Elementary Studio

Your Audition

Dear <blank value>,

Welcome to your Beatrice Christian Academy audition for <blank value>.

Your audition will have three steps.

Step 1: Take the Quiz - Done! Congratulations

Step 2: Do Your Research and decide if Beatrice Christian Academy is right for your family.

Step 3: Decide if it's the right time for your child to begin their Hero's Journey at Beatrice Christian Academy.

Step 2

  • First, devour the Acton Academy Website; drink deeply from the Acton Academy Elementary school blog and Parent blog.

    We also ask you to read Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich or to watch Jeff Sandefer's TEDx talk.

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

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

    Second, answer the following:

  • Third,

    Four types of parents struggle at Beatrice Christian Academy in ways that are not helpful for their families:

    1. Those who treasure social prestige and really prefer a traditional education.
    2. Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossip 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.

    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, we’d like to ask you to submit a two minute video describing 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.