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Here are answers to the most common questions ICON gets:
ICON is a Public School.
ICON is an accredited school.
ICON is a FREE school.
ICON offers diplomas.
How to Enroll in Online School
Here are the basics of what you need to know about getting enrolled in online school. Just like any other school, there is a bit of paperwork.
Here is what we need:
- Enrollment Form
- Copy of birth certificate
- Proof of where you live
- Copy of immunizations
- Then we will work with your former school to get a copy of records
As you can imagine, this takes a little time.
So if you are thinking: It’s only June, should I really be thinking about this now?
The answer is YES!
If you start now, you will have more time to work through the process and be ready on day one.
Meeting Idaho Graduation Requirements
Once we review your records, we’ll be able to make recommendations on where you should be placed and how to most efficiently get you to your graduation requirements.
One important thing to know is that the state of Idaho has a base of graduation requirements, but individual schools can add requirements. We urge you to consider this when making your school decisions.
ICON requires the minimum amount of credits needed to graduate as defined by the state of Idaho.
We take a look at all of that and have a meeting with you about what you have completed and what is left to do.
Once we enrollment is complete, you get access to a portal where you access all your school content.
ICON is free, and we will even loan you a computer. The only requirement is that you have access to internet in your home or can get to a place every day where you will have access to internet. To participate in online school, consistent internet access is critical, so this should be a consideration when you are considering if ICON is the best place for you.
How to Succeed in Online School
Now you are enrolled and have access to your school work, now what?
In a traditional school, they tell you when you show up and when you can leave.
At ICON, we do not give you specific times of the day that you must school. However, we do ask and require that you school every day and complete everything that has been assigned.
Your classes are available 24/7.
Your teachers have office hours of when they are available to help you.
You choose the time that is best for you.
We know there are times it is hard to school, like when you are sick or have a lot of appointments. We understand this, and all that we ask is that when there is a day that you cannot log on and do any schooling, that you notify us.
One of the main reasons students are not successful in an online schooling model is when they don’t let us know that something is wrong.
The other reason a student might struggle is if they do not reach out to teachers and administrators when they are having trouble with the curriculum.
If you have a special education or 504 need, you will be assigned someone in our special education department.
As a public school, we offer diplomas, and we even hold a graduation celebration and ceremony in the Boise area.
Getting More Info About ICON
School starts in September! We’d love to welcome you to ICON.
We realize you may still have lots of questions, so please reach out and start a conversation.