Academics

IC Imagine Upper School  Academic Program

The Leader in Me

IC Imagine will provide a K-12 educational environment grounded in a comprehensive liberal arts program which includes an appreciation and demonstration of the relationship between expectation and excellence. Beginning in Kindergarten, students will develop an understanding of their role in their own education through the curriculum outlined in The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey. The entire school community will utilize this model to develop individual educational ownership and leadership by investing in each individual’s potential for greatness.

Mission Specific Goals
At IC Imagine, all students will:

  • Study Spanish in Grades K-12 in year round courses of study.
  • Receive instruction in the Fine Arts including Visual Arts, Choral Music, Band, or Theatre.
  • Participate in Physical Education and movement in Grades K-12 in year round courses of study.
  • Participate in community service.
  • Engage in leadership opportunities within the school and greater community.
  • Attend two (2) cultural or civic events, from a selection of offerings outlined and approved by school leadership, each academic year beginning in Grade 7.

Healthy Living

The entire school community participates in the programming as suggested by John Ratey in SPARK! which highlights the relationship between academic success and healthy living.  Each school day, the K-12 school community participates in daily movement and exercise based on the programs developed as a result of John Ratey’s research.

  • General Physical Education and Health
  • Advanced Physical Education

Fine Arts

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Upper School Fine Arts Placement Details

IC Imagine acknowledges the theory of Multiple Intelligences which maintain that Fine Arts are central to character and brain development. Fine Arts training access the multiple intelligences and provides a needed medium for students adept in spatial, musical, and kinesthetic intelligences. The IC Imagine Fine Arts program includes Band, including Percussion and Strings; Music and Choral Education, Visual Arts, and Theatre.  Beginning in Middle School (Grades 6-8) all students participate in at least one Performing Art.

  • Jazz Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Honors Band
  • Color Guard
  • Chorus
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Advanced Chorus
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts Honors
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Arts Ensemble

 Mathematics

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Upper School Mathematics Placement Details

Upper School mathematics will continue to expand the students’ mathematical knowledge through completion of four Math courses that encompass the Common Core Math Standards.

  • Math 1
  • Math 2
  • Math 2 Honors
  • Math 3
  • Math 3 Honors
  • Discrete Math
  • Discrete Math Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics

 English Language Arts

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Upper School ELA Placement Details

Upper School mathematics will continue to expand the students’ language arts knowledge through completion of four English Language Arts courses that encompass the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

  • English 1
  • English 1 Honors
  • English 2
  • English 2 Honors
  • English 3
  • English 3 Honors
  • English 4
  • AP Literature and Composition

Science

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Upper School Science Placement Details

Upper School science will continue to expand the students’ science knowledge through completion of at least three Science courses that encompass the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science.

  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science Honors
  • Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Honors
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics

 Social Studies

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Upper School Social Studies Placement Details

Upper School social studies will continue to expand the students’ social studies knowledge through completion of four Social Studies courses that encompass the North Carolina Essential Standards for Social Studies.

  • Civics and Economics
  • Civics and Economics Honors
  • World History
  • World History Honors
  • AP World History
  • American History 1
  • American History 1 Honors
  • American History 2
  • American History 2 Honors
  • AP US History
  • AP Psychology

 Spanish Language

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Upper School Spanish Placement Details

INVEST COLLEGIATE aspires to the principals of a Proficiency Spanish Language Program. Beginning in Kindergarten, students receive instruction in Spanish through a continuous, sequential, cumulative, and standards-based language program. The Spanish Course of Study will intensify in Middle and Upper School.  All students in Grades 6 – 12 will take one full year of Spanish each academic year.  The Upper School Courses will encompass the North Carolina World Language Standards.

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 2 Honors
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 3 Honors
  • Spanish 4
  • Spanish 4 Honors
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture