Student Life

Our students engage in a wide variety of extracurricular activities in addition to excelling in academics. At ICL Academy, we offer scheduling flexibility for students to pursue their passions to the fullest. Every student is encouraged to join clubs.

Character

At ICL, we build character inside and outside of the classroom
  • MindUp Mondays
    • Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP teaches the skills and knowledge students need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion.
  • ICL Champion and Partner Webinars
    • Experts and master champions provide exceptional and unparalleled mentorship to our students through interactive webinars, project-based electives, personalized for virtual coaching, and ‘live meetups’.
  • Advisories
    • Peer-to-peer connections occur naturally in our Advisory system. Students meet ICL students from different academies and from all over the world. 
  • Badges and Effort System
    • The ICL Academy Effort System is based on the fundamental idea that effort, goal-setting, and motivation play a critical role in students’ academic success by promoting the development of diligence, persistence, and mindfulness.

Service

Service is highly encouraged at ICL Academy. Our students learn to participate and collaborate together by designing programs that engage others and help the people around them.
  • Leadership Service Learning Projects
    • Our Leadership course teaches students how to lead with purpose and to enact positive change within the community.
  • Learning Communities/Meetups
    • ICL’s project-based electives create learning communities and peer-to-peer mentoring and collaborations. In 2021-2022, ICL will have several Meetups planned across the country!

Leadership

We challenge all of our students to ‘dare to dream', have the courage to take risks, and to show leadership through action!
  • Orientation: Personal Mission Statement and Ikigai
    • At ICL we use Ikigai to help students create personal mission statements from their passions. The word “Ikigai” stems from two Japanese words, iki (meaning life) and kai (pronounced “gai” meaning effect, result, worth, benefit.) The word translated to English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for being.” 
  • Student Ambassadors
    • Student Ambassadors welcome new students and families to ICL’s unique community.  Our student Ambassadors help and lead outreach efforts.
  • Honors Society
    • The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, leadership, service and character.