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  • December Breakfast & Lunch Menu

    The December Breakfast & Lunch Menu is posted here.

  • Picture Re-takes

    Picture re-take day for both MS and HS is Thursday, December 8th for students that were absent or would like to have their photo re-taken.

  • Upcoming Musical Events

    The schedule at IACS between now and winter break is jam-packed with musical events!

  • December Seniors of the Month

    December Seniors of the Month

    Three students have been recognized for the month of December...

  • ACTFL Convention

    ACTFL Convention

    Last week, IACS Spanish teachers Ofelin Tortorelli, Jose Lopez, Gale Stafford, and Carrie Tawadros presented at the 2016 ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) convention...

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December 3, 2016
  • SAT Exam

    December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • HS Chorus & Chorale Performance -Tyngsboro Festival of Trees

    December 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Tyngsboro Town Hall - Festival of Trees/Lane Chorus & Chorale

December 5, 2016
  • HS Field Trip to Beyond Benign,

    December 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Beyond Benign, 100 Research Drive, Wilmington, MA 01887

December 6, 2016
  • High School Innovation Mornings for parents of prospective students

    December 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Innovation Academy Charter School, 72 Tyng Rd, Tyngsboro, MA 01879, USA

December 7, 2016

A Culture of Innovation

Classes at Innovation focus on higher-order critical thinking skills, emphasizing depth of understanding over breadth of knowledge. Systems Thinking tools are used throughout the curriculum to help students understand the complex relationships and dynamic processes that govern so many of the most fundamental problems our world is facing.

Students apply their thinking to concrete problems throughout the curriculum, working on hands-on projects and presenting their most polished work to a public audience at quality nights and jury days in the middle school and at presentations of learning and exhibition nights in the high school. 

Teachers emphasize interdisciplinary connections to help students understand how problem-solving techniques cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines and departments. An emphasis on group work and team building helps students learn that making connections between diverse experiences and perspectives is a crucial skill in all disciplines.