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.