"One who learns but does not think is lost. One who thinks but does not learn is in great
Confucius 551-479 B.C.
The goal of the ISLC is to prepare our students morally, culturally, academically and intellectually for the conditions of the modern world and to meet the requirements of citizenship in the global society. As a new and still relatively small school we have the unique advantage of emphasizing among stakeholders a shared commitment to the ideals of respect, community, and civic responsibility. In the building of our school culture, we are able to model for our students and reinforce concepts over the four – seven year period that our students remain with us in our span school model – what will eventually become grades 6-12.
Students and teachers, alike, are able to identify their individual areas of strength, develop communication skills and articulate the vision in both their social endeavors and academic pursuits. Our span school structure allows us to witness the transformation and maturity of our students from early 6th grade through 11th grade, allowing us to accurately review the impact of our thematic program and curriculum planning.
The faculty of the International Studies Learning Center is committed to accomplishing the following immediate goals and objectives:
The ISLC staff plans on developing and modeling a school-wide reading program at both the Middle School and the High School level by employing various reading strategies within the advisory period such as identifying specific days for reading, utilizing audio books, practice of literacy skills.
We, as teachers, at International Studies Learning Center, believe that the role of the teacher in our small school should encompass:
We expect our administrators to facilitate the process of education, assist in problem solving and develop preventive measures for future problems. The administrators at ISLC will remain familiar with youth culture, and maintain relationship with the students served in order to effectively meet student needs. Colleagues at our small school are willing to embrace and share new instructional practices; embrace diversity as educators by sharing and understanding that 100% collaboration is required to reach our site goals. Our vision for our school is large enough to be inclusive of all faculty, administrators, students, parents and partners toward reaching the best possible outcomes in post secondary opportunities for all of our graduates.
International Studies Learning
Center: Phone 323.568.3115
Mr. Forfar's Informational Website 2015