Private education is becoming popular among most parents. This is because of many reasons, including the low student-to-teacher ratio which is around 11.9 students per teacher, lower than the average 16.2 in public schools. As a result, schools like Acton Academy are receiving an influx of students from different walks of life. Acton Academy is a network of private schools that comprises more than a hundred academies globally. Here are some of the interesting things you might want to know about Acton Academy.
What Is Acton Academy All About?
While Action Academy might sound like a regular network of private schools, there are several things that set it apart from other private schools. The academy aims to inspire every student who enters its doors to find their calling and change the world. As a result, the academy doesn’t just focus on teaching knowledge to students. Instead, Acton inspires students to learn how to be, how to do, and how to learn on their own.
Studios at Acton Academy
You will also find that because of the academy’s unique learn-by-doing approach, the classes are a bit different from what you might expect. In fact, the classes are not known as classes, but rather they are called studios. These studios are quite pleasant and inviting environments where students mainly learn by doing. Also, instead of grouping students by grade and age, the classes (studios) are multi-aged. This means that each elementary class will have a mixture of students, some in kindergarten all the way up to the 6th grade. On the other hand, all high school students will also be grouped together, with 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th-grade students in the same studio.
Guidance at Acton Schools
Another unique thing about these schools is that there are no teachers. By now, you are probably wondering how students (also known as eagles) learn if there are no teachers to supervise them. Well, it’s quite simple. Instead of teachers, Acton schools have guides. The role of these guides is to guide eagles, not teach them. So, where you might expect students to be asking teachers questions, this is not the case at Acton schools. Guides are not allowed to answer eagle questions. Instead, guides help eagles to ask each other and help each other share knowledge and learn.
These are some of the most interesting things about Acton schools. These schools leverage technology a lot, and this enables eagles to master the tools and skills needed to solve real-world problems. Also, Acton’s learn by doing is one of the reasons why it produces successful students.