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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

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

AceraEI secures $50k Amgen Foundation grant towards life sciences training for public schools

The Amgen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the global biotechnology company Amgen, has awarded $50,000 to Acera: The Massachusetts School for Science, Technology and Leadership and its public outreach division, Acera Education Innovations (AceraEI). The grant will support… Read More

Join Us For Assessment Day!

Saturday, November 16 & December 7, 2019; March 14, 2020 Assessment Days offer an opportunity for parents to find out more about their child’s learning style, and gain knowledge to advocate for their child more effectively. It also… Read More

AceraEI offers free workshops for public school science teachers

Acera’s Education Innovation Initiative (AceraEI) is pleased to announce its third Life Sciences Change Agent Teacher (LSCAT) Workshop series in the fall of 2019! Gene Editing with CRISPR: October 18 and November 15, 2019 February 7 and March… Read More

What I did on my summer vacation: the teachers’ version!

We love hearing about what students are up to over summer vacation, be it a cool STEM camp, a great trip with family, or time spent at the beach or in a park. And we’re equally interested in… 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

Courtney Dickinson on what’s possible in education

Courtney Dickinson sits down with Allen Saakyan of Simulation Series to discuss why she founded Acera, her 10 Tools to Transform Schools, and her mission to help build the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders.  

Acera students place first in state – and 15th worldwide – in math meet

Students at Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership in Winchester placed first in the state – and 15th worldwide – in the Middle School 1-400 Division of Purple Comet Math Meet. The spring 2019 event… Read More

Five Ways to Spark Flexible Thinking and Courage in Math Class…and Beyond

By Courtney Dickinson What if math was a place where kids’ problem solving and deep thinking skills could come alive, and a place where they grow in their confidence and adaptability?    Mathematics learning at school can be… Read More