It is a school for the 21st century with…
It’s a place where students discover their unique abilities with which they can impact the world for Christ.
Journey Academy is affiliated with Acton Academy, a global network of learner-driven schools.
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We believe all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ Jesus (Col. 2:3). As a result, we are building a culture where students are free to explore these treasures and cultivate their own personal faith.
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, students have opportunities to build real-life skills.
We believe the learning experience is much richer when the teacher (called a “Guide”) offers insightful questions and facilitates hands-on learning. Guides use the Socratic method, always responding to students’ questions with new questions.
Our students take ownership of their education and their peer relationships by agreeing together on rules of conduct, budgeting their own time, and working amongst themselves to solve problems. They learn to think independently, take responsibility, and embrace challenges.
Beginning in middle school, our students will obtain apprenticeships in a field about which they are passionate. They will intern with doctors, entrepreneur bakers, plumbers, attorneys, and graphic designers in order to gain real-world skills and learn at the feet of a master.
Using the incredible eLearning tools now available, we are able to provide the rigor needed for learning math, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar in about 90 minutes each day, while freeing up the rest of the day for engaging, project-based, collaborative learning.
We encourage our students to develop personal virtues such as
honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy.
Armed with purpose, good character, and a biblical worldview, we believe our students
will launch into adulthood prepared to find their calling and change the world for Christ.
We do. We believe that a hero is an ordinary person who sees a need and acts creatively and bravely to shape events to meet that need, not shying away from obstacles to be overcome.
A hero gets up when she falls down, accepts responsibility, and keeps going when the task is hard.
Every hero is on a journey. Every hero faces trials and tests on her journey that must be faced with integrity and purpose in order to live a satisfying and fulfilled life.
At Journey Academy, our goal is to prepare each learner for that Hero’s Journey.