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A Day in the Life

Watch a day in the life at Acton Academy Main in Austin, TX

A day in our Elementary Studio is creativity within constraints: large blocks of time for work and play with clear but broad guardrails, equipping young people to manage their time, set goals, and track progress.

21st Century Learning

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    The latest in educational technology for self paced mastery of reading, writing, and math skills.

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    Hands-on project based quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.

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    Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self-governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.

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    Professional tools for art, engineering, tech and storytelling in place of worksheets and busy work.

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    Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.

Daily Schedule

Each day is broken up into work sprints with a shared purpose or goal.*

The schedule is flexible to accommodate different learning needs and planned adventures. Students can rearrange work blocks and choose from a variety of work options based on personal goals, passions, and commitments.

* Exact times subject to change

A Learner-Driven Community

Our young heroes learn in tightly bound communities with extremely high standards of excellence, where self-management and self-governance are celebrated daily.

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    Learners create and sign a Contract of Promises describing how each individual will act and the consequences for violating community norms.

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    Running Partners and Squads encourage younger and older heroes to listen, affirm, set goals and hold each other accountable.

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    Servant Leader badges celebrate warm-hearted and tough-minded decisions that build character.

Kids working together on science experiment