This idea of resilience is built right into Acton Academy’s mission. If children understand what their purpose – calling – is then they will not be lost when life becomes murky. They will move forward.
If you haven’t had a chance to have a nice, long conversation with Heather Staker, you may want to add that to your “to do” list for this fall. (She’ll be a bit busy this summer as she welcomes her new baby into the world next week!)
While we paused and celebrated at a staff retreat during this last break, we also looked to the future and said, “Yes. This is the right thing to do for the world and for each child.”
Middle School is where young people rapidly start owning their education. Middle school is the perfect time to develop intellect and character while gaining a deeper sense of self and the real world. Students have a broad palette of topics to study and pair in-depth academic exploration with real-world connections to experts and local apprenticeships. Middle School is about deepening a passion for individual subjects while broadening your understanding of yourself and your future.