Before You Apply

We are excited for your interest in Heroes Academy. Before you apply, we recommend a few things.

First, dig deep into the Heroes Academy website. Make sure you feel comfortable with who we are and what we stand for.

Second, please watch Jeff Sandefer's TEDx talk or read Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich (See sidebar on the right).

You may also be interested in the following books and TED talks:

  1. Sugata Mitra TED Talk
  2. Sal Kahn TED talk
  3. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  4. NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  5. A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
  6. One World Schoolhouse by Sal Khan

If, after going through the above information, you feel you and your family would be well served at Heroes Academy, we invite you submit a formal entry below.

Your Application

Please answer the following questions (we recommend copying and pasting from another document to avoid losing any work): 

What were your biggest lessons learned from the website, blogs and Unschooling Rules or Jeff Sandefer's TEDx talk? (Please feel free to include observations from any of the other books or TED talks.)

What excites you most about having your child attend Heroes Academy? Why do you feel we are good fit for your child at this time?

How did you find out about Heroes Academy?

General Information:

Gender: MaleFemale


Previous Schools (Most recent first):

Brothers and Sisters:

Additional Questions or Comments?

Before you submit your formal entry,

Four types of parents struggle at Heroes Academy in ways that are not helpful for their families:

1. Those who treasure social prestige and really prefer a traditional education.
2. Those who are "blamers" and ultimately will gossip and criticize, no matter what.
3. Those who aren't sure their child is ready yet for the responsibility and struggles -- and occasional tears -- of truly independent learning (and may be right).
4. Those who are not committed to a Hero's Journey for themselves.

Given how far you have come in this process, it is unlikely any of these apply to you or your spouse. But because Heroes is dedicated to creating the best possible learning environment for our young heroes, we urge you to reconsider your application if you are not truly bought in to our learning philosophies.