Learning at Acton Academy Las Cruces

LEARN TO LEARN

Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.

LEARN TO DO

Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

LEARN TO BE

The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

Work Hard

Work on difficult real world Quests. Learn to calculate, write and think more deeply.

Have Fun

Surrounded by friends who will support and challenge you.

Find A Calling

Through exploring gifts, passions and apprenticeships so you can change the world

Core Skills

Mastering Reading, Writing, Math, and Civilization using computer simulations and intense Socratic Discussions.

Quest

Competing and collaborating in a game-like series of real world projects to learn 21st Century Skills.

Apprenticeships

Experimenting with entrepreneurs, scientists and community leaders,honing your most precious gifts and talents until you find a “calling” in life.

Children’s Business Fair coming Spring 2017

 

A school for the 21st Century

  • *  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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Measuring Mastery

Earn Badges to Prove you’ve mastered new skills

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.

 

Personalized Tools:

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Let’s Get Inspired

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SAL KHAN

Founder of Khan Academy visiting Action Academy.

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SUGATA MITRA

Founder of School In The Cloud visiting Action Academy.

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JEFF SANDEFER

Action co-founder Jeff Sandefer on reimagining learning in the 21st Century.

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