Now that you know a little about us and our many children, it is no wonder we have high hopes for the education and discipleship of our kids.
Both of our families have been homeschooling but despite the many joys and strengths of homeschooling, we wanted more. As we have been doing life together and searching for the best way to educate our children, we stumbled across Acton Academy, a school launched by Laura and Jeff Sandefer in Austin, Texas, and read Laura’s book, Courage to Grow.
Laura and Jeff’s words spoke to our dreams for our families in a profound and unique way that resonated deeply with our Christian worldview. And we’re not the only ones: Their school in Austin has spawned over 200 other affiliates across the globe, but sadly none were in Colorado.
Their approach to education is unique. It’s exciting. And it has achieved for many other children the three big things we want for our own kids.
We want them to grow in wonder for the things of God.
We want them to grow in community with God and others.
And we want them to grow to serve the world around them by finding their calling.
When we saw that, we knew we had to start an Acton Academy affiliate in our community, and we embarked on that journey in May of 2018.
Journey Academy launched in the fall of 2019 with a small group of mixed-age elementary students in one learning studio and a small group of middle school students in another learning studio. We chose to start quite small so we could build a strong culture of responsible, curious, and self-governed students that would help lay the foundation for future growth and multiplication. Our school has grown to include more than fifty-five families and over one hundred students.
If what you are reading resonates with you, please reach out to us to see if we can link arms on this adventure together.
We are thankful you are here to learn more about Journey Academy, and we hope to get to know you soon!
Blessings in Jesus,
Scott & Andie Davidson
Aaron & Merinda Voorhees