Our students attend IGS for many different reasons, including:
College Bound: A IGS education is centered around the essence of a college preparatory experience. The IGS college preparatory accredited online high school experience allows students to develop valuable skills in time management. Because students play a greater role in their own academic success than they would in most traditional schools, our students learn to manage multiple assignments, help create their own schedule of lessons and study plans, and ensure that teachers are aware of any questions or challenges that may arise. As a result, our students are uniquely prepared to succeed in their post-secondary education and career experiences.
The Student Athlete: IGS s has long been the online school for student athletes who seek flexibility and a college preparatory experience as they pursue their outside talents and interests. Our courses are asynchronous, meaning that students can complete their work when it is convenient for them. Most college athletic programs are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), an organization with rules and regulations on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid. Colleges and universities are members of a division according to the size and scope of their athletic programs. IGS can help with academic planning for students who wish to pursue athletics at Division I or II colleges, as most of our courses are NCAA approved homeschool curriculum. Not all online high schools have NCAA approved courses, due to the high academic expectations associated with NCAA approval.
IGS has a variety of resources to educate students about NCAA procedures. Our School Counseling Department has NCAA specialists on staff to help answer questions about the eligibility process.
Accelerated Learners: Academically talented and highly motivated students thrive in an environment where they are regularly challenged to realize their full potential. Our course and curriculum options are designed to challenge students to discover, explore, and grow. Because our courses are asynchronous, students are able to work ahead in particular subjects or take additional time on a lesson if needed. This sense of ownership over their own education helps accelerated learners gain valuable experience in taking responsibility and creating their own goals. Students who are already independent learners thrive with the opportunity to move at their own pace.
Pursuing their Dreams: More than any other online school, IGS is known for working with students who are professional actors, musicians, and other performers. We work with students, their parents, advisors, and tutors to ensure that our students receive a quality college preparatory education while pursuing their dreams and ambitions. In addition to all of the flexibility that IGS offers, many performers take advantage of our Personal Project Portfolio elective to synthesize their professional experiences with topics they are studying in school. Our staff is knowledgeable about the unique needs of student performers, and has experience regarding extensive student travel schedules, work permits, studio teachers, and other pertinent topics.
Gifted and Talented: At IGS, we understand the opportunities that can accompany educating gifted children. Too often, traditional schools fail to offer enough flexibility to accommodate the asynchronous development of gifted children, who may need higher level or accelerated courses. Gifted children frequently waste precious learning time in classes that move too slowly for them, or cover material that they have already mastered. IGS answers these challenges with a college preparatory, online private school experience that is tailored to the individual needs of each child. Our Gifted & Talented Academy (for students in grades 6-12) provides specialized coursework and opportunities that are designed specifically for the needs of gifted children.
International Students: Our international families appreciate the continuity that IGS provides, regardless of where their travels take them. The high touch, high service approach means that we can adapt to challenges caused by time zone changes, relocation needs, or changing student goals. Our international students are located in more than 90 countries throughout the world. Some of our families relocate or travel for work, some for personal enrichment, and many for a combination of reasons. A number of our families are living internationally, and plan to attend an American college or university, an area our school counselors are experienced in assisting.
Homeschooling Families: We are dedicated to providing your child with personalized curriculum, caring teachers, and a philosophy of education that honors each child’s gifts and talents. We provide you with the peace of mind of a fully accredited school with curriculum and highly qualified teachers. Homeschool parents can enrich the curriculum and incorporate local resources, but do not themselves have to be an expert on every subject. We believe that there is an endless source of inspiration and learning available to children within their very own home. IGS is committed to helping homeschool families succeed at distance learning. We believe that life experiences are part of every child’s education and consider life and learning to be one and the same. Our goal is to develop a accredited homeschool program that fits your child intellectually, emotionally, and developmentally. Parents of IGS students enjoy seeing the many benefits of our educational model. Their children learn strong time management skills, develop a heightened sense of intrinsic motivation to achieve academic and extra-curricular success, and are able to pursue their own goals and interests while experiencing an exceptional college preparatory education.
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