Develop healthy relationships with others in their community
View every setback as a learning experience
Become a lifelong learner and independent thinker
These parents’ children are thriving at Acton Buckhead
“One of my favorite parts of the Acton Buckhead program is the concept of “Learning to Learn.” We have seen first hand how powerful our child feels when they own their ability to learn and are not dependent on another person to “teach” them. They have the self confidence and tools to learn anything.”
What makes Acton Buckhead different from a traditional K-12 school?
We’re a learner-driven community. That means students – not teachers or administrators – make the big decisions about how they learn.
When families join the Acton community, their children embark upon a self-paced learning journey. On this journey, children develop core academic skills while solving real-world problems and discovering their greatest gifts.
We call this experience the Hero’s Journey. It’s defined by ongoing quests that help your child become a lifelong learner who embraces challenges, learns from setbacks, and celebrates success with a motivating community of peers.
At Acton, we have:
Guides, not teachers:
Instead of answering questions, adult facilitators greet every question with a new question. This Socratic approach encourages learners to make their own discoveries.
Games, not grades:
Instead of letter grades or standardized tests, every learner works toward badges in core academic skills. A gamified learning approach culminates in public portfolios and exhibitions where students display what they’ve learned.
Every student in our learning community signs a Contract of Promises that defines community standards, how each member will behave, and lays out consequences for violating those standards.
With their peers, each student learns to set goals, hold themselves and others accountable, and affirm every community member’s contributions toward established objectives.
Our unique learning environment motivates your child to love learning.
Mixed-age learning studios encourage students to mentor and be mentored.
Badges, portfolios, and exhibitions replace high-stakes testing.
Problem-solving quests teach core skills through doing, not rote exercises.
Guides, not teachers, use the Socratic method to encourage self-discovery.
Students have the freedom to learn at their pace, not the school or the state’s pace.
Gamified projects and apprenticeships replace traditional top-down learning.
Your family is going to love our non-traditional Atlanta school
Show your child what it’s like to truly love learning.