ACADEMICS

ICL Academy’s academic pursuits foster reflection and critical reasoning, strengthen communication abilities, develop problem solving skills, and promote exemplary intellectual maturity and growth.

ICL Academic Philosophy

Foundation: ICL Academy engages students with different learning styles through the use of video, class notes, texts, and audio explanations of key concepts. 

Application: Students internalize the concepts and ‘make them their own’ through lively discussions and assessments where they relate the topics at -hand to things in their life to show a better understanding.

Mastery: When students show how key concepts weave together to build bridges to bigger broader issues , which in turn relate back to their lives or to help build a better understanding of the world around them.

Online Learning 1.0 (Other Online Schools) vs. Online Learning 2.0 ( ICL Academy)

With our decades expertise in online learning 2.0 — a vast improvement from the isolated, robotic approach of online learning 1.0 — the ICL Academy experience is unique and timely, designed to engage students in the pursuits they’re most passionate about, with flexibility and understanding. 

ICL Academy ‘Secret Sauce’

Making academic courses relevant and inspiring to our students ICL Academy has invested the time and resources to create a proven curriculum that challenges students with rigor and high standards, but at the same time, answers the age-old burning questions facing each generation of high school students:

Why does this matter? How is this relevant to me and my life?

  • Flipped Classroom – Where students learn their lessons online and then join interactive discussion rooms and weekly conferences to work in small groups to fully digest and apply the coursework. Each class includes short formative assessments, tests and research projects, just like a traditional brick-and-mortar school.
  • Time Management – ICL Academy administrators, teachers and mentors will assist students in creating their virtual calendars, establishing priorities and acquiring essential executive functioning techniques. The ICL Academy understands the importance of great organizational skills in order to ensure academic success for all students.
  • Student Camaraderie – Embedded within every course are opportunities for students to engage in problem solving with classmates while virtually collaborating. Education is a social practice as much as it is intellectual and ICL Academy utilizes technology to support interpersonal relationships.