21st Century Learning
The latest in educational technology for self paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.
Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.
Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.
Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.
Learning to Learn, Do, and Be
Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by our Eagles, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know.” If learn to Learn, Learn to Do, and Learn to Learn challenges are accepted, young heroes will absorb amazing amounts of Learn to Know information - but in context, and in a way they can use and won't soon forget.
LEARNING TO LEARN
Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.
Develop the heroic habits of lifelong learners, such as:
- Curiosity to dig into new subjects and compelling questions
- Perseverance through "stuck spots" in self-paced math
- Rigor to analyze questions and facts with clarity
- Resourcefulness to find the tools, mentors, and peers that help you learn best
LEARNING TO DO
Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.
Conquer real-world challenges that matter to Eagles such as:
- Diagnose patients in the Medical Biology Quest
- Deliver a speech in the shoes of Winston Churchill
- Design a floor plan for a new Acton Academy in the Architecture Quest
LEARNING TO BE
The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
Practice warm-hearted and tough-minded character traits while searching for a calling that will change the world:
- Servant Leader Badges celebrate character milestones.
- Socratic Discussions hone critical thinking and speaking abilities.
- Relational covenants and real-world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
A Learner Driven Community
Students create and sign a Contract of Promises describing how each individual will act and the consequences for violating community norms.
Mentor teams encourage younger and older students to listen, affirm, set goals and hold each other accountable.
"Learn to Be" badges that celebrate character and completing leadership challenges.
Young heroes celebrate the mastery of tools, skills and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios and taking part in public exhibitions.
Parents use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling and character development in "Learn to Be" Badges.
Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, video and other creative work.
Public exhibitions at the end of most Quests allow young heroes to present work to experts, customers or the public for a real world test.
Do you believe your child has unique potential and deserves to find a calling?
Do you believe that learning to be and learning to do are more important than textbooks alone?
Do you believe that character still matters?
Are you looking for a more wholesome approach to your child's education?
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