Learning Design

Learning Design

At Heroes Academy, our children learn in a collaborative studio of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with their own differentiated learning plan and inspires them through real-world projects and experiences. Our Learner Driven Community puts children at the center of their learning, allowing them to create and maintain personal goals and relational covenants, as they Learn to Learn, Learn to Do, and Learn to Be.

Learn to Know


Self-paced mastery of reading, writing and math skills. Our learners use a blend of hands-on and online learning tools.

Learn to Do


Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

Learn to Learn


Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.

Learn to Be


The Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
"My kids love going to school everyday because Acton is built to help them find their voice, take charge of their education, and practice collaboration and self management with a fun group of peers that is truly a community."

The Hero's Journey

Learning at Heroes Academy is an invitation to a Hero's Journey. We believe that each of us has a special calling in life, and a series of trials and tests that must be faced with integrity and purpose, in order to live a life of meaning. Our mission is to prepare everyone for his or her special journey.

"The thought of a learning environment that incorporates active learning, includes all the senses, and emphasizes a pursuit personalized to your individual gifts, sounds amazing. What kid doesn't deserve that?"

Results

  • A love of learning As one parent described: "Our daughter loves learning at Acton. She can’t wait to share her day the moment she jumps into the car. I’m so grateful to see a love for learning come back into her eyes."
  • Above Average Core Academic Skills Over the 10+ years of Acton Academy's history we've seen an average of 2.5 grade levels per year growth on the IOWA standardized test.
  • Agency and Leadership Acton students ask great questions, are curious about the world around them, and are pursuing a calling that will change the world.
  • Happier Families Through Family Plans and the Hero's Journey, Acton provides a structure that brings families closer together and creates unity and purpose.

Hi, I'm Jake Thompson. 👋

I'm Head of School at Heroes Academy

We are now enrolling:
PreK through 12th grade.

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