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K-9 STEAM School

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.

Video: We ♥ Acera!

“We love Acera!” In this Thanksgiving video, students, faculty, and staff share what they love about being at Acera. Do you love Acera, too? Consider making a gift to our Annual Fund campaign, and tell your friends about… 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

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

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

Biomes and Butterflies!

How do land and water ecosystems interact? How are their food webs structured? What role does a pollinator play? These are the questions studied by Acera students in Mr. Michael’s “Biomes and Butterflies” elective. The kids created their… Read More

Exploring the science of candy!

Watch as students in Ms. Alisha’s “Choreography of Matter” class discover how materials like sugar, cornstarch, and vinegar interact while making hand-pulled “dragon’s beard” candy.

Creativity on display at Acera’s Museum Walk

Acera’s Museum Walk is an opportunity for kids to share the creative risks they’ve taken. It’s never about perfection; it’s about celebrating the act of trying something new and finding your voice!