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Welcome to I·School, Your Source for Individualized Learning

We combine great teachers and evidence-based technology to create a uniquely individualized, mastery-based learning experience for motivated students grades 4-12.  

I·School is a non-traditional, “blended” learning school located in Incline Village, Nevada, at the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Its Executive Director (Kathryn E Kelly, DrPH, MEd) continuously researches and identifies the best combination of educational content providers and professional educators to provide individualized learning experiences that are truly exceptional. This innovative approach to teaching allows students to embrace an individualized, mastery-based learning process while maintaining the flexibility and focus required to support superior academic outcomes, specialized learning needs and extracurricular interests that may not conform to traditional academic calendars or environments.

We encourage and support identification of desired outcomes at the earliest possible opportunity so that we may develop an efficient and manageable path to success. Our student population comprises motivated individuals who aspire to receive acceptance by top-ranked colleges, are involved in highly competitive sports programs, require support for learning differences or physical disabilities, or have interest in augmenting their ongoing academic endeavors. I·School also identifies each student’s interests and possible career intentions so that we can further customize an academic program that supports everyone’s specific aspirations and aptitudes.

I·School supports motivated full-time and part-time students at all levels of academic ability. Students at I·School enjoy program flexibility, one-on-one educational support, small group instruction, real-time results and measurement tools that determine student progress individually and against national standards.

Our instructors work with our students by Skype when they move or travel to places such as Spain, Chile or Japan, whether permanently or just for a short time.  In addition, I·School is highly integrated into the broader Tahoe area educational community with ties to Washoe County School District (NV), Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (CA), Lake Tahoe School, Squaw Valley Preparatory, Tahoe Expeditionary Academy, Sierra College (CA), and Sierra Nevada College (NV). We  also provide a variety of social and enrichment opportunities.

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of blended learning, we invite you to watch the six-minute video on the right-hand side of the page, in the side-bar, titled Blended Learning.  If you would like to learn more about how blended learning is shaping the future of education, you might also enjoy the 12-minute video on Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson, which is the most-watched TED Talk of all time and one of the inspirations for I·School. It is located in the side-bar as well, under the title of Changing Education. Some nice articles about us are available here.

Want to know more?  Please contact us here.

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