A Day at Heroes Academy

A day in our studios is marked by creativity within constraints: large blocks of time for work and play with clear but broad guardrails, equipping young people to manage their time, set goals, and track progress. As learners demonstrate their readiness, they earn more freedom and responsibility. Mornings are reserved for Core skills and afternoons are for hands-on projects with integrated time to reflect, think deeply, and connect with peers. Within each work block, students choose from a broad range of work options based on their personal goals, passions and commitments.

Step into a day in the life at Acton Academy:

“Our son has never been happier. He is excited about learning and has formed wonderful friendships. Most importantly, we’ve seen so much growth in his ability to work through challenges.”

Daily Schedule

8:00 Arrival/Free Time
8:30 Morning Launch
8:45 Core Skills - Reading, Writing, Math
11:00 Journaling/Reflections
11:30 Lunch/Free time
12:45 Afternoon Launch
1:00 Quest/Project
2:40 Personal and Studio Cleanup
3:00 Close
3:15 End of Day
Our Learner-Driven Communities are run mostly by our students, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know.”

A Learner-Driven Community

Our Learner Driven Communities are run mostly by our learners, where closely connected families of lifelong learners are bound by clear covenants; and “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know.”.

  • 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.

Hi, I'm Jake Thompson. 👋

I'm Head of School of Heroes Academy.

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