Category: Academy of Thought and Industry

Calling All Educators: Back to Work in the Context of COVID-19

Returning to the classroom during the disruption caused by the pandemic has been challenging for both parents and teachers. Each family must evaluate their own risk tolerance in balance with the financial, logistical and emotional needs unique to their dynamic. At Higher Ground Education, which runs the world’s largest dedicated network of Montessori schools, diversifying program offerings to secure continuity of education for children and continuity… Read more »

Press Release: Higher Ground Education, The Roots of Progress Co-Found Global “Progress Studies” Curriculum for High School Students

(Lake Forest, CA, MAY 2020) –  The Roots of Progress and Higher Ground Education have partnered to create a high-school program within the emerging field of Progress Studies – the study of scientific, industrial, technological, and economic advancement. “Progress Studies for Young Scholars” is now enrolling applicants globally for a June launch. The program, which will… Read more »

Introducing ATI’s Progress Studies for Young Scholars

Higher Ground Education is thrilled to announce a new online learning program for high school students: Progress Studies for Young Scholars (PSYS). The course will focus on an aspect of history usually skipped over in school: explaining the incredible advances that characterize the modern world. PSYS launches in June as a summer program, with daily… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong Chats with Danielle Stratchman

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, Michael talks with Danielle Strachman, founder and director of Innovations Academy in San Diego. Danielle… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong chats with entrepreneur Charlie Hoehn

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, he talks with American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker Charlie Hoehn. This episode is brought… Read more »

ATI student on his way to Bard

We had the great pleasure of meeting JP Barbagelata, whom we featured in a brand documentary and a profile video (on the Academy of Thought and Industry website).  When we met JP, he was a junior. Passionate, willful, creative, he had an unmatched spirit. It was instantly recognizable. Infectious, even. JP had transferred to ATI… Read more »

Introducing The Academy of Thought and Industry: A short brand film

The Academy of Thought and Industry is a special place. These vibrant communities of thriving students, supported by passionate guides, are explored in this short brand documentary film. The unique nature of the high school program is highlighted through the lens of four remarkable students, each on their own journey to explore their passions and… Read more »

Student bond strengthens ATI campus

Upon entering The Academy of Thought and Industry in St. Louis, Mo., it might be the student who greets you first. It also might be the student who’s cleaning the kitchen, implementing a new program in the maker’s space, taking phone calls, or fixing a broken light. There’s teachers there, too, of course, but this… Read more »

ATI feature: Meet Aramis Grant

Aramis Grant was going to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She wanted to be a news anchor and even received her masters in media and communication. She’s got the charisma, the drive, and the eye contact to do the job well, but education was calling her, too. While receiving her masters, she worked for… Read more »

Interview with Michael Strong

We sit down with Michael Strong, the Founder and Head of the Academy of Thought and Industry, to discuss the state of modern education and the role he hopes Montessori principles will play in reshaping it.