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Technology: Love it or Leave It?

Technology: Love it or Leave It?

Feelings about technology are complex right now. 2020 changed our perspectives and our reality in so many ways. Technology is one such reality shift. As it pertains to our Almond Acres K-8 students, we use technology as a means for exploration, for research, and for...

We Love Recreation!

We Love Recreation!

Almond Acres Charter Academy is built on the philosophy that each child is unique, and that by teaching to the individual -- every student achieves optimal levels of success and becomes a great citizen. The four pillars of our school mission to ‘grow great kids’ are...

Why We’re A K-8 School

Why We’re A K-8 School

Most of the schools in town are traditional elementary and middle schools -- K-5 and 6-8. This format means students switch schools after fifth grade no matter what. Throw in preschool, and that’s three scholastic transitions before high school with the shift from...

What is a Charter School?

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools started about 30 years ago for two main reasons. The first reason was to provide families with an alternative to their neighborhood public school. The second reason was to allow educators to do something different with public education -- to be...

Hands On! Minds On! Project-based Learning at AACA

Hands On! Minds On! Project-based Learning at AACA

Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to learning. It encourages students to learn by getting hands-on and exploring content in a more interactive way. Our Almond Acres students acquire deeper, more meaningful knowledge by actively exploring real-world...

How Does Art Live On? 8th Grade Class Gift

How Does Art Live On? 8th Grade Class Gift

The eighth grade class at Almond Acres is currently posing the question, "How does art live on?"  Throughout this project-based learning unit, the students have researched artists and their artwork to uncover the impact art has on our society and our souls.   Using a...