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 your most precious gifts and talents until you 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.
Your 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.”
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.
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.
Acton Academy runs eleven months a year, typically with five to seven week “sprints” followed by a week off.
Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $10,551 payable in eleven monthly installments of $959. There is a $1,000 non-refundable enrollment fee upon acceptance. A small number of need-based scholarships are available annually but are already distributed for this year. (Tuition is subject to annual increases.)
In order to protect the learning environment of our Eagles, we do not offer tours or have meetings on campus during the school day; however, we do typically offer tours at 3:45pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We also have two Open Houses each year, and we encourage anyone interested in meeting our guides or seeing our studios to attend.
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If you're willing to
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work hard and challenge yourself