When Mental Health Struggles Cause Issues at School

Posted by Vickie McCullough on Nov 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Mental health issues can significantly affect school performance, and some students need to take a different approach to succeed in their studies. Today we're looking at how mental health struggles can impact students and how online school can be a better option for many. A number of ICON students have faced their own mental health issues and found they are much more successful in the online school environment.

Online School be a Solution to Bullying

Posted by ICON School on Mar 10, 2020 11:42:19 AM


The educational experience isn't always a good one in schools. For some students, going to school means being bullied, living in fear or shame, and being unable to learn because of that. 

Bullying is an enormous problem that is now out in the open, though few things have changed. When a child is bullied, there are often other complications that result in an education that is worse than it could be. 

Many students switch schools due to bullying, and online school is a popular choice because it lets students learn on their own terms, on their own turf. Here are some of the ways online school directly addresses some of the common consequences of bullying. 

What to Know Before Starting Online School

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


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.

Types of Online School: Private, Public, Charter, & College Affiliate

Posted by ICON School on Jul 15, 2019 4:17:40 PM

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If you’re currently scoping out your options to finish high school, you may be wondering if finishing up online is the right choice for you. It’s the most flexible option, and that may be just what you need. Whether you’re searching because you’re trying to graduate early, need accelerated courses, or other reasons, there are likely some questions you need answered. We’ll dive into those here, but if you have additional questions then feel free to contact us at any time!

Understanding Student Trauma

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.

Brick and Mortar Schools Are Not for Every Student

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


For the past week, students across Idaho have been heading back to school. For many of these 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.