At Ignite Learning Academy, our private online middle school serves students in grades 6 - 8 and is focused on continuing healthy child development – igniting a love for learning and exploration. Middle school students take on more responsibility and are encouraged to progress into independent learners by developing strong study and time-management skills. More rigorous coursework is introduced so that students develop their critical thinking skills as they prepare for high school.
We offer a tailored curriculum to meet their academic needs and their pre-teen expectations. Content is engaging and provides the answer to the most pressing question: "Why does this matter?" Students learn how mathematics is all around them on a daily basis, why history is not just a recollection of the past but gives us wisdom for the future, and teachers bring learning to life.
Take a look into our middle school curriculum.
Middle school students receive a well-rounded curriculum that includes core courses in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies in conjunction with one or two interest courses that might include:
Middle school students should expect to spend 2.5 - 4 hours completing schoolwork each day.
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Middle school students are invited to attend live classes throughout the week to extend their learning in the online curriculum and work alongside their teachers and peers as they conduct experiments, engage in academic conversation, play games to reinforce their learning, and expand their knowledge. Live classes are hosted in Zoom so students have a chance to get to know one another and build friendships with other students.
Middle school students are also invited to engage in a number of virtual clubs including science, drawing, Esports (gaming), MathCon, cooking, painting, chess, and more.
At this age, students begin to experience big changes: physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. They begin learning how to express their emotions in an adult manner. They begin to understand other people’s emotions. Academically, the role of the parent/coach lessons a bit from the elementary school years. Students are learning how to manage their own daily schedule and being held accountable for submitting online coursework on time. We also teach them to advocate for themselves when reaching out to teachers or school staff with questions or to request support; this lifelong skill will help them advocate for their needs as an adult.
Our online program allows students to develop confidence in their own individuality while developing their independence and intellect. Through our flexible schedule and curriculum, our online learning allows middle school students to grow confidently in ways that they may not have the opportunity to in a traditional school setting.
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