We believe each child who enters Empowered Minds Academy will find a calling that changes the world. Our role, as guides, is to equip Panthers to become independent learners who find great joy in learning, in a tight knit community that upholds the highest standards of excellence.
Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare Panthers for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.
The S/Hero’s Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.
The latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of math, spelling, and reading.
Lots of time to nurture a genuine love for reading books, and sacred time to use the writing process to write with a purpose.
Deep discussions about sheroes and 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.
“Perhaps we’ll never know how far the path can go, how much a human being can truly achieve, until we realize that the ultimate reward is not a gold medal but the path itself.” – George Leonard
The badge system helps Panthers set goals and track progress and milestones. Earning a badge indicates mastery of a topic or goal. Badges offer clear guidelines and examples of the type of work required and freedom for Panthers to explore individual interests.
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