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Our 2019 Annual Report

By Courtney Dickinson We are celebrating the ten year mark of our school!  I write this sitting in the middle of our Commons. I hear conversation threads emerging from math classes – discussions about existentialism and universal quantifiers,… Read More

Join us for Acera’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night!

Join us on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6:30-9:30 pm for Acera’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night to benefit the Reed Hollett Enrichment Scholarship Fund!   Acera’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night for adults only (pizza, beer and wine will be… Read More

Scenes from Acera School’s Museum Walk

Creativity was on display at Acera’s annual December Museum Walk! Students displayed the computer games, living wall, robotics, bioplastic sculptures, woodshop constructions, artistic mobiles and comedy skills developed during Creativity Mornings this fall. Well done, students – we’re… Read More

Math students reinvent Acera’s Annual Fund tracker

When students in Ms. Nic’s math class studied the Acera Annual Fund tracking poster in the school’s lobby, they weren’t satisfied with its accuracy and scale. The kids came up with a better one, using their math skills… Read More

AceraEI offers free workshops for public school science teachers

Acera’s Education Innovation Initiative (AceraEI) is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Life Sciences Change Agent Teacher (LSCAT) Workshop series! Gene Editing with CRISPR: February 7 & March 6, 2020 June 24 & 26, 2020   The Human Microbiome:… Read More

Measuring what matters at school

By Courtney Dickinson What indicates a school’s success? Is it simply a standardized test score, like MCAS?  It isn’t. The decades-long standardized testing movement has failed to close the equity gap in education, which was its entire intent…. Read More

Scientific thinking and creative problem solving in action

The Pyne Arts first grader wasn’t satisfied with the results of her first experiment. “I added a big water and a big glue the first time, and I did three small Borax,” she noted, having written her first… Read More

Scenes from the 2019 Innovator Symposium

On Thursday, October 24, Acera School buzzed with activity. In the Commons, parents and kids interacted with computers, explored soft robotics, and watched self-driving cars in action. In the Innovation Hub, they dissected flowers, took on design challenges,… Read More

Halloween Costume Parade!

There were devils and s’mores, Mario Brothers and mad scientists (of course!). Check out the amazing creativity on display during Acera’s annual Halloween Costume Parade!

Save the Date! Acera’s Innovator Symposium is October 24

What does an ocean-going robot do? What really is the secret life of bees? What does super-resolution microscopy look like? What can we learn about the earliest stages of heart disease? How can artificial intelligence help people make personal decisions? What will healing therapies… Read More