Empower Your Child To Fulfill Their Dreams
At Acton Academy Mesilla Valley, we help our K-12 students create their own path to success by developing the real world skills and character traits that matter most.
Real World Skills
Is Your Child’s Education Setting Them Up For Success?
Young people need to learn the right things to help them fulfill their dreams. At Acton Academy Mesilla Valley, our mission is to empower K-12 students to live meaningful lives by providing an environment where they discover their unique strengths, learn real-world skills, and grow in good character. Children get one shot at their education, so they need to learn what matters most.
3 Ways Learning Is Different
It’s Student Centered
We empower kids to own their learning. No homework here. Instead, we help students set goals, manage their time, and work at their own pace on core subjects, while engaging in hands-on projects in science, art, and technology. This is authentic learning, not focused on passing tests or memorizing facts.
Focused On The Real World
We believe students learn by doing. Whether it’s launching a startup business, playing an instrument, or programming a robot in their summer apprenceship, our students are building real world skills every day, paving the way for them to succeed in the future.
Guided, Not Taught
Learning should reflect the unique personality and interests of the learner. Instead of boring lectures, our Guides lead small groups, helping students set goals and discover their own learning path. With small groups, caring adults, and lots of freedom, kids are empowered to learn.
Why We Started A School
We always hoped our kids’ education would set them up for their life’s journey equipping them with real-world skills and good values.
When our kids experienced traditional school (and homeschooling for a season), our goal was they’d have a learning experience that was inspiring and relevant. We hoped they’d be fully equipped with the real-world skills and good character they’d need to pursue a meaningful life.
Well…that didn’t happen. Instead of learning the stuff that really matters, our kids were left feeling frustrated by the experience. All of us were left believing there had to be a better way to do school.
That’s why we started Acton Academy Las Cruces in 2016.
Our dream was to create an environment where meaningful skills are taught through real-world scenarios. Where good character gets rewarded, and where developing a problem-solving mindset is the goal instead of an afterthought.
Our dream of helping our children succeed in a school setting has grown from 18 students to 100 learners.
If you want to see Acton in action, please book a tour. We look forward to meeting you!