Integrative Learning Academy
Covid has made a mess of school. Parents are having to work and teach their children simultaneously. The regular school day is too long and class sizes are too big.
How are students going to get the attention needed to complete their work or understand concepts? Especially students who require homeschool programs for dyslexia or other learning disabilities?
Introducing the K-8 Integrative Learning Academy: an individualized virtual school with the personal attention your child needs to make the most out of learning from home.
Our virtual homeschool can be a good fit for a variety of students, including those:
Have your child join one of our virtual learning pods of no more than 3 students. In our pandemic pods, your child will have the same teacher every day.
Plus, in these virtual academic pods, if your learner requires dyslexia homeschool solutions or remediation for any other learning disability, we integrate their tutoring into the homeschool day. This means their remediation sessions happen during their school day, not before or after.
Parents are happy with their decision to engage with our virtual homeschool!
“Our daughter is in the full homeschool program at the center. We could not be happier with the progress that she is making. For the first time, she is retaining information and is excited to learn. The teachers are patient, creative and knowledgeable. We are so grateful to have found Integrative Learning for her." -Terra J.
Join a K-8 Learning Pod at our Homeschool
Our virtual learning academy program is:
Independent study courses are also offered for students in grades K-8.
Just looking for after school homework help? Reach out, we can do that too!
The Best Homeschool Curricula - Including for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
If you are the parent of a child with dyslexia, you have probably searched long and hard for ways to help your child learn. Because children with dyslexia are often highly intelligent, creative, gifted, and productive, you can often capitalize on your student’s strengths to make the most of homeschooling.
Although students with dyslexia have unique learning strengths, they also can have challenges in absorbing and retaining what they learn, particularly in subjects like:
Being able to customize an education to your child’s specific needs is what homeschooling is all about.
Positive outcomes begin with having the right blend of teaching style, curriculum, and a keen understanding of how your child learns best.
That’s why our virtual homeschool program is such a good choice for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Integrated Tutoring and No Homework in our K-8 Virtual Homeschool Program
Students with learning disabilities already have a difficult time learning material and attending school. Covid has made that so much more difficult for our learners.
These students need concepts broken down into smaller parts and they need to attend tutoring sessions to remediate their learning disabilities.
We have daily tutoring, five days a week, for students to attend remediation sessions. These classes are completed during the school day versus before or after school. Plus, students finish their homeschool day by 12:45 every day.
Did we mention there's no homework? Integrative Learning Academy strongly believes that students should learn and understand their academics while attending school. If they are having trouble, then we need to slow down and approach from a different teaching angle. The answer is not to overload them with even more work and stress.
Homeschool Elementary School Focuses on Experiential Learning
We focus a lot on experiential, hands-on learning in the younger years. We learn history by reading good literature. We learn science by planting a garden, studying nature, raising animals and doing simple experiments. We learn to organize our thoughts for writing by practicing writing’s precursor: narration.
Homeschool Middle School Focuses on Independence
The middle school years are transitional in many ways. There are significant physical and emotional changes that are taking place during these years that were part of the reason that middle schools were started in the first place. Middle school students from 6th through 8th grade don’t quite have an elementary school mindset and are not quite ready for high school.
Middle school is a time to help our kids understand their growing minds and bodies and also to begin to prepare them for higher level learning that will be required of them as high school students.
Middle school is a time of transition to a future of more independent learning.
During middle school, it's important to ramp up on accommodations for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities, introducing helpful technologies so that kids can continue to learn at an increasingly complex level, as independently as possible.
Accommodations we use in middle school for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities:
Virtual Homeschool Means All You Need Is An Internet Connection
In many parts of the country, there are no local schools for dyslexia. We recently had a family call from across the country who was considering moving here so their children could attend school at Integrative Learning. But, for most families searching for a school that specializes in dyslexia, moving across the country is simply not an option. Because we are a hybrid homeschool and online school, we can serve students anywhere they have internet access.
Our Virtual Homeschool Is Affordable
Because parents (or other responsible adults) provide the supervision at home on a day-to-day basis, our teachers can effectively help many more students, which spreads out the cost of teachers.
Because our teachers can work from home, we don’t incur the costs of occupying a building. This also means that we can hire teachers who are a good fit for our personalized learning philosophy from anywhere in the country.
We are able to do this while keeping the class size to no more than 3 students.
Plus, our virtual homeschool pricing includes our remediation services for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
Homeschool Microschool and Private Teacher Benefits
A microschool is kept small on purpose. Our homeschool microschool:
How Do I Know if my Learner Will Be a Good Fit?
For many students and families, a virtual school like Integrative Learning Academy provides an ideal learning environment. It combines the best of traditional schooling and homeschooling while personalizing the experience to the individual student’s needs.
Working with students since 1990, Integrative Learning Academy has learned a lot about who thrives in an online school and why.
We realize that every family has its own unique circumstances. So, as you explore online education options, we’d like to share a few important success factors that should help you determine if our virtual school is a good fit for your family.
Matching Students with the Right Resources
At Integrative Learning Academy, we know that online schooling can work well for students with a wide range of abilities, interests, and backgrounds, including:
Enrolling on Time
For all students, starting virtual school at the beginning of the school year or second semester provides a significant advantage.
Students enrolling on time consistently outperform students who start later.
Making a Family Commitment
So, assuming that your child is a good fit for a virtual school, what about your family?
For struggling students to succeed in a virtual school, families and students alike have to make a strong commitment to completing remediation activities, attending classes regularly, and working closely with teachers.
To succeed in an online school, your family will need to designate a caring adult, or learning coach, with the time and interest to:
Reaping the Rewards of an Online Education
When parents and students commit their time and energy to virtual schooling, the entire family reaps the rewards.
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