Ideaventions Academy features challenging coursework requiring a significant time commitment by students.
To meet graduation requirements, students typically take 5 academic courses per year. This does not include PE which is completed outside of school.
The Upper School schedule is designed to prepare students for top colleges and universities:
- Seminar and laboratory-style classes that meet two or three-times a week for 90 minutes each class depending upon the course requirements.
- “Open Work Periods” throughout the week for individual work, mentoring and small group collaboration.
- An optional “Activity Period” at the end of each day for student-led clubs, study groups, office hours, and research.
Adding together the preparatory and in-class time, students invest approximately 8-10 hours a week for one high school-level class. With a typical load of 5 classes that’s a commitment of 40 to 50 hours a week. Depending upon the particular course requirements and the speed at which the student works, the time investment may be more or less.
Teachers support students through weekly office hours and mentoring during daily work periods. Teachers are also available by phone and email.