Mastering Reading, Writing, Math, and Civilization using computer simulations and intense Socratic Discussions.
Competing and collaborating in a game-like series of real world projects to learn 21st Century Skills.
Experimenting with entrepreneurs, scientists and community leaders, honing learner's most precious gifts and talents until they find a "calling" in life.
Extraordinary people. Each focusing on a passion, learning at his or her own pace. Working hard. Playing hard. Mastering core skills while learning 21st century skills through real world projects.
WOULD YOUR CHILD RATHER ATTEND
STATE U OR STANFORD
OR LAUNCH THE NEXT GOOGLE?
Learner's accomplishments will be showcased in a series of badges that will dazzle admissions officers at top notch universities or convince employees, partners and investors to join forces in a world changing start up.
“The Acton Academy mission is to inspire each person who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world.”
What is a Hero's Journey?
We want to inspire you to use your most special gifts, in a way that brings great joy, to solve a deep burning need in the world. At Acton Academy, we call this a Hero’s Journey.
Will Acton help children get into college?
Our promise at Acton Academy is to have you well prepared for any selective university where you can score high enough on a standardized test to gain admittance.
Universities are changing so rapidly that it’s difficult to imagine what a college education will look like in ten years. Unfortunately, many colleges still place a great deal of importance on standardized tests, which are little more than IQ tests, and are difficult to improve on once you understand basic test taking tricks.
Once you get over the test taking barrier at the university of your choice, your portfolio and critical thinking skills will be a big boost during the application and interviewing process.
Most importantly, you’ll be well prepared to shine in the real world, whether you choose to go to college full time, part time or not at all.
What is the school calendar and what does Acton Academy cost?
An Acton Academy typically runs eleven months a year with five to seven week “sprints” followed by a week off. There are variations of this format across the more than 200 campuses worldwide.” The current average tuition is just over $5,000 a year and ranges from as low as free to over $30,000 annually.
May I take a tour?
In order to protect the learning environment of our Eagles, most Academies do not offer tours or have meetings on their campuses. The Main Campus in Austin, Texas has two Open Houses each year and we encourage anyone interested to attend to meet our guides and visit our studios.
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