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ADMISSIONS  FAQ

  • WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS CRITERIA? DO YOU REQUIRE ANY FORMAL ADMISSIONS EXAMS?
    We do not require any formal admissions exams. To learn more about the admissions process please complete our inquiry form. Once completed, you will be contacted by our Admissions team.
  • IS ICL ACADEMY DIFFERENT FROM HOMESCHOOL?
    Yes! ICL Academy is an accredited online private high school. Our programming is not the same as homeschooling where parents choose curriculum and hold primary responsibility for instructing their children while also being responsible for submitting grades to the state. At ICL, you are part of a real school community with live classes, personalized counseling and one to one tutoring support - and much more! To learn more about our academic programming, please see our academics page or contact an admissions counselor. Most homeschool experiences are isolating, while at ICL, we are part of a community of like minded peers with whom you have weekly interactions and live meet ups.
  • WHAT'S THE TYPICAL WEEK LIKE FOR A ICL ACADEMY STUDENT?
    ICL Academy students carry a full online course load, completing five to six courses per year. Each course has weekly seminars.
  • WILL MY STUDENT BE INTERACTING WITH THEIR TEACHERS AND PEERS?
    Our Cambridge-style weekly seminars are designed to be highly interactive and collaborative. Teachers will lead students through discussions related to course content and create a space for students to dig deeper into materials. Students will have opportunities to share their thoughts, opinions, and insight while learning from other students. This helps students gain additional viewpoints and see different perspectives. Students also have the opportunity to interact with peers during clubs and special events. Each student also has the opportunity to have 1-1 or small personalized group meetings with their teachers in ‘seminar support hours’ each week. Students participate in group projects throughout the year and are part of ‘houses’ (think Harry Potter) competing for the ICL Cup.
  • TO WHAT EXTENT WILL MY CHILD WORK WITH AND BE SUPPORTED BY THEIR TEACHERS?
    Using Zoom, students will meet with each subject teacher and their peers once a week. Teachers also provide the opportunity for students to meet one-on-one during office hours for academic guidance and support. Throughout the week, teachers also support students within the learning management system called Buzz. In Buzz, teachers offer feedback and scores through rubrics and written comments. Students are able to review teacher feedback and retry assignments. Teachers are very responsive via email and Buzz to assist on an as-needed basis! Additional one-on-one tutoring sessions can be purchased if needed.
  • HOW DOES ICL ENSURE ITS STUDENTS ARE NOT LEFT BEHIND?
    Student success is not only our mission at ICL Academy, it is also our priority. At ICL Academy, we allow our students to be excused from live seminars so that they don’t miss an important performance, tournament, practice etc. These students have many opportunities to make this time up by either watching the recorded seminar at their own convenience, or scheduling an office hour with their teacher. At ICL, we also follow the rule of 2. If a student has 2 unexcused absences, if the student is 2 weeks behind/2 weeks of a failing grade, or 2 failed attempts at a major assignment then the student is required to schedule an office hour with his/her teacher. Our Deans pull a progress report every 2 weeks. If the student is behind, they will contact the student. If the student does not respond, the administration will reach out to the parents.
  • HOW MANY COURSES CAN I TAKE AT ONCE? IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF COURSES IN WHICH I MUST ENROLL?
    Full year tuition covers the cost of six courses. There are, however, multiple students that take just one or two classes with us — classes “a la carte” are available at a separate cost.
  • WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE COURSES?
    We recommend that students have an updated PC or Apple desktop or laptop; Chromebooks are not able to support some software used in our classes. Your laptop should have a camera and microphone as well. Most importantly, you should have consistent access to the internet.
  • HOW DOES ICL ACADEMY ENSURE THE QUALITY OF ONLINE COURSES?
    ICL Academy offers a range of online high school courses that are highly interactive and encourage meaningful collaboration within a small online cohort of students. These courses are designed, developed, and taught by our experienced faculty. Our curriculum promotes the development of open-minded, independent thinkers who can apply what they have learned in the real world. Throughout the courses, students will view instructional content, complete practice assessment to determine student understanding, engage in discussion forums with peers, and complete application-based assignments to portray students’ skills and abilities. Program evaluation surveys provide feedback about student learning, participation, and assessment. Instructors are reviewed regularly and given opportunities to participate in professional development regarding the latest techniques in online pedagogy. We work on an ongoing basis to add new courses to expand the range of choices for our students based on their needs and interests.
  • DOES ICL ACADEMY OFFER AP COURSES?
    Yes! ICL currently offers AP Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP US History, AP Art History, AP Computer Science, and AP Statistics. Each year we add more AP courses so check with the admissions office for an updated list!
  • WHAT ARE THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ICL ACADEMY DIPLOMA?
    The following 19 credits are required for graduation: 4 credits of English 3 credits of Mathematics 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Social Studies 2 credits of World Language 2 credits of Independent Physical Education 2 credits of electives/additional World Language 1 credit of Leadership **If pursuing collegiate atheletics, NCAA requirements may differ
  • HOW WILL MY STUDENT COMPLETE THEIR ONLINE PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADUATION REQUIREMENT?
    Students earn credit for their physical education course through participating independently in an instructor-led phycial activity, sport, or training. Students will complete weekly entries detailing their activity and submit signatures from their coach and/or trainer as verification.
  • DO COLLEGES ACCEPT ICL ACADEMY'S ONLINE COURSES? HOW DO UNIVERSITIES PERCEIVE AN ONLINE EDUCATION?
    Yes, colleges and universities will accept ICL Academy’s online classes for admissions. Colleges and universities understand that online courses help to promote lifelong learners, and view our online courses similarly as those taken in the classroom.
  • ARE ICL ACADEMY ONLINE CLASSES NCAA APPROVED?
    Yes! Our curriculum is NCAA approved through our WASC accreditation.
  • HOW DO I ORDER A COPY OF MY TRANSCRIPT?
    To order a copy of your transcript, please visit the Parchment website and create an account using this link. https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/37418079/account
  • WHAT IS YOUR TUTION AND DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
    With ICL Academy your student receives an elite private school school education, with the superior academics, individualized attention, guidance, and connections that prep school affords. We work hard to make our school vastly more affordable than similar schools at $25,000, but on top of that we are fortunate to receive funding support from our Foundation, the non-profit Institute for Civic Leadership (celebrating 20 years of service!), to offer the incredible price of $17,200 a year for full-time. Merit scholarships are available. Speak with the Head of School or our admissions team for more information.
  • WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF SUMMER OFFERINGS?
    Summer Semester: $1,300 per 12 week class, $700 per 6 week class Credit Recovery: $500 per class Dual Enrollment: $800 per class Language Bird: $3,000 per class Test Prep with Greg: $800 per session Essay Writing Workshop: $800 per workshop ACT/SAT Bootcamp: $1450 per student (+$150 test subscription)
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