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Managing election interest – and angst – at school

By Kim Machnik Any election year is a major event in the life of a school. At its best, an election is electrifying. It is an opportunity to witness the democratic process in real time, critically engage with… 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

Try It Out Week is back October 26-30

Kids can try out virtual classes in programming, robotics, role play, and the arts for just $10/day Is your child passionate about programming, science, or role-playing games? Curious about cooking, robotics, or the arts? During the week of… Read More

Welcome back, Acera students!

Check out the welcome back messages from the new and returning Acera faculty and staff. We’re all so happy to see you!

Acera: an actively anti-racist school

Our commitment to being an actively anti-racist school Acera recognizes that systemic racism affects all levels of society, including our school. We take a proactive role in making a more equitable and just world.  We welcome the national… Read More

Acera School launches diversity scholarship program

August 21, 2020 (WINCHESTER, Massachusetts) – Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership has established a new scholarship program to increase student diversity.  According to the National Science Foundation, underrepresented minority students received 22% of all… Read More

Virtual After School Enrichment begins September 8!

Is your child passionate about programming, theater, science, or role-playing games? Are they curious about culinary arts, robotics, or photoshop? Acera’s suite of substantive, hands-on virtual after school enrichment programs starts September 8. Classes include perennial favorites like… Read More

Acera’s Pop Up School returns for 2020-21 school year

For parents looking for a substantive and engaging virtual learning option during the continued need for social distancing, Acera’s Pop Up School is a fully remote program open to all students in grades 4-10. Families may register for one… Read More

One response to the Covid crisis? A Pop Up School

By Courtney Dickinson  “It is Lord of the Flies, over here. I have a job, and I am not an educator.” “The assignments being sent by school do not engage my child. They don’t fit him, and they… Read More