To empower all youth to take ownership of their educational experience, to celebrate their diverse community, and to actively participate as members in a democratic society.
Self-Directed & Project-Based
ACLC empowers youth by providing opportunities for self-directed and project-based learning, and by emphasizing and developing leadership skills. Students are called "learners" to highlight their active role in the learning process.
Collaborative & Creative
At ACLC, teachers are called "facilitators" because they strive to support, rather than overly control, the learning process. Using a variety of strategies, a skilled facilitator guides learners to think, pose questions, experiment, and create for themselves. This approach provides a more satisfying and successful learning experience than traditional education environments.
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Flexible and Empowering
ACLC's college-like scheduling, with varied class schedules and independent time (project periods), improves learner experience and performance. It also allows high schoolers to take college classes.
How ACLC fosters college readiness