Strategic Education enrollment for grades K-12 students is now open. Plan your child(ren)’s education early by scheduling a tour or appointment with one of our academic advisors. Schedule a tour or meeting now.
You may also call (949) 371-5785 to speak to one of our academic advisors and to receive your enrollment kit.
We want to get to know our students’ families and their friends better, so American Academy is hosting our second annual Open House on April 10 and April 17 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and invite your friends and neighbors to join us for fun night! Don’t worry about dinner, pizza will be served. We will have a couple of our partnered charter schools to provide you some information and answer any questions you may have about them. We will be hosting a Minecraft competition for the kids, so make sure to bring their tablets or choice of Minecraft device. The kids aren’t the only ones eligible to win a prize. Parents can enter a raffle for a free night out– movie tickets and 2 free Brain Break passes! So don’t miss out on this fun night, where you can also meet the families of other students! We’ll see you there!
Get ready for the new school year American Academy! With some new changes to accompany our other successful programs, this coming school year is surely going to be one to remember.
Our student-centered, flexible, personalized learning experience that parents and students both love now offers a new teacher-led, discussion-based learning program called Essential Discourses (see more details below), creating a unique and well-rounded educational experience to empower our students to achieve their full potential by building communication skills, encouraging critical thinking, and fostering other essential skills students need to be successful.
Changes are also coming to our Enrichment Lab Program! We are incorporating fun with education every Friday with our exciting elective classes, or on the First Fridays of the Month the option to attend an exciting field trip! (See more details below.) These activities will allow students to apply their academic learning in an exciting and practical way that allows them to gain real-world experience and perspective.
These new programs aren’t the only things we’re adding to American Academy. We are expanding our original Mission Viejo location to become bigger and even better than before! We are also growing and adding new locations! We heard your requests for other locations, so we are opening two more, one in Carlsbad and another in Costa Mesa.
And last but not least, we are offering new pricing discounts! Pay tuition by May 1st to receive the best rates possible. Contact us to learn more
Introducing Essential Discourses, a new program at American Academy that utilizes a discussion-based learning method to stimulate critical thinking and class participation from students, focusing on active engagement and learning through dialogue, rather than more passive approaches, such as lectures. This teacher-led/student-centric discussion also builds mutual respect and fosters personal responsibility, while strengthening student’s communication.
Essential Discourses are offered daily on Mondays through Thursdays, in the four core subjects: English language arts, math, science, and social studies. (More details to follow.)
New Kidspot (Ages 5 – 7)
Kidspot is a play-based learning program that helps develop children into happy and confident individuals by focusing on core academics, personal refinement, teamwork, and fun, which are taught through active play and hands-on activities. This program offers science lab experiments, music, yoga, and many more culturally rich activities to provide a well-rounded experience for your kid.
There are four schedules now offered for Kidspot:
M/W from 8am-1pm or 11am-4pm
Tu/Th from 8am-1pm or 11am-4pm
Enrichment Labs (Friday Electives & Field Trips
Enrichment Labs offers a variety of activities, from fascinating electives like Cake Decorating, Speech and Debate, and World Language classes to adventurous field trips, with destinations ranging from museums and zoos to theme parks and more which provide real-world, hands-on experiences for students. Our classes and field trips are designed to give students a better understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
Enrichment Lab electives are now offered every Friday, with field trips options scheduled on the first Friday of the month.
To learn more about all upcoming new programs, please call (949) 371-5785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder and Director, American Academy of Strategic Education
Original Article: https://grownandflown.com/trying-perfect-killing-teens/
Melissa Fenton, author of the blog “Grown and Flown” discusses the recent student suicide that has shed light on the mounting pressure placed on high school students to get accepted to top universities. She wants us to answer for ourselves “Why are we killing our teenagers?”
“How do we sufficiently prepare today’s students to enter the future labor market as adults?” This is a question that has perplexed experts for the past two decades. Currently, more than 1 in 3 workers believe that they do not have the proper training and education to enable them to move ahead in the workplace.
Specifically, employers are looking for employees who can work effectively in teams, who have strong communication and problem-solving skills, and who also possess expert-level technical skills.
After-school classes and summer learning programs help to close the gaps between the skills students have and the proficiencies employers are seeking.
After-school classes also help students discover new interests and professions that they might not have considered. Many afterschool classes provide students with real-world problem-solving opportunities to help them to achieve their career aspirations.
Percent of Employers Who Look For the Following:
Attributes in a Candidate*
Verbal communication skills
*Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2017
After-school classes are a vital part of your child’s well-rounded education. America’s next generation of employees and entrepreneurs are growing up right now. Many exciting school classes have been slashed from school schedules due to budget cuts and time constraints placed on teachers to adequately prepare students for mandatory state testing. School has become boring and meaningless to many students. Afterschool classes help young people discover new passions and motivate them to work towards their dreams.
Students with a variety of interests, ages, and abilities can enjoy the benefits of afterschool classes. Many classes focus on social and emotional learning, teamwork and communications skills, and exploring new subjects.
Potential colleges like to see students who have a variety of interests and who are well rounded academically and socially. Students might choose to take electives that they don’t have room for in their school schedule, or classes that give them concrete experience that will benefit them in future jobs. Afterschool classes help students discover potential career pathways by connecting students to real-world problems and guiding students to build the foundational skills that will benefit them in school and when they enter the workforce.
In American Academy of Strategic Education’s elementary, middle, and high school afterschool classes, students learn to work collaboratively while participating in exciting hands-on activities.
Academic electives include classes such as visual and performing arts. STEAM classes include courses in robotics and web design, and foreign language classes include Mandarin and Spanish. American Academy of Strategic Education also offers fun electives such as ukulele and cake decorating. To recommend a new class topic, please email suggestions to AngelaH@American-Academy.org
After school classes play a vital role in our community. A recently-published research report from The RAND Corp offers a research-based look at “The Value of After School Programs.”
The primary finding of the study is that there are measurable benefits to students and families who participate in afterschool and summer learning programs. The authors of the report noted that the students who benefited the most were the ones who attended the classes regularly.
The authors also noted that many actual benefits of after-school and summer learning programs are not calculated into the perceived benefits such as providing students with new and unique learning experiences, helping close the opportunity gap, and supporting parents who work.
American Academy of Strategic Education specializes in supporting personalized learning for every student. Our goal is to advance and transform student’s education by providing self-paced learning opportunities in a fun, safe, and innovative environment where students can engage in a variety of stimulating social activities.
In just a few hours every day using our accredited curriculum or your own, we will help students become independent, self-motivated learners. We operate flexible hours Monday through Friday to meet your student’s needs. Utilizing personal allocations of public charter school funds, American Academy is low-cost or no-cost to the student.
Designed as a low-cost education option for students from Kindergarten to High School level (K-12), American Academy of Strategic Education provides a fun, safe, and innovative environment for students to engage in social activities, as well as study their academic core subject courses.
American Academy operates flexible hours to meet your student’s daily schedule. In just a few hours–on the days of your choice, American Academy will help students become independent, self-motivated learners by giving students unique learning opportunities through supervised study time with certified teachers, social and academic clubs that promote student-led learning, and fun and academic after-school electives.
Students may use the curriculum of their choice. For those students who are searching for an academic program, we offer a wide-spectrum, secular and non-secular, A-G and California State Standards approved, fully-accredited curriculum. At the high school level, students may earn an accredited High School Diploma and prepare for college with AP courses. Our caring, certified teachers are dedicated to partnering with families and helping all students succeed.
We work with a number of charter schools to help families enjoy our center at low or no-cost. We are currently approved vendors for Excel Academy, Inspire Charter Schools, iLead Schools, National University Academy, Summit Academy, Springs Charter Schools, and Valiant Preparatory. We would be happy to take the necessary steps to become approved vendors for other charter schools. See full list of our partnered Charter Schools.