Change the World.
Find a Calling.
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A Transformative Experience
At Empowered Minds, we move beyond the conventional tools of lectures, homework, high-stakes tests, and grades. Our learners collaborate in mixed-age studios. This flexible approach challenges each learner with their individualized learning plan, coupled with real-world projects and experiences.
Above all else, OUR MISSION is that each child that enters our doors begins a journey to discover their unique gifts and passions, and how they can be used to serve others and find a calling that will change the world.
OUR MISSION is that each child that enters our doors begins a journey to discover their unique gifts and passions, and how they can be used to serve others and find a calling that will change the world.
Your Child Will:
Begin a S/Hero’s Journey.
Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
Develop a deep respect for economic, political, and religious freedoms.
Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world, and the mysteries of life on Earth.
Discover their most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.
Your Child Will:
• Begin a S/Hero’s Journey.
• Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
• Develop a deep respect for economic, political, and religious freedoms.
• Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world, and the mysteries of life on Earth.
• Discover their most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.
We're proud to be an Acton!
Empowered Minds is one of 300+ Acton Academies around the world.
This proven model allows learners to practice and develop the skills they really need: critical thinking, group collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and problem-solving. These, along with “soft skills” like self-discipline, emotion regulation, self-awareness, and grit, position our children to tackle anything.
It’s an innovative approach to education that celebrates personal responsibility, creative freedom, and the pursuit of one’s life purpose.
What makes Empowered Minds different?
At Conventional Schools...
Grades measure success
Everyone learns the same information at the same time
Teachers assigning homework
Teachers are the authority
School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Memorization of information for test taking
At Empowered Minds...
At Empowered Minds...
Learners earn points for effort and earn badges for mastery
Learners do challenging work at their own pace
Learners teach themselves and each other
No assigned homework
Learners solve their own problems and learn to self-govern
Learning is a journey, with adventure, fellow travelers, guides, and challenges
Important discussions about becoming a hero and changing the world
Individual Learning Plans for EVERY learner
What makes Empowered Minds UNIQUE?
We believe that by un/dis-covering, reclaiming, and reconnecting with our truth – “Sankofa” – we will better understand who we were, who we are, and who we must be.
If you’d like to learn more, enjoy your copy of Laura Sandefer’s book Courage to Grow, a book about the Acton Academy story. It will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the learner-driven model and how it all works at Empowered Minds.
"Acton Academy is an invitation to a REAL LIFE Hero's Journey. The courage to say YES to the journey is the starting point for each child and parent."
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beliefs with our free info kit.
Our Non-Discrimination Policy
Empowered Minds Academy admits learners of any race, color, religion, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to learners at Empowered Minds Academy. Empowered Minds Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender expression, age, national or ethnic origin, and sexual orientation, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other school-administered programs.
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