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K-9 STEAM School

Creating a Community Across Classrooms

In a year of hybrid – or even fully remote – learning, Ms. Deborah and Ms. Anastasia used stories to create authentic connections between their classrooms.

Science, Perspective & the Study of Why

A hallmark of Acera is the ability for teachers and students and follow their curiosity. In this video, Acera’s Lab Sciences Specialist Michael Hirsch shares how one student’s question sparked a new science elective.

Heroes, Villains and the Roman Empire

Kids need a safe context to discuss ideas around governance, power, hierarchy, conquest and colonialism, culture, and identity – themes that regularly surface in novel ways in modern social and political discourse, but have been central to the… Read More

Introducing…Acera High School!

By Courtney Dickinson We are pilot-testing a 9th & 10th high school classroom next school year! We have hired a phenomenal teacher and have a growing group of 9th and 10th grade students who have enrolled as our… 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

Save the date: Love to Learn is back!

Join us on May 8 for Acera School’s annual Spring fundraising event featuring musician (& Acera parent) Jacques Schwarz-Bart! Register for Love to Learn Hear from our teachers about some of the projects from this past school year… 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

Acera’s Third Annual Trivia Night is February 4th!

Join us on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 7:30-9:30 pm for Acera’s VIRTUAL Trivia Night! All proceeds benefit the Reed Hollett Enrichment Scholarship Fund. Invite your non-Acera friends for an evening “in” for a good cause! Acera’s third… Read More