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Mandy Callister, our director, invites you to apply for a position at

Acton Academy: San Diego East.


If your passion is to fuel the love of learning in others while advancing your own personal and professional growth, this is your opportunity to help reimagine education for the

21st century.


Our Audition Process

Step One: Questionnaire. Please read the job description in full as this is a unique position (not a traditional teaching job). In addition, you should begin to read "Courage To Grow" by Laura Sandefer and do some initial research on Acton Academy. If you believe that you are both qualified and interested in the position, please complete the initial questionnaire.


Step Two: Research. Read in full "Courage To Grow" by Laura Sandefer and do some research to ensure that you believe in Acton Academy: San Diego East's mission, values, and processes. In addition, please make sure that you have read the full job description.


Step Three: Writing Submission. Email your resume to Mandy ( and submit your response to reading, A Message to Garcia.


Step Four: Initial Interview. 20-minute phone/video interview.


Step Five: Case Studies. Submit responses to 3 short case studies.


Step Six: Second Interview. Full in-person interview.  


Step Seven: Guide. Invitation to lead a Socratic discussion with students.

What Is Acton Academy?

What Exactly Is The Difference Between Acton Academy And Other Schools?


Acton Academy: San Diego East is a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.


We believe students learn by doing.  Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.


We encourage our students to develop personal virtues 

such as hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.

Do you want your child to feel like life is an endless stream of opportunities?  Are you ready to learn more about Acton Academy?

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