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K-9 STEAM School

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: October 18 and November 15, 2019 February 7 and March 6, 2020 June 16 and… 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

Inside, Outside: Linking in-class content to real world issues and innovations

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera Jake, age 13, sits and experiments with circuitry and Arduino, figuring out how to connect and code in his “Robotic Bling” hands-on elective class. The 10-week course occurs once a week for 2 hours,… 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

Middle school students bring a modular classroom to life

“It’s really cool to see this built…and real!” The excitement and pride was palpable as students, teachers, and parents gathered on a sunny morning in June. Behind them, brightly colored ribbons – awaiting the ceremonial cutting – surrounded… Read More

Parents to Acera: our kids are the best versions of themselves!

Ten years ago, the Acera team set out to nurture the problem solvers, creative thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. Guided by its core values of community, openness, curiosity, innovation, integrity, and leadership, the school has evolved from an… Read More