52 Research-based and tradition-based innovations that the Academy will demonstrate to public, private and charter schools

The American Creed Academy

The American Creed Academy, was designed at Harvard University under the stimulation of Professor Anne Roe and the guidance of other professors. The Mission of the Academy is to help parents and teachers everywhere discover and nurture the genius that exists in every child. Both religion and science now agree: “Every child is a potential genius.” See Genesis 1:26, for example.

Innovation Early (First 3 ½ years, primarily parents’ actions) Source
1. Music before birth per Pauline Einstein (Albert’s mother), to facilitate the brain’s 86,000,000,000 neurons to wire themselves Pauline Einstein (Albert’s mother);
Shin-Ichi Suzuki; Kisou Kubota,MD, Ph.D.
2. Baroque music during infancy, particularly during 8th month per neurophysiologist Kisou Kubota Mrs. Einstein
Shin-Ichi Suzuki
Harvard’s Howard Gardner
3. Wide variety of play and games Maxwell’s Fiji research. See SuperParenting
4. Mother reads special poems and stories to the child Anne Roe, The Making of a Scientistc
5. Father introduces mathematical thinking early via games Maxwell and Takahashi
6. Parents keep stress level low Maxwell in SuperParenting
Innovation Middle Childhood (3 ½ to 5 ½ ) Source
7. Ensemble Play of music for the child to learn the beauty of teamwork; and for the child’s brain to “knit itself together.” Suzuki
8. Child cultivates 1 meter x 2 meter plot of fertile land per Ann Roe, Scientist. Child learns basic science, agriculture and entrepreneurship, including marketing and basic accounting Ann Roe, The Making of a Scientist
American Creed Academy
9. Child introduced to wide variety of mathematical games. Haggerty and Maxwell
10. Child continues study of 12 major international languages which began at age 3 ½ with ear training, sound system mastery, vocabulary, reading and writing (orthography), then grammar.
(The languages are Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindustani, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.)
Claude Levi-Strauss
11. Per Brain Scientist Kisou Kubota, MD, Ph.D., child begins weekly ½ day visits to observe 150 major types of occupations, e.g., hospitals, restaurants, law offices and courts, engineering firms, factories, auto shops, organic farms, a major orchestra, etc SuperParenting
12. Child tries every major sport as a mechanism of fitness Plato, Baron de Coubertin
13. Child begins to record dreams Carl Jung, Margaret Mead from her studies of the Samoan Culture
14. Child begins study of heroes within the family Carl Jung and Erik Erikson
Innovation Late Childhood (5 ½ to 8 ½ ) Source
15. Scientific Experimentation: The child designs and executes one experiment per term Kisou Kubota
Anne Roe
16 Child practices Team Learning Concept William Maxwell
17. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of physics  
18. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of chemistry  
19. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of biology/ecology  
20. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of sociology/anthropology  
21. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of psychology  
22. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of engineering  
23. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of cybernetics  
24. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of astronomy  
25. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of architecture  
26. Child begins learning the 100 basic principles of medicine  
27. Child begins study of the100 most important events of history  
28. Child begins study of the100 most important works of literature  
29. Child begins study of the100 most important works of music  
30. Child begins study of the100 most important works of art  
31. Child begins study of the100 most works of architecture  
32. Child begins study of the 100 most important features of geography and geology of the earth  
33. Child devotes 2 or more hours per week to his/her preferred craft., e.g., tailoring, fashion, woodcraft, etc. The child actually makes items for sale,  
34. Child continues study of 12 languages Claude Levi-Strauss
35. Child focusses on one preferred sport toward mastery Harvard’s George Goethals, Plato
36. Child learns how to set health and fitness goals and How to monitor progress Professor Ian Pyka, U.S. Olympic Team, 1980
37. Child sets learning mastery and IQ goals and monitors progress William Maxwell
38. Child taught life habit goals such as save 10% of every income; have a friend from every trade and profession, e.g, mechanic, dentist, MD, attorney, plumber, realtor, etc.  
39. Child learns basics of good human relations and manner in teams and within the social climate of the Academy  
Overall Distinctions of the Academy’s structure, sociology and practices:
40. The child studies the qualities one looks for in leaders, associates, and friends per guidance offered by Plato and Confucius, i.e., character, integrity.
41. The Academy reminds itself in some dramatic way every day that “Every child is a potential genius.”
42. The Academy’s governance model is anti-authoritarian, cooperative, democratic, inviting membership from the world,
43. The Academy is funded by at least 42 income streams so that every student receives a world-class education that includes mastery of Plato’s ideal education, “basic knowledge of every subject, plus mastery of a sport, an art, a craft, one’s preferred profession, and citizenship/statecraft.” Those income streams include (i) from age 12, full annual tuition paid by the family or the child’s government, $52,000; or (ii), an “Educational Mortgage” for $52,000 per year, per a suggestion from Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman; (iii) a percentage of faculty members’ publication royalties; (iv) a percentage of students’ endorsement fees; (v) fees from week-long “Children’s Athletics Trials”: (vi) percentage of sales from children’s crafts; (vii) income from guest houses; (viii) investments by capitalists; (ix) faculty research grants; etc.
44. Every teacher and coach will have demonstrated genius qualities.
45. Frequent inspiring visits by distinguished visitors such as Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners..
46. Children preparing for the Olympics follow a common routine: Local competition once per month; statewide competition, once per quarter; National competition, once per year; international competition at least once per two years.
47. Student learning teams of six with highest scores in academic subjects awarded great incentives, visit to NASA; flying instruction; tickets to World Series, etc.
48. A variety of musical ensembles are organized and led by outstanding music educators, some with the goal of performing around the world.
49. Supporters of the Academy are frequently recognized at naming ceremonies, convocations, etc.
50. Students annually elect heroes to their “Hall of Honor.”
51. Students regularly produce films/videos of “Great Moments of History.”
52. The Academy’s Convocations are open to the public per an ancient university tradition
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