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SILICON VALLEY

THE HERO'S JOURNEY

Learn more about what we mean by a Hero's Journey, and how children launch their own while at Acton Academy.

VIDEOS

LATEST ARTICLES

01.

Why Social and Emotional Learning and Employability Skills Should Be Prioritized in Education

Casel.org

02.

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses, by Joshua Davis

Wired.com

03.

Creating Innovators, by Erica Swallow

Forbes.com

04.

It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children, by Benjamin Stecher

Futurisim.com

05.

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World, by Will Minton

Edutopia.com

06

The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical, by Salman Khan

ScientificAmerican.com

07

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids, by Carol S. Dweck

ScientificAmerican.com

08

Let Children Take Risks, by Lenore Skenazy

Spectator.co.uk

09

The Key to Raising a Happy Child, by Cory Turner

NPR.org

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READY TO APPLY?

What to expect

The online application process is pretty straight-forward and can be completed in under 30 mins. Upon submission our Admissions Department will reach out to schedule the shadow day & family interview.

Our Online Application Process is operated by TADS.

BOOKS

Courage to Grow

By Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Austin

Unschooling Rules

By Clark Aldrich (foreword by Jeff Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Austin)

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

By Sal Khan

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

By Sir Ken Robinson

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck

The Self-Driven Child

By William Stixrud, PhD & Ned Johnson

A More Beautiful Question

By Warren Berger

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed

By Howard Gardner 

Work Rules!

By Laszlo Bock

Lifelong Kindergartener

By Mitchel Resnick

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

By Sir Ken Robinson

The Test

by Anya Kamenetz

ACTON IN THE NEWS

A Conversation with Peter Diamandis

(Youtube): Reinventing Education (5/12/2020)

Unschooling Thrivenomics. Episode 10: How to Launch a Hero's Journey

Jeff Sandefer, Co-Founder of Acton Academy (6/15/2020)

The Essential 11. Episode 45

Heroes of Education (6/15/2020)

One of Education's Best Examples Of A Learner - Driven Community

Driven Community (6/21/2018)

Disrupting Education, a Master Apprentice Approach

SXSWedu - Jeff Sandefer (3/7/2013)

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