The Leader In Me approach at American College Innovation Lab is designed to help our learners grow both during learning lab hours and field experiences. Each day is filled with opportunities to new educational and social situations that aim to inspire the learner's personal growth. Our facilitators create a safe learning culture and setting where they can inspire learners to inquire, investigate, innovate and lead.
Portfolios, projects, mastery, and outcomes. Not grades
Weekly field experiences with topic experts
Mixed agesin collaborative groups
Facilitators not teachers
Low learner to facilitator ratio
FROM OUR FOUNDERS
Welcome to American College Innovation Lab. We've boldly reimagined the educational experience to inspire young people to lead their personal lives and then others. We've intentionally focussed on how the learner can harness their own imagination and heart to lead them in academic and social growth. After a decade in both the private school and public school system, we understood that children and teens were becoming disengaged, frustrated, anxious, and bored. Their curiosity, imagination, risk taking and passion had been almost extinguished.Attending school became a rat race where they fought in competition with each other to achieve goals prescribed to them without consideration to what actually moved their own soul. We saw how learning became trauma as failure was deemed as weakness or inferiority instead as part of the learning process. We ached as we witnessed their joy and spark hammered away by rote memorization, endless hours of homework, and the pressure to fit in. We knew students deserved something better, so we took a radical approach.
We created American College Innovation Lab to provide an atmosphere for our own children and those in the community who want to experience learning with the magic of Disney World, the wisdom of MIT, the exploration of NASA, the warmth of Starbucks, the heart of Mother Theresa, and the belonging of Brene Brown. We want to welcome you to our learning lab where young people can pursue the best version of themselves and experiment in the most natural way of learning.