ICL Academy believes all students have the capacity to learn. We believe our student effort system is the key to improving motivation, increasing focus, and strengthening engagement all the way to attaining academic success at every level of achievement.
At ICL Academy, student effort is assessed from a combination of factors including the student’s academic record, evidence of learning, community involvement, and peer collaboration amongst other criteria. Within the accountability system, ICL Academy promotes a culture of trust and responsibility by awarding badges, or “trophies”, to students as they complete various tasks, and thus, build their legacy.
Legacies don’t happen overnight—and they don’t happen by accident. They’re deliberately crafted over time from hard work and dedication. ICL Academy believes in acknowledging the effort each student puts behind building their respective legacy.
ICL Academy’s Legacy System is fully integrated into our curriculum and enables our ability to assess student effort and accountability. The ICL Academy legacy system is based on the fundamental idea that effort, goal-setting, and motivation play a critical role in students’ academic success. The legacy system promotes the development of diligence, persistence, and mindfulness-each of which are essential skills necessary for students to develop into independent, life long learners.
Furthermore, the legacy system provides students with metacognitive opportunities to reflect on how they can positively contribute to the school community at large while leveling-up their own learning
Student is awarded this trophy after re-attempting an assignment
Student is awarded trophy by attending an office hour
Student is awarded trophy by getting each of the course trophies
Student is awarded trophy by collaborating with a student outside of class
Student is awarded trophy by getting an A on an end of unit assessment and/or project on first attempt
Teacher awards one trophy each semester to a student of their choice
Student is awarded trophy by attending a school event
Student is awarded trophy by staying on pace by week 7 of their course
Student is awarded trophy by earning every course, engagement, and passion trophy
Student awards trophy to a peer that helped them throughout the semester
Student is awarded trophy in each course by attending 3 consecutive weekly seminars
ICL Leadership Team awards this trophy to a student of their choice each semester
Student is awarded trophy by starting a new club and/or campus initiative
Student is awarded trophy in each course by attending every weekly seminar
Student gets awarded the trophy after attending a Mind Up Monday Meeting
Student is awarded trophy by posting on social media and mentioning @icl_academy