• Erin

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

Last week we had the privilege of spending a few days at Acton Academy in Austin, Texas in the last phase of our affiliation process.

Today, we Launched into our Hero’s Journey at Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy!

What is a Hero’s Journey?

At DCLC, we believe that each person who enters our doors deserves to find a calling and change the world.

How do we do this?

Through our blog, you will be given a front row seat as we guide our learners towards achieving 3 Big Goals:

· Learn to Learn

· Learn to Do

· Learn to Be

We believe that these 3 Big Goals can answer 3 Big Questions at the end of a life well lived:

· Did I contribute something meaningful?

· Was I a good person?

· Whom did I love and who loved me?

Stay tuned to hear more about our first Launch and the Hero we used to demonstrate Courage- Nelson Mandela.

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On Sunday, January 26 from 4:00-6:00pm, Deep Creek Learning Center will be hosting a family game night. We are hoping that through this fundraising event we can bring the community together. We are looking forward to getting together as a school community, but are encouraging you to invite your family and friends. All are welcome!

Gamewright has created some of our family’s favorite games. They offer over 50 different award-winning games that appeal across the ages. Checkout the awesome games available through Gamewright.

On the night of the event, our “trained” Game Gurus will be stationed throughout the building so they can teach you, your family, and friends how to play the game.

During the event we will have pizza and snacks available for $3. What would be a GameNight without some great snacks?

Please share information about this event on all your social media platforms, through an email, or in person with your family and friends. A Gamewright GameNight is unique because we are given the opportunity to play and sell the games during the event. Gamewright gives a percentage of the profit right back to DCLC.

It is going to be a winning night!

DCLC parents, if you are interested in becoming a Game Guru please email and we will be in touch soon.

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Our students range from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Our blended, small learning community gives students the opportunity to have a personalized educational experience. According to the National Education Association, “the average elementary class size in Pennsylvania is 22.2 students per class.”

Every classroom is different, but in most cases the curricular demands placed on teachers prevent them from tapping into the individual learning styles of students. Because of these demands, pacing is determined by state testing. As a public-school teacher for 17 years, there were times when I had to move on to the next lesson even if a percentage of my students did not grasp the concept.

Further, in a typical elementary school, the homogenous grouping of students doesn’t permit for students to have a substantial amount of interaction with students of other grade levels. Not only are students at DCLC given the opportunity to work at their own pace academically and according to their individual passions, they also have social opportunities that most students don’t experience until considerably later in their academic career.

By integrating students, critical character traits like hard work and persistence are being modeled authenticly by peers. The younger students naturally want to ‘keep up’ with the older students. The older students can manage the learning environment in a unique way. They model for the younger students the appropriate way to have a classroom discussion. They assist the younger students during project-based learning investigations.

The younger students aren’t the only beneficiaries of this environment. Blended learning is influencing our older students too. The older students are forming authentic bonds with their younger peers. They are gaining confidence as they come to understand that they are depended on and serve as role models for younger students.

At DCLC, our students prove that learning in motion, with kids of different ages, is learning taken to another level. Through cooking, games, science experiments, costume design, art projects, and presentations, our students are on an exceptional journey. Most importantly, they can discover from an early age the subjects that interest them. Finding an academic passion at such an early age, will commence their journey towards a love for learning.


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Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy focuses on the developmental needs of ALL children. We want to make a positive impact on our community and the beautiful surroundings that included the Green Lane Park. We are a proud affiliate of the Acton Academy network. DCLC offers the very best in experiential learning environments that are driven by children's interests. 

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Erin Decker, Administrator

Deep Creek Learning Center: An Acton Academy   //   2109 Perkiomen Ave. Perkiomenville, PA   //   267.329.8520