Learning

INFORMED DISTANCE LEARNING RESULTS IN INCREASED DISTANCE LEARNING

iSC's instructional model for K-12 grades is the result of extensive research and practice by iSC departmental communities of practice consisting of educators throughout the district in order to cultivate optimal learning environments for children of all ages and academic levels. iSCA students have access to all of the educational resources of the expansive iSC school district.

iSCA students have access to rich, fascinating and appropriately challenging courses, thus providing them with various opportunities to master the AERO education standards and learning goals. Learn more about the full-time and part-time program options offered by iSCA below.

Technology connects us!

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Microsoft Office 365 is a software suite of digital tools (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel) that students will use engage with their teachers and learning resources. All students will be issued Microsoft email addresses that give them access to the rest of their Office 365 tools as well as other iSCA digital tools such as Canvas, Zoom, and PowerSchool.

Log into Office 365

Canvas

Canvas is an intuitive learning management system (lms) used by schools throughout the world. iSC has adopted Canvas has its shared lms and all iSCA courses are housed in Canvas. iSCA students, parents, and educators use their school-issued email addresses to log into their assigned courses. All iSCA stakeholders are trained to know how to navigate and use Canvas so as to get the most out their learning!

Access Canvas

Zoom

Zoom is the video conferencing tool used to connect iSCA students, parents, and educators. All synchronous class sessions, activities, and conferences will take place through Zoom.

Download Zoom

PowerSchool

Our school uses PowerSchool as its Student Management System, which is where student and parent information as well as grades are stored.

To visit the PowerSchool login portion of our website, click HERE.

iSC Academy Program Options

Full-Time Elementary

Kindergarten - Grade 5

The Elementary program emphasizes literacy and numeracy in all subjects. “Core” classes include, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Other classes, “Specials,” include Fine Arts, Physical Education, and language—students either learn Chinese or engage with English Language Support if needed. Grades sections will not exceed 24 students, so students and their parents have personalized attention from homeroom and support teachers.

Click here to learn more about our Elementary program!

Full-Time Secondary

Grades 6 - 9

The Secondary program emphasizes socio-emotional development and student skills. Secondary students engage in “Core” classes include Character Development, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Mathematic options include Math 6 (foundational middle school math skills), Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry for students in Grades 6-8; Grade 9 students may take Algebra II. Other classes, “Specials,” include Fine Arts options, Physical Education, and language—students either learn Chinese or engage with English Language Support if needed. Students have opportunities to engage with other electives as available. Course sections will not exceed 24 students, so students and their parents have personalized attention from homeroom, subject, and support teachers.

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Grades 10-12 will be open in the near future.

Chinese Language and Culture

Kindergarten - Grade 12

CLC courses teach students about Chinese culture and in their capacity to communicate in Chinese. Small classes allow for highly-personalized standards-based learning experiences. Students must be able to join weekly regional synchronous sessions that fully immerse students in all four aspects of Chinese communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses are offered at all levels including Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Native Chinese and group students based on ability and grade level. Course sections will not exceed 8 students, so students and their parents have highly immersive Chinese experiences with peers and teachers.

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English Language Support

Kindergarten - Grade 12

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ELS courses will be offered to K-12 students who wish to grow in their capacity to communicate in English. Students must be able to join weekly regional synchronous sessions that fully immerse students in all four aspects of English communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses are offered at two levels based on WIDA scores (Levels 1--3 and Levels 4-6) and group students based on ability and grade level.

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Advanced Placement® Courses

Grades 9 - 12

Advanced Placement® (AP) courses are based on national curricula and prepare high school students to take the College Board® AP exams in May. AP courses are designed to provide an additional challenge for students wishing to learn more about a specific subject area; in addition, these classes are taught at the level and expectations of a first-year university course. More information about the official AP program can be found on the College Board website. Students wishing to enroll in AP courses need a recommendation from his/her principal (or designee).

iSCA offers two different options for AP courses. Synchronous Courses meet weekly based on regions and require weekly synchronous connections. Semi-Synchronous Courses follow an adaptive pacing schedule, offer quarterly synchronous opportunities based on region, and encourage engagement at least once a week.

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