Who is a typical iA student?

iA Students Are Diverse!

iA students pursue online learning for many different reasons and live all over WA state – or even in different countries! Our students are:

  • Inquisitive learners who chose an online learning experience
  • Promising young athletes & artists balancing travel, training & learning schedules
  • Homeschool families who would like to expand and enrich their academic experiences 
  • Students enrolled in a local school wishing to take a class that isn’t offered locally
  • Students who are working slightly below their grade level, at their grade level or beyond

iA is a great place for:

  • Families who are seeking a consistent educational experience in uncertain times.
  • Students who are seeking a meaningful academic experience outside of brick and mortar school environments. 
  • Students seeking an individualized learning experience and tailored support from their teachers. 
  • Homeschool families who would like to expand and enrich their academic experiences. 
  • Students who enjoy scaffolded learning experiences with lots of time for self-guided learning.  
  • Students who are self-starters and enjoy creating their own schedules and managing their time. 
  • Students who struggle with social and emotional issues and are seeking an organized educational experience in the comfort of their own home. 
  • Students who are looking for flexibility in their school days and weeks as they pursue personal interests, accompany family members when traveling, or growing athletic potential. 
  • Students who are working slightly below their grade level, at their grade level or beyond. 

What are some important components for online learning success?

Solid team support in the home. Self-motivation and self-determination are key skills for learning at home, but depending on the student’s age and needs, additional support will vary. Consider what structures and habits will meet your student’s needs. Plan for an hour a day per class, using the course Written Student Learning Plan as a guide to stay on pace.

Proactive communication skills. Don’t understand an assignment or encountered a tech problem? Ask for help right away to avoid losing learning time. Contact your teacher or an iA staff member for support. We’re here to help!

The right tools for the job. A computer. Web-connection. It doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest technology, but a tablet or phone is not sufficient for online learning. All students need access to a personal computer meeting system requirements and have reliable internet access. iA is unable to provide student computers.