Heartwood Agile Learning Center is a 1st-12th independent school that facilitates Self Directed Education. We adapt the tools and practices of Agile Management & Sociocracy to help students individualize their learning within the context of a collaborative community. Heartwood ALC is committed to using intentional culture creation to amplify student agency and promote social justice. Our students are encouraged to explore their passions and curiosities in order to simultaneously discover and create their path in life. Our purpose is to provide and support self-directed education that plays an active role in the liberation and empowerment of historically disenfranchised and marginalized students. Our vision is to have a community where parents and Facilitators partner together to help young people define their life mission and role in their community.