Your child is destined to be a world-changer
Acton Academy Amador helps students ages 5-14 discover and grow their unique strengths — because the world needs them.
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 Amador County, California
We believe that each young person who enters our doors is a hero destined to change the world.
Acton Academy Amador 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.
Acton Academy Amador serves families from Jackson, Ione, Plymouth, Sutter Creek, Amador City, Mokelumne Hill, Pioneer, Pine Grove, West Point, Volcano, San Andreas, Rancho Murieta, as well as Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado Counties.
At Acton Academy Amador, we believe that learning to do, learning to be, and learning to learn are more important than memorization alone – learning to know.
What Makes Acton Academy Amador 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 Amador
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