Tips for Getting Started with Online School for the 2019-2020 Year

Posted by ICON School on Mar 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM

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Long after we finish our years of schooling, we all have that distinct feeling when Fall rolls around that it’s time for another year of learning and new beginnings. There is an excitement in the air as kids start buying school supplies, the weather starts cooling down, and crisp leaves are begging to be crunched. That time will be upon us not long from now! It always comes a little more quickly than we expect. So why not get a head start on planning?

Questions to Ask When Switching From Private to A VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL

Posted by ICON School on Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Although many parents believe that sending their child to a private school is better than sending them to public school, the truth is that it entirely depends on what is best for each child. If you’re looking to make the switch from private school to public online school, or are even just considering your options, here are some key questions to be asking as you consider which is a good fit and why an online public school may actually be the better option.

When Mental Health Struggles Cause Struggles at School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Oct 9, 2018 2:50:47 PM

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Oct 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, so we wanted to take a moment to discuss the impact mental health can have on a student's ability to perform and participate at school. A number of ICON students have faced their own mental health issues and found they are much more successful in the online school environment.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SCHOOL: THE INVISIBLE ILLNESS

A devastating and largely silent epidemic is sweeping America’s schools. Today, 1 in 5 children have emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders. Despite their numbers, an astounding 80% of them will go without the mental health support and care they need. Unsurprisingly, these staggering numbers mean many children fall behind or drop out of school because of their seemingly insurmountable mental health challenges.

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.

Brick and Mortar Schools are not for Every Student

Posted by ICON School on Aug 30, 2017 8:02:00 AM

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For the past week, students across Idaho have been heading back to school. For many of these Idaho students, this involves walking through the doors of a traditional brick and mortar middle school or high school like their parents did before them. But the world has changed significantly since the parents of today's students attended middle school and high school. Today, a curious mind can learn anything with the help of the internet—and even complete schooling and receive diplomas, certificates, and degrees.