from the classroom

K-9 STEAM School

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

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

Acera’s all-school day of service

On Thursday, Dec. 5, faculty and staff came together with students in the spirit of the holidays to give back to our local community. The day of service aligns with Acera’s year-long theme of Human Needs. Throughout the… 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

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

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

If your kids loved that, then they’ll enjoy this!

What a wonderful summer! Hundreds of kids came to Acera to make, discover, inquire, write, design, and create. The journeys can continue after school with Acera’s Enrichment Programs. Space is filling up quickly, so register for Trimester 1… Read More

Registration for After School Enrichment Programs is Open, and Girls Who Code is back!

Are your kids excited to learn? We’re excited to help! Registration for Acera’s 2019-2020 After School Enrichment Programs is open. Our hands-on, STEAM-based after-school enrichment programs are open to all kids ages 4-15. Classes include programming and robotics,… Read More

Passion projects on display at IMPPosium!

Inquiry, Making, and Passion Projects were on display at Acera’s June 4 IMPPosium. Student projects spanned a variety of subject areas, including woodworking, game design, art, fashion, computers, history, works of fiction and nonfiction, life sciences, and more…. Read More