For ages 7-11

Accomplish important work and play well with others

The Elementary Studio Eagles are independent learners who find great joy in learning, in a tight-knit community that upholds the highest standards of excellence.

Learners in the Elementary Studio

  • Ask great questions.

  • Have fun and welcome others.

  • Set and track goals.

  • Build a solid foundation in math, reading, writing, and Civilization.

  • Explore, are curious and develop a love of learning through hands-on project-based learning.

Joy + Rigor = Mastery

Embracing rigor is part of saying 'yes' to a Hero's Journey. Deep learning brings a special sense of joy, but the mastery required for a Hero's Journey goes even further, requiring commitment, discipline, and hard work toward a worthy goal.

"Our daughter loves learning at Acton. She can’t wait to share her day the moment she jumps into the car. I’m so grateful to see a love for learning come back into her eyes."

Parent at Acton Academy Main

Elementary Studio

Measuring Mastery

Young heroes celebrate the mastery of tools, skills, and character by earning badges and taking part in public exhibitions.

  • Learners use badges to track academic progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math and spelling and character development in Servant Leader Badges.

  • Young heroes deliver public exhibitions of their work at the end of each four to six week sprint.

  • Self-management and self-governance skills are measured by peer reviews at the end of each session.

Personalized tools

We believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization.

Parent at Acton Academy Austin Main

Elementary Studio

Daily Schedule

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

8:30 Drop-off / Free Time

8:50 Daily Launch (Socratic Discussion)

9:05 Core Skills

Goal setting, math, Writers' Workshop, reading, civilization discussion, "Brain Breaks" throughout

11:30 Lunch / Free Time

12:30 D.E.A.R Drop Everything And Read

1:00 Quest Launch (Socratic Discussion)

1:15 Quest

Hands-on work, team-based challenges, sciences, coding, entrepreneurship, art & music, history, report on goals.

2:45 Studio Maintenance

3:00 Closing Group (Socratic Discussion)

03:15 Pick-up

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

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