Presentation on theme: "Immanuel Christian Academy Our History The Lutheran Church, beginning with Martin Luther, has over 400 years of opening, maintaining, and nurturing parochial."— Presentation transcript:
Immanuel Christian Academy Our History The Lutheran Church, beginning with Martin Luther, has over 400 years of opening, maintaining, and nurturing parochial education. Immanuel Lutheran Church had a Lutheran school in the 50’s and 60’s. Christ Care Learning Center was opened in 1977, and now is a part of ICA.
Immanuel Christian Academy Our History August 2002ICA Opened May 2003 ICA Accredited, the earliest that a Lutheran school can achieve national accreditation. November 2007ICA/Church Staff/Parents begin researching opening a high school.
Immanuel Christian Academy Our History September 2008Presentation of research and recommendations in nine areas are presented to ICA Board of Trustees. Trustees approve going to congregation November 2008Presentation of research and recommendations made at congregational meeting. Congregation approves moving ahead unanimously. OngoingPlanning/marketing/fundraising continues; enrollment opens.
Immanuel Christian Academy Why Choose ICA High School Student spend an average of six hours per day with their teachers. During the high school years, students will learn to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information for their future decisions. Whom do you want training them in these areas?
Immanuel Christian Academy Why Choose ICA High School Simply put, it is a decision of putting them in a high school where they develop with Jesus Christ as a part of their school day or not. ICA’s teachers will provide the Godly direction students need at this time, as they are in God’s Word daily.
Immanuel Christian Academy Why Choose ICA High School We will not take a back seat to any curriculum, and we are dedicated to quality curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Immanuel Christian Academy Why Choose ICA High School We will provide a safe, respectful and carefully supervised environment We will provide a Godly high school experience!
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Will meet or exceed college requirements Will provide unique experiences in a small environment Will provide caring Christian instructors with individual attention to student needs/gifts
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Proposed 9th Grade Curriculum—7 periods per day English/Language Arts—Pre AP 2 credits Social Studies (OK History/U.S. Govt.)2 credits Science (Biology)2 credits Mathematics (Algebra I/Geometry)2 credits Religion2 credits Electives4 credits Latin/Spanish Band/Vocal Music Technology/Yearbook Speech/Drama Art P.E. Teacher introductions and short course descriptions
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Online Curriculum—Orange County Lutheran High School 11 years of providing online, accredited curriculum for small schools $320 per semester for specialized courses, if needed ICA will try to provide time in daily schedule for online courses
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Facility If class is up to 15, use existing areas: Annex, Multipurpose Room, Luther Hall Larger class—lease modular classroom Board will set parameters for future capital building campaign, and is discussing it now
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Marketing 10,000 mail-outs Extras to churches and businesses Two radio stations—KXOJ and Spirit 103 Camp Bandage New Sign Incentives to churches approved by the Board $1000 by May 1, 2009, gives discount to members
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Resources Renweb interactive student data website Wireless technology expansion SmartBoard expansion NSU science labs rental Bus purchase Updating of outside facilities
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Budget Finance committee budget approved by Board Deficit cost campaign now over $215,000 Thrivent Grant for $50,000-$100,000 being written Endowment for scholarships is being started Tuition for returning current 8th graders will stay at th grade level--$5032 or $4410—may be continued Discount rate for participating churches approved
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Personnel Current personnel will probably teach some 9 th courses Further AP training this summer Additional personnel needs put into budget All elective people can teach high school level Added clerical, administration, counseling in budget
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Extra Curricular Sports dependent on enrollment/interest Will pursue various league options National Honor Society Robotics Team Chess Team Academic Team Intentional Leadership/Service requirements
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision The High School Experience Uniforms Free Dress Day or Spirit Day once per week Dances Pep/Spirit Club Activities Competitions
Immanuel Christian Academy Our Vision Parent Involvement Janet D’Arcy—has agreed to lead Parent Teacher League We value volunteers! Open door policy on communication