Vickie McCullough Vickie McCullough is the Head of School at ICON - Idaho Connects Online School, serving 6-12 grade students throughout the state of Idaho.

What It's Like to Attend High School Online in Idaho

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Apr 12, 2020 12:30:00 PM

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Sometimes we avoid new things, like online public school, because we don’t know what to expect, and that can make us a little nervous. It’s totally natural.

Today we're here to tell you a bit about what it's like to attend ICON, a free public online school for Idaho students, so you have an understanding of what to expect if you're interested in enrolling. 

Tips for Transitioning Your Student to an Online School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Jan 29, 2020 2:54:00 PM

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Starting online high school can be an overwhelming time for both the student and the parent. Parents are likely to feel apprehensive about the child learning from home, and the child may be worried about missing friends and classmates he or she is used to seeing every day. But with a little research and preparation, any family might decide that this alternative to traditional schooling is right for them.

Trauma-Informed Teaching

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Apr 20, 2018 11:33:13 AM

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I had recently been given the opportunity to take part in the annual Idaho Prevention and Support Conference. Once there, I was instantly treated to numerous stories and seminars, task groups and educational leaders, all gathered to express and discuss the same goal: how do we, as members of the educational and youth community, strive do our utmost in keeping our children, teachers, and all the unsung cogs of our educational system motivated and informed.

After spending time with these hardworking and dedicated individuals, all striving towards these goals, there were several takeaways that I felt warranted special recognition and reflection.