Being an Acton parent means joining your child as they define what their education, what their life will look like. It’s different, it’s challenging, and it’s new. But nothing is more rewarding than seeing your little one grow into a curious, driven, lifelong learner.


As you navigate what it means and what it looks like to be the parent of an Acton Eagle, you will without a doubt run into challenges as your learner continues to grow in an educational environment that is radically different from that of a monotonous standardized school. Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Main Campus in Austin, curates an incredibly insightful blog, Acton Academy Parents, which offers insight, guidance, and affirmation as you continue your hero’s journey alongside your learner.

Additionally, Laura published a book titled Courage to Grow that speaks to the Acton Method, explores the origins of Acton Academy, and dives into how parents and families adapt to learners whose education uplifts them. You can order a free copy to be sent to you via mail with the below form:

As we continue through the rest of our 2021-22 academic year, please reference our Yearly Calendar for insight on important dates, breaks, and events. A regularly-updated list of upcoming events and dates can be found below the calendar.

Session 6 Events:
– We’ll have an Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 22nd
– Our second whale-watching field trip will take place on Friday, April 29th
Casino Day, part of our Gaming Quest, will take place on Friday, May 6th
– Our Session 6 Exhibition will take place on Thursday, May 19th at 3:30 PM
– Our last day of the session is Friday, May 20th but make sure not to bring school supplies, we’ll be going on a field trip to the pier!

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