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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

How to stay connected during extended social distancing

Kids (and adults!) need to feel connected during this time of extended social distancing. Many of us are mourning the loss of gatherings, concerts, on-site classes, and other events that we love. These feelings are real and valid…. Read More

AceraEI offers free STEAM content during distance learning

For schools, teachers, and parents looking for free educational content during this period of distance learning, AceraEI is offering downloadable lessons for students in grades K-8. The content includes activities in life sciences, art, math, engineering, architecture, and… Read More

Five steps to successful remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson As schools nation-wide quickly transition to remote learning in response to COVID-19, many administrators, teachers, students and parents are experiencing distance learning for the first time. In addition to curriculum and content, schools must also… Read More

Parents as coaches: Tactics to support your child during remote schooling

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera What are best-in-class teaching tactics you can adopt – as the in-person adult – now that so many schools are converting to remote schooling? It will be tempting for all of us to replicate… Read More

Acera’s 10-hour flip turn to remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson At 10 pm Wednesday, March 11, Acera School’s board voted unanimously to move to a remote education model, effective immediately. With humility, I share steps and philosophies we employed for remote learning, hoping that this… Read More

Jane Moulding joins Acera’s Board of Directors

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership, is proud to announce that Jane Moulding has joined its Board of Directors. Moulding is a principal at SmarterWisdom Consulting, and served as Head of School at The Cambridge… Read More

Helping kids understand cardiovascular health

February is Heart Health Month. Earlier this year, Acera students participated in hands-on, STEM-infused activities designed by School Counselor and Mindfulness Lead Edye Caine. The stations aimed to teach kids about cardiovascular health, and how they can proactively… Read More

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