What if the purpose of school was to guide children to change the world?

Our mission is to guide each child to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can find a calling and change the world.

A TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

Beatrice Christian Academy joins a growing network of Acton Academy Schools worldwide. We join teams throughout the world who won the right to open a new wave of Acton Academies to build on the success of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas . Watch a video about how Acton is transforming education.

A SCHOOL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Let's teach for mastery — not test scores

A TED talk by Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, and Acton Academy visitor.

Bring on the learning revolution!

In this TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning.

A tour of Acton Academy

An inside look at the Acton Academy studio.

WHAT MAKES ACTON ACADEMY SO DIFFERENT?

01. Acton Academy uses the latest technology in a self-paced learning environment that is designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork. Acton students are empowered to thrive in a world that needs independent, motivated thinkers and learners.

02. We believe children learn best by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, creating a tidepool habitat, playing a musical instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot, Acton students are building real-life skills in the classroom every day.

03. We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (“Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions. This exchange hones students’ critical thinking skills.

04. Acton Academy is “student led.” This means young people take ownership of their education and peer relationships. Acton students learn to think independently, take responsibility and embrace challenge. They are being prepared to bring their own unique genius to the world.

05.  We believe in the power of apprenticeships. Beginning in middle school, our students obtain summer internships in a field they are passionate about. Acton students have interned with doctors, entrepreneur bakers, plumbers, attorneys and graphic designers. What will your child choose?

06. We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness and empathy. Armed with purpose and good character, we believe our students will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world.

WHY WE'RE
STARTING AN ACTON

A letter from Amy Weichel,
Parent and Founder of Beatrice Christian Academy.

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We are excited to start an Acton Academy in Beatrice that will free children from the constraints of traditional schooling and allow children to grow intellectually at their own pace with the help of their peers. This will also provide an educational environment that will help our children and other students maintain their divergent thinking and encourage the growth mindset. The Acton Academy model will provide a setting that will allow students to see the benefits of their challenges and failures and grow from them rather than being fearful of failing. This will also give students in our community the opportunity to pursue a Christian education through high school. We hope that your family will consider joining us on this journey.

Beatrice Christian Academy, Inc. Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy

Beatrice Christian Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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