Many of our business partners are tech startups. But others are high-growth companies outside the tech space.
Take Acton Academy in Placer County, California, for example. We recently spoke with Matt Beaudreau, founder of Acton Placer. He knew he wanted his kids to attend an Acton School, and he know that the way to make this possible was to either move to an area where Acton was already established, or start one of his own. (He chose to found a school of his own!)
Check out Acton Placer’s website here.
What’s so special about Acton Academy? Its focus is not on the traditional education that centers around learning and memorizing facts. Instead, Acton students start businesses, land internships, and guide their own educational paths.
What are some features of an Acton Academy education?
- focus on the hero’s journey
- self-paced learning environment
- emphasis on real-world projects
- parent interaction
After high school, kids from Acton go many different routes. Some start their own businesses. Others go to college. Some skip college entirely. Some focus on trades. Regardless, Acton Academy helps them each pursue their individual hero’s journey!
If you’re interested in learning more about the philosophy behind Acton Academy, check out this TED talk by Matt Beaudreau:
So far, Acton Academy has hired one Praxis participant. Meet Alexandria Bazan.
Aly joined the team knowing she was going to be carving out her own position at the company. After her apprenticeship, she accepted a full-time offer as a Social Media and Marketing Director there.
With the growth that Acton Placer is focused on in the next 5 years, it’s any apprentice’s dream job! They’re looking at expanding to more locations, moving into a new building, and broadening their community outreach. This offers an exclusive opportunity to
Stay in touch with Aly’s work on her personal website.
Startups aren’t the only cool companies out there! If you want to launch your career by apprenticing, apply to Praxis today!
And if you’re a company that wants a motivated apprentice like Aly to create value for you, click here to start your path to becoming a Praxis business partner.