(Year 5, Week 11)

“Top of the morning to you” the governor said as he greeted the heroes for the session. Accompanied by music of the 1700s, the heroes entered a transformed studio, and were challenged to play a game called “Colonial Acton.”

Stepping back into colonial America, the heroes…

(Year 5, Week 10)

This is Jamie Harrington. He was 16 years old when he was on his way to the store to pick up some Gatorade when he saw a man sitting on the ledge of a bridge. “Are you okay?” he asked. …

(Year 5, Week 9)

Don’t be sad because its over, be happy because it happened” — Dr. Seuss

“What will you miss most about Megan?”

This week kicked off with a discussion about guides and mentors, how their impact is measured, and if Dr. Suess was right or not.


(Year 5, Week 8)

Smart Goal

Individual smart goals have been touched on quite a bit this year. In the studio and blog. This week, the heroes added something new to the Smart Goal process and in turn it created a really fun competition this week. …

(Year 5, Week 7)


Quest this session is tough and fun. The heroes have really shown what they are capable of and are determined to showcase some world class blueprints. There is quite a bit of competition too, friendly competition but they are definitely feeling the heat. On Monday, they…

(Year 5, Week 5)

Defining Roles

With this being the first exhibition of the year, emotions were running high on Monday. The heroes started the week by figuring out roles for their Thursday exhibition. The criteria was the following

MC: Craft a speech and make sure the guests know what to do…

(Year 5, Week 3)

Freedom levels

This was the first week that the heroes utilized their freedom levels. Freedom levels are part of the studio’s accountability systems. During the week, the heroes work hard to get points in core skills, reading, writing and math. They do this by working through programs like…

(Year 5, Week 2)

Setting Goals

Every Monday the heroes sit down and write out their SMART goals.






The heroes were beyond excited to get rolling with journey tracker and to start setting their core skill goals. The work that they do in core skills directly reflects…

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