About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide each child to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can find a calling and change the world.

We strive to enrich and enhance the learning experience for homeschooling families.

What is Acton of the Rubies?

We are a nonprofit learner driven community providing educational resources to homeschooling families in Elko County.

Our Learner Driven Community puts children at the center of their learning, allowing them to create and maintain personal goals and relational covenants where “Learning to Do” and “Learning to Be” are even more important than “Learning to Know”.

Why an Acton Experience?

A letter from Angie Heguy, Parent and Founder of Acton of the Rubies.

Heguy Family

Truly, there are a hundred reasons why I chose Acton (and Acton chose me), but the main reason my family and I are bringing Acton to Elko is simple: the world needs more entrepreneurs, independent thinkers and leaders. Acton Academy is a quickly growing network of learner driven communities throughout the world. We believe it is the most integral, innovative and enriching program out there. It provides the right setting for a child to explore the world with his or her own unique talents while also providing a space to advance their knowledge, gain insights into life’s tough questions and learn practical skills to help them thrive in today’s world.

Further, we believe in the ultimate importance of the family and the fundamental role the family plays in the hero’s journey. My husband, Joe, and I are both fourth generation Elko County entrepreneurs. We currently live on Joe’s family ranch west of Elko, where we raise beef, horses and our two children. It’s through my many years of growing up in and around family businesses that I have become the entrepreneur I am today. My family and I are thrilled to be a part of the revolution! With Acton of the Rubies, Elko’s youth will have the opportunity to truly embark upon their own hero’s journey.

Upcoming Events

Join us for the 2023 Acton Children's Business Fair!

Saturday, April 1st | 11am to 1pm
Northeastern Nevada Museum | 1515 Idaho St., Elko, Nevada

Have Teamed up for
Learner Led Art Classes!

April 4th, 5th & 6th | 1pm to 2pm Each Day
Elko County Art Club | 407 Railroad St., Elko, Nevada

$15 each | Limited Availability | For Children Ages 7+

Learn More

Read the story that started it all.....

”Acton Academy is one of the most important educational developments in the world. The story behind the ideas, the school, and the movement is a must read.“
— Tom Van der Ark, CEO of Getting Smart

Contact us for a free digital copy of Courage to Grow by Laura Sandefer, the founder of the original Acton Academy!

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