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Save the date! Back to School Night is Sept 14

Back to School Night – Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 7:00-9:00PM – is an opportunity for parents to hear directly from their child’s Core Classroom and Specialist Teachers, as well as Acera’s Counseling Team and founder Courtney Dickinson. Topics… Read More

From the Mystic to Michigan: Acera students explore scientific and societal impacts on water

Environmental Science and Ecology Specialist Kelly Wilson and Engineering and Maker Space Specialist Tim Bilodeau share how Acera’s Watershed Investigations elective evolved from collecting data at a local river to exploring issues of water access and environmental justice.

Acera students recognized at Model UN Conference

Four students from the Acera School of Winchester earned recognition for Best Delegate, Best Negotiator, and Best Position Paper during the sixth annual Commonwealth Middle School Model UN Conference in April. The event focused on a variety of… Read More

AceraEI offers free workshops for public school science teachers

Seeking high school science teachers who want to reinvent biology class! Reboot your lab activities and earn PDPs this summer at a free training workshop covering gene editing, microbiomics & climate change Join the AceraEI Life Sciences Change… Read More

Unpacking the concepts of “hero” and “villain”

Ms. Vered’s class uncovers the motivations of “heroes and villains” while examining Julius Caesar and the dawn of the Roman Empire. Kids need a safe context to discuss ideas around governance, power, hierarchy, conquest and colonialism, culture, and… Read More

A year not “lost” but one in which students find themselves

By Kim Machnik When there’s a lull (or what passes for a lull in the cacophony of 2020) in the news cycle, and attention turns to the long term effects of the pandemic, remote schooling’s impact on children… Read More

Video: We ♥ Acera!

“We love Acera!” In this Thanksgiving video, students, faculty, and staff share what they love about being at Acera. Do you love Acera, too? Consider making a gift to our Annual Fund campaign, and tell your friends about… Read More

Video: Acera’s Adventure Playground

There’s a lot to see and do on Acera’s adventure playground. Cables for balancing. Hammocks and swings erected anew by students. Trees for climbing, with treehouse platforms; pulley systems emerge, along with elaborate imaginative games. Wheelbarrows, shovels, rope… Read More

Acera’s Michael Hirsch named educator fellow for National Public Radio’s Science Friday

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership is proud to announce that Lab Sciences Specialist Michael Hirsch has been named an Educator Fellow for Science Friday, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to… Read More

“Click or Treat!” An afternoon of remote Halloween fun for kids

Halloween activities may look different this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! Would your kids like to learn a new spooky story to tell their friends? Become a potions master? Or design and build a… Read More