “wild” in Cottonwood, Arizona
The symbol of what mentoring others means to me.
RVing in the “wild” in Cottonwood, Arizona
The symbol of what mentoring others means to me.