The Life Skills Academy was designed in 1893 with the continuing effort to ensure children have the skills they need to be successful in life. So far, they optimize their life skills training for children by delivering a 21st Century learning model.
Most parents are frustrated by their local educational options. They wonder what educational options will give their children the best hope of life success. They consider private schools, charter schools, magnet schools, and home schooling using a traditional school curriculum.
All of these options are running an educational model that was designed for the industrial age. Times have changed! The skills that guaranteed success in the industrial age are not the same skills needed in the Information Age. But, schools have not updated their model to ensure that children are learning the skills needed in the 21st Century.
The Life Skills Academy, located in Hendeson, Nevanda, USA, is a member of the Acton Academy network. The Acton Academy network currently has over 300 private schools, micro-schools, and learning centers in the US and worldwide. The Acton Academy model has been endorsed by many visionary leaders such as Seth Godin, Gary Vee, Sal Khan (Khan Academy), and Forbes Magazine. Its educational model is accredited by the International Association of Learner Driver Schools.
Its learning model pulls the best elements of from the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, the community elements of the “One-Room School House” of the 1800’s, and modern game-based technology. This results in an educational model that has been described as “Montessori 2.0” or “A One-Room School House for the 21st Century”.
The academy’s learning model is based on these elements:
- Game-based technology for self-paced mastery of math and language comprehension.
- Hands-on projects to learn real world skills.
- Socratic discussions to hone critical thinking skills and verbal expression.
- Self-governance through learner written and enforced contracts.
In addition, at the Life Skills Academy, it includes elements such as emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, and being good stewards of the learning environment.
According to lifeskillsacademylv.com