Step 2

First, dig deep into the Acton Academy Website, including the Acton Academy Elementary  School blog and Parent blog. We also ask you to read Courage to Grow by Laura Sandefer, Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich or watch Jeff Sandefer's TEDx talk.

You may also be interested in the following books and TED talks:

1. Sugata Mitra TED Talk  
2. Sal Kahn TED talk
3. The Talent Code  by Daniel Coyle
4. NurtureShock  by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
5. A Thomas Jefferson Education  by Oliver DeMille
6. One World Schoolhouse  by Sal Khan

Second answer the following:

Childs Name
Childs Name
1. Those who believe the only path to higher education or success is through a traditional education model and believe that platform is a better fit for their student. 2. Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossips and criticize, no matter what. 3. Those who aren't sure their child is ready yet for the responsibility and struggles --and occasional tears -- of truly independent learning (and may be right.) 4. Those who are not committed to a Hero's Journey for themselves. This means that you must trust that learning through challenges, failures and successes are required to develop the grit and determination that every Hero possesses. Given how far you have come in this process, it is unlikely any of these apply to you or your spouse. But because talking to others in your former educational community is an important part of our audition process, please describe how being in our community might play a part in your personal Hero's Journey and how a teacher/principal at your child's school or a close friend would honestly and frankly describe how you and your spouse might soar and struggle as a parent in a non-traditional educational format.

Your Audition
in 3 Steps

Step 1: Take a short quiz.

Step 2: Do your research and work on your formal entry. 

Step 3 : Complete your entry, include a short video of your child reading.