March 10, 2004
Mt son is a sophomore at ISA, taking 7 solids and Art this year, as well as participating in Model United Nations, one of the strengths of the school. Additionally, the whole sophomore class just returned from Zacatecas, Mexico, a study trip they have been preparing for since August. For our son, ISA couldn't be beat even by the elite schools, for there each student is taught the subject matter a variety of ways, so each type of learner can master the material. Students are confident, becasue at ISA, students do everything, even make proposals to foundations (in person, dressed appropriately!) to fund some of the special programs, like Model U.N. The kids feel like they own the school, and are very proprietary, keeping it decorated, clean, productive and happy. It is not the school for the student who cannot be self-directed, however. Although the staff is incredibly available to help students, or to just listen to them, they do not nag students to produce.
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