XCL American Academy, known for its authentic, affordable education, is upping the ante with its PioneerTown programme to equip students with the necessary 21st-century life skills.
Have you ever found yourself wishing you’d learnt more about financial literacy, the legal system or how to impact your community positively while you were in school? XCL American Academy (XAA) has a revolutionary PioneerTown programme that will teach your child these important basics through a fun, hands-on approach! Read on to find out what PioneerTown involves and get the chance to see this experiential learning approach in action at the upcoming XAA Discovery Day!
What PioneerTown is all about
Launched in 2022 and designed as a role-playing programme, PioneerTown is, quite literally, an experiential, large-scale simulation of a town; here, students will take on various responsibilities that will help them master concepts such as economics, business, negotiation, innovation, leadership, sales and commerce, as well as the ins-and-outs of a successful, self-contained economy. The 2022 edition resembled an American Frontier-style town square, where students ran their own shops and took charge of every business aspect of the business – these included stock ordering, cost management, marketing and advertising, and how to spend their hard-earned profits.
The programme’s role-playing opportunities give students an understanding of small-town governance by showing them the meaning of collaborative civic involvement, and how to develop laws and establish human rights for the greater community – this is all achieved through the spirit of collaboration, innovation and enterprise.
There are six themes within PioneerTown’s curriculum: basic economics, banking, money management, communications, philanthropy and adulting. These themes are mapped according to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and Common Core Standards. All of the hands-on activities are also carefully planned to reinforce cultural awareness while students learn geography, Maths, science, languages and art.
Establishing lifelong learning
PioneerTown is supported by XAA’s finest in-class educators and industry experts. Throughout the school year, students will also take on various entrepreneurial projects that will focus on topics such as market research, financial literacy, legal systems, social impact, product design, business development, fundraising, and other aspects of starting and running a business. By empowering students with these 21st-century skills, they’ll be well-equipped to succeed in an ever-changing world.
In the near future, PioneerTown will be based out of XAA’s new, purpose-built campus, which opens in August 2023. The new campus features a three-storey library (also known as the ‘Pioneer Zone’), specialist classrooms that have cutting-edge educational tech, and a specially designed PioneerTown space.
See PioneerTown in action: register for Discovery Day!
Interested to find out how PioneerTown can empower your child with modern-day skills and future-forward thinking? Sign up for XCL American Academy’s Discovery Day to get a sense of what makes the school unique. While you explore the school and meet with the Superintendent, your child will get to join fun experience classes, make new friends, create art and play music, and even take a Mandarin lesson with the school’s bilingual teachers. Here are the deets you need to know:
XCL American Academy Discovery Day
Date: 10 February 2023
Time: 9:30am – 12pm
Where: XCL American Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
How to register: Click here to book your spot!
Want to know how XCL American Academy can give your child a 21st-century education? Visit the school’s website for more!
XCL American Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039, Tel: (+65) 6230 4222