Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!
Our promise at Acton Academy is to have students well prepared for any selective university where they can score high enough on a standardized test to gain admittance. Once your student gets over the test-taking barrier at the university of their choice, their portfolio, and critical thinking skills will be a big boost during the application and interviewing process. Most importantly, students are well prepared to shine in the real world, whether they choose to go to college full-time, part-time, or not at all.
Yes, our school is accredited through the International Association of Learner Driven Schools.
Acton is the right place for your child if they… Wish traditional school was more challenging and engaging. Enjoy doing projects around their interests, build, create, innovate, or make art. See things differently. Care about their future, want to find a calling, and want to change the world. Are kind, hardworking, and committed to doing their best.
Annual tuition is $10,000. An annual registration fee of $500 is due upon registration. We participate in several tuition credit organizations.
We provide a 21st-century learning environment using the latest in educational technology for self-paced mastery of reading, writing, elective courses, and math skills. Students are placed according to ability so that our program can meet the student right where they are. Students move on to the next level only after the content has been mastered, which ensures there are no learning gaps.
Although we do not offer formal team sports, many of our students participate in city league sports. Our school embraces a deep commitment to physical fitness and overall health awareness. Acton students explore a variety of physical activities that have ranged from boot camp, team building, and basketball.
We operate on an 11- month calendar, but our flexible program allows families to travel together during the year, without sacrificing any learning.
From charcoal drawings, soft pastel, clay, and murals, our students experience varied and unique art and music workshops.
While we expose children to the importance of mindful spirituality and stress the historical importance of Christianity to the development of Western Civilization, we do not promote any one religion.
We believe that students learn best when working with children younger and older than themselves rather than split up into groups based solely on age. In addition to an individualized curriculum, all ages of students work together in groups.
Students celebrate the mastery of tools, skills, and character by earning badges, assembling portfolios, and taking part in public exhibitions. Public exhibitions allow students to present work to experts, customers, or the public for a real-world test. Parents use our online platform JourneyTracker and school app to monitor progress in Core Skills like reading, writing, math, and character development. Electronic and hard copy Portfolios capture rough drafts, photos, videos, and other creative work. Once a year, we offer the Iowa standardized test, and you know what? Most of our students score 1-2 grade levels ahead of the national average.
As our learners grow, our school will grow with them! We plan to offer K-12 education in the near future!
1. Meet Us
Schedule a meeting to learn more about our unique school.
2. Submit Your Application
Please complete our online application.
3. Tour & Visit Day
After we receive the completed application form, your family may be invited to visit our school & shadow for a day(s). The visit day is an excellent way for us to get to know your child and allow them to experience learning at East Valley Acton Academy.
4. Admissions Decision
We will convey a preliminary decision on admission within a week after the visitor day. Admission to our school will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee and signed enrollment documents. Ensuring a good fit between each student and family with Acton is essential. For that reason, admission remains subject to review of student school records, and the discretion of the school-based on information obtained prior to the start of school.