With the new year comes a reminder about the importance of attendance at iLEAD Agua Dulce. Because we are a project-based school, attendance is vital. Project-based learning requires collaboration, discussions, working in cohorts, and research. In addition, the facilitators confer daily with small groups in the areas of math and reading to ensure our learners are reaching their academic goals. These are all valuable components that cannot be made up with worksheets and will impact learning progress and grades if your child misses frequently.
In addition, when a learner is absent it has a significant impact on our school budget. As a public school, our funding is dependent upon each day the learners are present for school. Thousands of dollars were lost this past semester due to numerous absences. These funds could have gone to programs to further enhance learning at iLEAD Agua Dulce, hiring specialized facilitators for music and foreign language, or to support other areas of our program. Missing just one day can have an effect. With the exception of illness, we strongly encourage you to bring your child to school each day for optimum learning and academic and social success.
If you know your child will be missing three or more days of school, please arrange with your child’s facilitator and the iLEAD Agua Dulce office for your child to placed on Independent Study.
Dear iLEAD Agua Dulce Families, We hope you have been enjoying the summer and have made many happy memories. We are looking forward to having all our learners back on campus and would like to welcome all our new families as well. Our learners will be very excited with the opening of our Makery and
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the iLEAD Agua Dulce approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Academic achievement is only one aspect of a learner’s education
In the iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School approach to project-based learning, which produces well-rounded kids, social intelligence is a key component of whole-child development. What do we mean by social intelligence? It’s a person’s ability to interact well with others. It’s often simply called people skills, or tact. It isn’t necessarily a natural-born characteristic, but