Our Philosophy of Learning
A Learner Driven Community
Students create and sign a Contract of Promises describing how each individual will act and the consequences for violating community norms.
Mentor teams encourage younger and older students to listen, affirm, set goals and hold each other accountable.
“Learn to Be” badges that celebrate character and completing leadership challenges.
21st Century Learning
The latest in educational tools and technology for self paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills.
Deep Socratic discussions about heroes, history and self governance to hone critical thinking skills and the ability to powerfully think, write and speak.
Hands-on project based Quests to master the tools and skills needed to solve problems in the real world.
Written promises and covenants that form a tightly bound community of individuals learning to form authentic friendships and honestly resolve interpersonal problems.
Experience “A Day In The Life”
The education our son is receiving is so far beyond any traditional school experience he has had thus far. Acton is providing our child with “real world” skills that will be necessary for him to not only thrive and excel in his education, but also to identify what would be a meaningful, purposeful path for his future.Wendy M. — Parent
Ascent Academy Discovery (Upper Elementary) School Students have preferred seats if they make the choice of continuing on to the Middle School Studio at Acton Academy Austin (the original campus)