Over two years ago, I decided to leave Acton Academy. There were several reasons why, including the feeling that I needed to try something new. I turned to a completely different method of education, and realized that it did not provide the level of learning I needed.
For the past academic year, I have been creating my own path to learning. It has worked well for me. I have gained knowledge on the core curriculum with online chemistry, history, and math courses. My sales and business skills have improved, I’ve read meaningful books, and have self-reflected through writing challenges. This past year exceeded my expectations, but I still found that it was missing something.
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about building a community around myself. It’s been tough, but I have been able to find strong friends and community outside of my education. It’s a much different story when it comes to my school work, though. I have missed a strong community of committed learners where we can grow together.
I realized that Acton Academy offered everything I was looking for. The model is in line with what I am doing now, which I have found enjoyable and successful. Acton also has a strong community where I can learn alongside other like-minded people. I decided to return to Acton. After completing the application process, I was accepted and will be returning at the beginning of next year.
This year has been amazing, and I am so grateful I have had the opportunities to travel and learn through unconventional methods. I am going to continue writing this blog well into the spring as I finish this year on the same plan I have been doing the past several months.
I am excited to start another chapter of my educational journey, especially at a place like Acton Academy.