March 15, 2018

The community is invited to ISLA Academy's annual Open House, on Wednesday, March 21st, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Teachers and administrators will provide information about our rigorous high school program and our progressive preschool and elementary programs. We will explain project-based learning, the inquiry cycle, integrated curricula, and the many other ways in which ISLA Academy is providing a 21st century model of education.

Everyone is welcome, see you there!

February 9, 2018

We are very excited to announce the hiring of our new music teacher, Mr. Tadeu DeMarco.  Tadeu is an experienced music teacher, with nearly 40 years experience teaching and studying in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Spain, and Canada.  He also has an extensive history here on the North Coast, with experience teaching in a variety of schools and educational programs.  

Tadeu's experience and passion for music will be a vital asset to our community of learners.  In addition to leading classes for all of our students, he will also be offering after-school clubs and music lessons.

We invite all of our enthusiastic & musically inclined students to share their talent and expand their knowledge with our new program. 

January 20, 2018

We are very excited to announce the date of our upcoming presentation, "The Path to University".  The event will take place on Thursday, February 1st at 4:00 pm at the ISLA Academy campus.  The entire community is welcome to attend and hear information about the following topics:

  • Our accredited diploma program accepted by ALL international, US, and Dominican universities

  • How our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum is built to ensure success at the university level 

  • How the majority of our academic curriculum is based on AP courses while incorporating research and presentation skills

  • How each major course is designed to prepare students for the respective AP exam (ex. AP World History, AP Economics, AP Spanish) and how these classes lay the groundwork for students to have the ability to take many additional AP exams (AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, etc.)

  • The scope and sequence of our middle and high school curriculum

  • What families can do to begin preparing for the university admissions process 

  • How ISLA students are uniquely able to obtain additional high school credits for extracurricular activities (ex. tennis, photography, online university courses, work experience)

  • ISLA's continued focus on helping our prospective university students stand out in the college application process

We look forward to seeing everyone there (especially the students)! For more information, call us at(809)571-4633 or email at islaoffice@islaacademy.com.

January 11, 2018

Happy New Year!  We are so excited to see all of the smiling faces back on campus.  The new year brings exciting new activities and a chance for our students and teachers to feel inspired to create new projects and ideas.

IMPORTANT DATES

The end of the third Unit of Inquiry and our first semester are rapidly approaching.  The final day of this semester is January 26th.  As always, Presentation Day will take place on the final Thursday, which will be on January 25th.  

Don't forget that January 29th is a national holiday in celebration of the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte.  There will not be classes on that day.

First-semester report cards will go out on February 9th and Parent-Student conferences will take place the week of February 19-23.  

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Join us on Thursday, February 1st at 4:00 pm at the ISLA Academy campus.  The entire community is welcome to attend our event,"The Path to University", where we will outline ISLA Academy's unique college-preparatory high school curriculum, explain the incredible array of elective class opportunities available to our students, and give students and families a year-by-year explanation of what you can be doing to prepare for the university application process.

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