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.”
Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.
Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.
The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
Head of School
Matt is a long time educator, having worked as a teacher, administrator, and athletic director in public and private schools at the K-12 level. He has also been involved in higher education as a corporate trainer, consultant, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker for schools including Stanford, Sacramento State, and William Jessup University, among others.
After being a featured at TEDx Santa Cruz in 2015, he quickly became a highly sought after keynote speaker for companies such as Honeywell, Gray TV, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Jack Henry Group.
Once Matt discovered the power of the Hero’s Journey that Acton Academy offered, he was compelled by a vision of bringing that type of community to the Placer County area. Acton Academy Placer will open its doors in the Fall of 2017 to a thriving tribe of heroes that will find their calling, and change the world.
Acton Academy Placer is located in:
To be announced soon...
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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.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, we will accept ages 5 through 14. For future academic years, we will serve first grade through high school.