Wellness Program Philosophy
Innovation Academy Charter School believes that optimal physical, emotional, social as well as mental well-being are important keys to academic and personal success. Wellness is about personal choice and balance. It is multifaceted and can encompass many dimensions. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. It is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
Our Wellness Program combines skills-based health classes and physical education classes, referred to as Challenge classes, for all students grade 5-12. The goals of the Wellness program are to: promote personal fitness while developing life-long fitness skills; foster and promote healthy decision-making and advocacy; and to enhance the school’s outcomes of community membership, effective communication, problem solving and self direction. All classes are taught by Wellness teachers.