Is Apogee Cedar Park a Good Fit for Your Family?
It was a spark in them that really made me feel like we had made the right decision.
The decision to start at a new school can be a difficult one. We often get asked how you can tell whether Apogee Cedar Park is the right choice for your child - and the whole family.
Before she was our Head of School, Alexis Drees spent several years as an Acton Academy parent (it's also where she fell in love with the philosophy and way of learning; you can hear her story here).
In today's blog post, Alexis shares her experience of the moment she knew choosing an Acton Academy was right for her family.
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"I don't discount what a hard decision it is to find the right fit for your family and for your kids [when it comes to choosing the right school].
We became involved in a small neighborhood public school and I think making the decision to try something different for our family and knowing that was the right thing for us really took a lot of courage. I lost a lot of friends and it was not an easy transition for me as the parent, but I will say for my kids, they never looked back!
The responsibility and ownership they had from the minute they walked in the door; they were respected, they were listened to, and they never look back now. They wanted to go to school and get up every morning and go. They got up, made their lunches, and were ready to go to school every single day. It was a spark in them that really made me feel like we had made the right decision and it just continues to be the right decision for our family every day."
---- Getting to know Apogee Cedar Park ----
At Apogee Cedar Park, our children learn in a collaborative studio of multi-age learners. Our flexible approach challenges each student with their own differentiated learning plan and inspires them through real-world projects and experiences.
Our Learner Driven Community puts children at the center of their learning, allowing them to create and maintain personal goals and relational covenants, as they Learn to Learn, Learn to Do, and Learn to Be.
How is Apogee Cedar Park different?
- Self-paced learning environment designed to foster responsibility, goal-setting, and teamwork
- Real-life skills by launching a business, playing an instrument, painting a mosaic, or programming a robot
- “Guides” not teachers offer insightful questions and use the Socratic method to hones students’ critical thinking
- Students lead and own their education; thinking independently, taking responsibility, and embracing challenges
- Holistic development focused on personal virtues such as honesty, hard work, responsibility, kindness, and empathy