OUR STUDIOS

Empowered Minds Academy’s studios are a blend of the old and the new – a return to the one-room community-centered schoolhouses – with the best of modern technology and 21st century organizational design.

In a tightly knit community bound by shared mission, promises and accountability, young people develop deep friendships and the skills to keep them for the long run.

Spark Studio

Ages 4 – 6

A TIME TO DEVELOP KINDNESS, CURIOSITY & INDEPENDENCE

Spark Studio is a Montessori-inspired environment of whole child development: cognitive, physical, emotional, and social. Children in Spark learn and discover through play and exploring natural interests. The Spark Studio also builds foundations of reading, goal setting and independent learning skills that prepare young people to thrive in the Discovery Studio.

Discovery Studio

Ages 7 – 10

A TIME DEVELOP A DEEP LOVE OF LEARNING & BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

In Discovery, learners build a foundation of learning and discovery through personalized Core Skills, exploratory Quest projects, and play. Core Skills – reading, writing, math and computer science – are self-paced and mastery-based using adaptive technology. Students explore the arts, sciences, history and natural world through hands-on projects each afternoon. Simulations require teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity. Meanwhile, plenty of free play binds the community together and builds problem solving and collaboration. Basic reading skills are a requirement for joining this studio.

Journey Studio

Ages 11 – 13

A TIME TO TRULY WORK HARD, PRACTICE INTENTIONALITY, & DEVELOP REAL WORLD SKILLS

In Journey Studio, learners begin to embark into the real world, with the thrilling opportunities and responsibility that come with it, including apprenticeships each year with heroes in the community. As young people grow into adolescence, their impact multiplies. Now, projects have real clients, skills are developed with rigor, and discussions embrace a new maturity. Journey Studio offers a higher level of freedom, as well as a safe place to test your limits, failing early, cheaply, and often.

Launchpad

Ages 14+

A TIME TO DISCOVER A NEXT STEP AND LAUNCH OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH A VISION AND A CALLING THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD.

Launchpadders get ready for real-world success by gaining valuable skills, mastering them through apprenticeships, and launching real startups, businesses and projects – whether that’s in business, science, humanities, or the arts. Apprenticeships increase in length and complexity, so by the time a young person leaves Launchpad they have a portfolio of real-world work to prove what they can do.

EMPOWERED MINDS ACADEMY IS EDUCATION REIMAGINED, REINVENTED, and DESIGNED FOR THE 21st CENTURY.

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