Virtual High School? Debunking Myths about Online Learning

Posted by ICON School on May 14, 2018 1:53:00 PM

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There was a time not so long ago when it was a dig to suggest someone went to school online. It was a way of questioning the legitimacy of someone’s education during a time when the internet was considered by some a fad and there wasn’t much infrastructure around online schooling. Today, many people use the internet to do traditionally place-bound things such as work, education, and communication. It’s no longer unusual for someone to work, learn, date, and socialize online; in fact, there’s a chance we do these things more online than we do in “real life.”

Trauma Informed

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.

Tips for Transitioning Your Student to an Idaho Online School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Dec 21, 2017 1:55:24 PM

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Winter break is quickly approaching, and not long after students return to school from break, the first semester for most Idaho schools will come to an end. This is a natural time for families to consider transferring their child to a new school. Whether because of a move, economic circumstances, or to find a better educational fit for the child, it’s not uncommon to see a mid-year switch.