What’s Happening at IACS?

The Latest News

  • November Board of Trustees Meeting

    On Monday, November 18th, the IACS Board of Trustees will be meeting at 6:30 pm in Room 145 (Murdoch Hall). Meeting is public; click this news item to see meeting agenda.

  • Picking Up Students

    Middle School students are supervised until 3:05 when dismissal ends and need to be picked up by that time.

  • HS transition

    It is that time of year that eighth grade student and families are looking ahead to high school. If you missed our first open house, never fear...there is another one coming up on January 22nd from 6-8 pm.

  • Save the Date- Quality Night!

    Presenting at Quality Night is a promotion requirement. Fifth and seventh graders will present twice throughout the school year.

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Calendar

November 19, 2019
  • INNOVATION MORNING for Prospective High School Students and Families

    November 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

  • HS Athletic Awards Night, 6pm

    November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 20, 2019
  • Early Release, 12:25pm

    November 20, 2019

  • Future Driver's of America - Driver's Ed Class

    November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • MS Fall Athletics Awards Night

    November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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.