How It Works (K-8)

First Steps for Students

To help place your student in the courses and course levels best suited for his or her growth, we conduct diagnostic assessments in English and math to pinpoint proficiency levels, guide the creation of your student's Individualized Learning Plan, and allow you and your student's teacher to measure academic progress over the school year.

With parent involvement, an assigned iQ Academy teacher uses information from the assessments to design an Individualized Learning Plan based on your student's strengths and needs that outlines academic objectives and sequences course work for maximum success. Throughout the school year, the teacher manages the Individualized Learning Plan, monitors your student's progress, and focuses on his or her individual needs.

A Teacher and Learning Coach Partnership

In grades K–8, working in conjunction with the teacher, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as the Learning Coach, helping to facilitate your student's progress through daily lessons, and working to modify the pace and schedule according to his or her needs.

The teacher manages student instruction and communicates with the Learning Coach via e-mail, telephone, and online meetings. Teachers remain constantly involved to monitor progress, ensure mastery, and provide one-to-one or small group instruction if a child needs help with challenging concepts.

Learning Coach Daily Support

On average, the Learning Coach for the K–5 student can expect to spend 3 to 6 hours per day supporting the child’s education.

In grades 6–8, the parent’s role adjusts to approximately 2 to 4 hours per day, as students take on more independent learning, master more complex ideas on their own, and prepare for high school.

How do I get started?

See our How to Enroll section for more information about how to get started.