If you consider yourself a forward-thinking family and open to nontraditional school, then Apollo Academy might be the right choice.
Apollo Academy is an affiliate of Acton Academy that uses a learner-driven approach designed for the modern world. Apollo Academy offers mixed-aged studios that allow learners to work at their own pace, engage in real-world hands-on projects and contemplate complex questions via Socratic discussions. We also leverage the latest tools and resources to make learning effective, engaging and FUN!
Our studio is currently enrolling for K-5. The campus is indoors/outdoors and the environment fosters growth and invites curiosity. We opened in August 2022 and have rolling admissions.
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Apollo Academy’s mission is to inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world. Apollo Academy provides an alternative to traditional education by following the approach of Acton Academy founded in Austin, Texas in 2007 which emphasizes a learner-driven curriculum focused on learning to learn, exploring who to be and discovering through doing.
Apollo Academy is a “one room schoolhouse for the 21st century” that operates under the premise that children are far more capable than we think. Our commitment to families is to provide a framework and environment that prioritizes mastery of foundational curriculum while providing children with the freedom to make their own decisions, problem solve using the resources around them and explore at their will. Check out the differences on our homepage or dive deep into the Acton Academy approach via books, articles and videos on our resources page.
At Apollo Academy, we believe in learning to learn, learning to be, learning to do! An important part of this is encouraging learners to take responsibility for their own behavior and hold those around them to a high standard. When something isn’t working, we want our students to work together to solve the problem, not look for an adult to solve it for them. This creates a sense of independence and confidence that will serve them well in all areas of life. Check out more about our approach.
We measure student progress in several different ways: SMART goals, real-time data from our online tools, portfolios, and exhibitions.
The arts and athletics are a regular part of our week. This includes painting, drawing, singing, instruments and drama. The same methodology of learning to learn, learning to do, and learning to be are also applied to arts and athletics.
We opened in August 2020 with 20 learners.
Tuition for 2022-2023 is $10,000 per year with a 10% reduction for a second child and 15% reduction for additional children. Tuition is paid in 10 monthly installments of $1,000 from August through May. Tuition is subject to annual increases.
Our school is five days per week from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Parents need to drop off their learners by 8:30 am.
We are currently located at the YMCA Central City pending a permanent location. We purchased property at 2205-2207 W North A St. 33606 that has been under construction since April 2022.
We follow the Hillsborough County Public School Calendar.
We are serious when we say "We don't enroll children into our school, we invite families to join us on our mission." You can find the entire admissions process here.
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