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Those Who Can… Lead!

Those Who Can… Lead!

Congratulations to our eighth graders who ran for student council president of Almond Acres Middle School! We are so impressed with your articulate speeches, your leadership skills and your dedication to your school. You all bring big ideas and enthusiasm to Almond...

A Unique Middle School?

A Unique Middle School?

What does it mean to be unique these days? What is a unique school? How are public schools different from each other -- nevermind truly unique?  How do kids recognize when they are in a special, one of a kind environment for learning?  Let’s focus on middle...

Philosophy to Facility

Philosophy to Facility

At Almond Acres, we grow great kids. Our new school in Paso Robles is going to be a beautiful expression of our teaching and educational philosophy in 4D. We are taking our educational philosophy and bringing it to life in our school building.  How do we do this?...

Keep Your Rudder in the Water

Keep Your Rudder in the Water

7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a well-loved book at our school. It is useful and thought-provoking in the best of times, but now perhaps more than ever it feels timely and even prophetic. 7 Habits thinking catapults us during tough times like these. Together,...

We Grow Great Kids!

We Grow Great Kids!

We are a different kind of school. Our top priority each and every day is to grow great kids. This takes precedence over everything else we do together in school. We talk about it every morning together at our Shared Start and we mention it as we leave every school...

Check Ins. Check Outs: A Fresh Approach to Supporting Kids

Check Ins. Check Outs: A Fresh Approach to Supporting Kids

At Almond Acres we love our kids. We hold dearly to the reality that every child is unique and we nourish them as a whole child. This includes heart, mind, body and soul. Sometimes our great kids need a little bit extra and that’s why we created our check ins, check...