Calendar

The Acton Academy Durham school calendar utilizes a ten-month school year, allowing families flexibility to travel during the school year.

Aug
29
Mon
First Day of School
Aug 29 all-day
Sep
5
Mon
Labor Day Holiday, SCHOOL CLOSED
Sep 5 all-day
Oct
10
Mon
Fall Break (1 week)
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day
Nov
23
Wed
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 23 – Nov 27 all-day
Dec
19
Mon
Winter Break (2 weeks)
Dec 19 – Dec 30 all-day
Jan
22
Sun
Information Session
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm
Information Session

This info session will be a time to learn about Acton, and give you time to explore our unique learning environment.

Feb
13
Mon
Mid-Winter Break (1 week)
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day
Apr
3
Mon
Spring Break (1 week)
Apr 3 – Apr 7 all-day
May
16
Tue
Screening of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Acton Academy is hosting a screening of Most Likely to Succeed.  About the film:

“Most Likely To Succeed is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. Run, don’t walk, to bring this film to your school. After seeing this film, you’ll never look at school the same way again.”

Jun
9
Fri
Last Day of School
Jun 9 all-day
Jun
27
Tue
Workshop: Beyond Counting: How parents impact their child’s math ability
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join Carrie Becker for  Beyond Counting: How parents affect their child’s math ability

Did you know that a parent’s math knowledge does not have an impact on their child’s math anxiety? In this hands-on math workshop, parents will explore ways to deal with their own math anxiety in order to create meaningful math opportunities for their young children.

Carrie Becker is teacher educator and former kindergarten teacher at Our PlayHouse Preschool and Kindergarten.

Jul
23
Sun
Info Session
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
Info Session

Come learn about Acton.  We let you explore the school before we do a brief presentation, then open up the floor to questions.

Aug
3
Thu
Personal Branding Workshop with Alva of Gingham Creative
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

We are hosting Alva Horton of Gingham Creative for a workshop on personal branding.  More details to come.

Aug
23
Wed
Student Orientation
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Aug
27
Sun
Acton Family Launch Party
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm
Aug
28
Mon
First Day of School
Aug 28 all-day
Sep
4
Mon
No School – Labor Day
Sep 4 all-day

School will be closed for Labor Day