“Good or bad, everything we do is our best choice at that moment.” ― William Glasser
Achievement Charter Academy's mission is to foster individual achievement by teaching students to be self-directed learners and community contributors in a respectful, diverse, and inclusive learning environment.
Kai Horne and Layla McDonald are the first Student Committee President and Vice President!
ACA uses the Glasser Quality School (GQS) model as a guide to create a school culture that teaches and uses Choice Theory to support relationships based on trust and respect. The GQS model emphasizes Total Learning Competency and producing Quality Work to encourages self-directed learning and individual achievement. The model emphasizes the value of respect, diversity, inclusion, and community and promotes a school environment that is viewed by stakeholders as a joyful place.
The GQS model is an innovative learning approach that focuses on meeting the individual needs of students. The curriculum and method of delivery are fluid and flexible in order to maximize achievement of different learning
styles and abilities in a diverse and inclusive environment.
ACA teachers incorporate student interests into the daily academic work. Choice Time activities, such as art,
music, cooking, gardening, auto mechanics, and carpentry, are offered by teachers, parents, retired teachers, and community members.
One significant difference between the educational model at ACA and traditional schools is the multi-age learning classrooms. Classrooms are composed of students who differ by one grade level, which creates a mix of ideas and abilities. Benefits include creating a strong student/teacher relationship, a personalized educational experience, peer mentoring/cooperative learning, and social emotional learning opportunities.