Acton Academy: San Diego East
Helps young people grow their unique strengths - because the world needs them!
Our Academy was born different. It has one of the newest and most innovative (and downright coolest) learning designs in the world. Each Acton is founded by educators and parents who believe there is a better way to educate their children and help other like-minded families in their community.
Acton Academy: Where Learning is an Adventure
We combine technology and hands-on learning in a self-paced environment that fosters responsibility, goal setting, and team work. We believe that learning should be an adventure that empowers students to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.
We believe in learning through real-life experiences. Students participate in hands-on projects such as starting their own business, planting a garden, building a robot, producing a play, and giving a persuasive speech to win votes for their choice for a class pet. Each project ends in a public exhibition for young people to show what they have learned.
We believe in providing leadership opportunities to develop character. Students create and uphold a community contract, mentor younger students, and lead class activities. Socratic discussions develop critical thinkers and effective communicators. Students are encouraged to learn from failure, work hard, and produce excellence.
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"I have seen so much development in our son, just in the last few months - not just academically, but in the way he responds to adults and even his younger brother. He is also more prone to figure things out on his own rather than coming to me or his mom for everything. We love Acton and love what we are seeing in our son!"
Acton Academy: San Diego East admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the learning center. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other learning center administered programs.