The International Academy community, through the International Baccalaureate program, instills cultural appreciation and global citizenship while promoting personal development and a passion for learning.
The instruction of the International Academy will be engaging, innovative, student-centered, and inquiry based.
IA staff will demonstrate their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the subject matter, fostering creativity and confidence in a supportive and challenging environment so that each student can make meaningful connections across the curriculum.
The curriculum of the International Academy will be in full alignment with the standards of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programs, in addition to state standards.
IA staff will embrace a rigorous curriculum with a central philosophy of making interdisciplinary and global connections while encouraging individual initiatives and multiple perspectives.
The culture of the International Academy will balance the social, emotional, and physical health of our community. We will embrace and value commonalities and individuality.
Through creativity and intellectualism, we will encourage holistic growth within a comfortable, safe learning environment.
Assessments will fairly evaluate the unique and diverse abilities and knowledge base of all students. Formative assessments will be used to strengthen skills, provide practice and feedback to students during the learning process. Summative assessments will emphasize mastery of the skills and content knowledge that students have had an opportunity to learn.
Teachers will validly, reliably and consistently assess student work in accordance with the IB grading criteria and practices. Evaluation criteria will be reflective of curricular goals, supported by professional, scientific and ethical standards and developmentally appropriate. Students will also be engaged in the assessment process through reflection and self-evaluation that leads to goals for learning.