Your child is destined to be a world-changer
Acton Academy Southwest Austin is a revolutionary learner driven school serving elementary ages.
Do you believe your child has the potential to change the world?
Do you believe learning to do and learning to be are more important than textbooks alone?
Do you believe in a closely connected family of lifelong learners?
Then perhaps Acton Academy is for you and your family.
A 21st century school in Southwest Austin
We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.
Acton Academy Southwest Austin is part of the Acton Academy network –a network of true learner-driven micro schools started in Austin in 2009– and considered by many to be a leading model of K-12 innovation in the United States.
We believe it is the most nurturing, deep-learning, student-centered learning environment in the world, and we're thrilled to share it with intentional families in our community.
At Acton Academy Southwest Austin, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.
Learn to Do
What skills do you need to change the world? Every day we're standing in the shoes of doctors, designers, presidents, and builders, learning the skills and tools that heroes have mastered. We call it a Quest.
Learn to Learn
The world is changing fast. The skills of tomorrow aren't the skills of today. Take with you a DIY toolbox of curiosity, grit, trial-and-error, joy, and perseverance. You've confronted new things before. You can learn anything.
Learn to Be
No other accomplishment matters unless you've built a life you're proud of. Have you become a good person? What relationships have you nurtured? What habits have become part of your character?
What Makes Acton Academy Southwest Austin Different?
Rows of desks and a teacher at the blackboard
Memorization and testing of rules and facts
Report card measures your success
One teacher lectures to many students
Worksheets just like our grandparents used
School like a factory with bells, shifts, and one-size-fits-all
Acton Academy Southwest Austin
Work collaboratively like at Google or Facebook
Learn real skills and apply them in projects
Set personalized goals then transparently track progress
Everyone's a teacher; everyone's a student
Professional tools for art, engineering, and storytelling; Cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
School like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination you care about
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Find out if Acton Academy Southwest Austin is the right fit for your family:
Hi, I'm Jeff Couvillon. 👋
I'm Community Champion at Acton Academy Southwest Austin
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