Parent-Owner Contract


As parents and/or caregivers at The Forest School: An Acton Academy...

  1. We long for our learner(s) to discover a calling that will change the world, as promised in The Forest School’s mission. We will allow our learner to fail early, cheaply, and as often as necessary without intervening, and in the event our learner struggles, we will refer to the Hero’s Journey for Parents note for counsel before reacting.

  2. We welcome The Forest School: Acton Academy as a self-paced environment where learners run the studios through the delegation of certain rights by owners and parents, with access to dozens of experts for instruction, allowing Guides to focus on an engaging set of challenges and questions.

  3. We will celebrate our learner's progress in earning Weekly Points, Badges, and 360 Peer Coaching Reviews according to a learning plan we create, and act if needed to: remove distractions like gaming, video, or social media; lessen resistance; or overcome feelings of victimhood so our learner can soar.

  4. Further, for our own Hero’s Journeys as parents:

    • We will remain lifelong learners and each will have an active learning project (such as a book or self-improvement project) at all times to discuss with our children.

    • Our family will develop and post a Family Plan by the first day of school and have Family Meetings at regularly scheduled intervals.

    • At least one of us will attend at least two of the three Parent Coffees each year where Socratic discussions will focus on our Hero’s Journey as parents.

    • We will bring our learner to campus before 8:30 am and understand that any learner who arrives late may not be able to participate in that morning’s activities.

Please sign and date below after reading the fine print below regarding E-Signatures.

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Please see the fine print below regarding the use of E-Signatures.
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Parent / Caregiver Name #1
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Electronic Signature Agreement. By selecting the "I Accept the Parent-Owner Contract" button, you are signing this Agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement. By selecting "I Accept the Parent-Owner Contract" you consent to be legally bound by this Agreement's terms and conditions. You further agree that your use of a key pad, mouse, or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action, or in accessing or making any transaction regarding any agreement, acknowledgement, consent terms, disclosures or conditions constitutes your signature (hereafter referred to as "E-Signature"), acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by you in writing. You also agree that no certification authority or other third party verification is necessary to validate your E-Signature and that the lack of such certification or third party verification will not in any way affect the enforceability of your E-Signature or any resulting contract between you and The Forest School. You also represent that you are authorized to enter into this Agreement for all persons who own or are authorized to access any of your accounts and that such persons will be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You further agree that each use of your E-Signature constitutes your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of The Forest School Agreements as they exist on the date of your E-Signature.