American Academy of Strategic Education

New Friday Electives for Spring 2019

Check out what’s NEW every Friday at American Academy:

Marine Megafauna: An Introduction to Marine Science and Conservation

Learn about sea turtles, whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, sharks, giant squid and other large ocean creatures – collectively known as marine megafauna – and what they can tell us about how the ocean works and why it is so important for all life on earth.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students will use their critical thinking and teamwork skills to come up with new ideas and solutions to problems. They will design their own business plans and meet with local entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Seeing through Photographs 

This class will teach students to not only see photographs, but also understand their meaning and context. We will explore photography as means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration, to tell stories and record histories, and as a mode of communication in our ever increasingly visual culture. Students will create their own photo essay on a subject of their choice.


Join characters Tim and Moby for a curiosity adventure! This educational and entertaining series of videos, quizzes and games are a great way to learn about science, social studies, art, math and more while having fun.

Academy e-Newsletter – Jan. 2019

Check out what’s going on in our academy this month!

Academy e-Newsletter 12-19-18

Check out what’s new and what’s coming in the month of December and early 2019!

Academy e-Newsletter 11-15-18

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(November 15, 2018)

Academy e-Newsletter 11-01-18

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Exciting New PE Program

American Academy would like to announce a new PE Program we are recommending called “Rhinos Athletic Academy.” They are a high-performance athletic training facility that is offering our students a special homeschool program. They will pick up and drop off students at American Academy on Mondays and /or Wednesdays, 1:45-4:45. Their training program is unlike anything we have seen on the open market for students. The closest thing we have seen to this level of expert physical training is on a collegiate or pre-Olympian level. The prices are unbelievable:
$50/month for one day/week
$100/month for 2 days/week
$200/month for 3-6 days /week.

American Academy students will be attending Mondays and/or Wednesdays.

1:45p – pick up at American Academy

2:15p – workout starts

4:15p – workout ends

4:45p – drop off at American Academy

To learn more, please visit our main PE program page

To sign up for a free trial, please call (949) 371-5785 or send an email to admissions@american-academy

*All designated trademarks, photos, and brands shown on the page are the property of Rhinos Athletic Academy.

Academy e-Newsletter 09-21-18

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2021-2022 School Year Now Accepting Applications!

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.  See Enrollment info Page.

You may also call (949) 371-5785 to speak to one of our academic advisors and to receive your enrollment kit.

2nd Annual Open House RSVP

Come to Open House for a Night of Fun for the Whole Family!

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!



Changes are Coming to American Academy

Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 5.44.52 PMGet 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.

New Locations

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

Info on New Programs

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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.)

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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 TripsEL

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