Ideaventions Academy features challenging coursework requiring a significant time commitment by students.
To meet graduation requirements, students typically take 5 academic courses per year.
The Upper School schedule is designed to prepare students for top colleges and universities:
- Seminar and laboratory-style classes
- “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 6-10 hours a week for one high-school level class. With a typical load of 5 classes, that’s a commitment of 30 to 50 hours a week (this includes time spent in class). 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.