Acton Academy Rexburg

Acton Future Builders Team

Inspire and equip young people with real-world skills and motivation to build the future

An Acton Academy approach to learning STEM and Trades skills

Our Beliefs

  • Every child is a hero capable of changing the world
  • Self-guided learning mixed with external demands or problems to solve creates the fastest growth
  • Real-world challenges, failures, and rewards are vital

3 Pillars of the Team

  1. Inspiration – Socratic discussions on heroes in STEM, vision, and goals
  2. Team projects – learn leadership, cooperation, and industry engineering team practices
  3. Personal Projects – learn project management and other practical skills by motivated ownership of a project

How We Reach Excellence

  • Peer-to-peer accountability
  • Badges to show finished work
  • Levels of accomplishment with added responsibilities

We believe in a Problem-based approach to learning

“We’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.”
Mike Rowe
"Dirty Jobs"

Who is it for?

When is it?

Currently Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 

*Additional times may be added – if available times do not work for you note a better time in your application

What does it cost?

$200/month for 3 hours per week in our STEM lab on guided projects with tools and some supplies provided 

*parents may be responsible for supplies used in personal projects and will be encouraged to equip the learner with some of their own tools

Meet the Guide

“As a kid I was always in the garage inventing stuff or working on cars. Before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering I had already been granted my first patent in law enforcement technology while working for a startup company.

I broadened my engineering skills with a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while working for the Air Force on the newest ICBM (that’s a nuclear weapon that goes into space on a rocket).

My next job at Idaho National Laboratory gave me experience working with advanced nuclear reactors, military drones, power grid security, and I have even had the thrill of operating as the UAS pilot in a radiation polluted environment during several FBI trainings.

Outside of work I enjoy being a father, working on cars, and have started ConvertingEV youtube channel about converting classic cars to electric.”

Brian Dold

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Get to know the guide and Acton Academy Rexburg even more

Brian was a guest on Tyler Martin’s podcast Two Lessons Learned where he discussed his technical background as well as his journey in starting Acton Academy Rexburg. Skip to minute 25:30 to get right to the discussion about education.

Megan -Co-Founder of Acton Academy Rexburg

Megan -Co-Founder of Acton Academy Rexburg

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Megan -Co-Founder of Acton Academy Rexburg
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