Culture and Curriculum

iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain positive relationships to make responsible decisions. We believe it’sRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Real-World Experiences

iLEAD Agua Dulce emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of learners come up with scientific research projects that launch to the International Space Station for testing; or living history programs, where learners re-create scenesRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Building 21st-Century Skills

At iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, what’s important is not only ensuring learners are receiving an academically well-rounded education but also that they have the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. That’s why we place a high priority on 21st-century skills. These skills are essential in a worldwide market that’s moving fasterRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about iLEAD Agua Dulce’s approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and a proven asset to education. So what is project-based learning? In PBL, learners actively explore real-world challengesRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

At the heart of the iLEAD Agua Dulce approach to learning is a firm belief that because every child is different, there is a great benefit in education that embraces a learner’s individuality. Setting goals at the beginning of the school year is very important. The idea of “beginning with the end in mind” isRead More

Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘L’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. “You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverishRead More

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Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What’s the ‘i’ in ‘iLEAD’?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. Last week, we introduced you to what’s behind the letters in “iLEAD” and what each stands for. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the first pillar of the iLEAD acronym: “i,” which representsRead More

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Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: What Does “iLEAD” Mean?

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. Recently, we took some time to unpack one of the core elements of our culture — the 7 Habits from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Now, we want to turn to whatRead More

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Raising Responsible Kids with Love and Logic: Making the Internet Safer for Your Kids

By Dr. Charles Fay of Love and Logic Love and Logic is the school-wide discipline program embraced by iLEAD Agua Dulce. According to a survey from the Love and Logic Institute, one in five American parents is more concerned about the negative impact of the Internet than of television, friends, movies, or even popular music.Read More

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Exploring iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Habit 7 of the 7 Habits

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. So here we are. We’ve explored six of the seven habits and why they’re important to us and our learners at iLEAD Agua Dulce, and hopefully by this point you feel more equipped and empowered toRead More

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