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College Fair for Homeschoolers

iLEAD Exploration College Advisor Launches Virtual College Fair for Homeschoolers

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools On May 12, 70 colleges and universities pitched programs and opportunities to over 500 homeschool and alternative education learners who don’t traditionally…

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Learner Spotlight: Victoria Mason

For iLEAD Exploration learner Victoria Mason’s family, homeschooling is a way of life. Other than a quick stint in a brick-and-mortar school to see what the other side of the…

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MAP Testing

MAP Testing Time

End-of-the-year MAP testing is currently in progress for all iLEAD learners. Whether your family has finished the assessments or is just getting started, it’s always important to know the WHY behind…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

On this second week of Mental Health Awareness month, we would like to draw your attention to a lesser-known contributor to mental wellness: hydration. Did you know that dehydration, or…

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6 Awesome Jobs That Require a Second Language

There’s an increasing demand for bilingual workers. New American Economy reports that the demand for bilingual workers more than doubled between 2010 and 2015. That’s a lot of new jobs…

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Learner Spotlight: Lusineh Nasrollahi

iLEAD Exploration learner Lusineh Nasrollahi cares deeply for the Earth and the animals and plants that live here. She is a member of the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club….

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Fall Webinars

May Webinars and Virtual Events

We hope that you will join us for our final webinars of the 2020-2021 school year. Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register:…

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Mental Health Awareness: Supporting Your Teenagers

May is Mental Health Awareness month. During these unprecedented times, it is important that we are aware of mental health concerns. Some common mental health conditions include the following: 1….

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MAP Testing is Underway

Who better to give advice on test-taking tips than learners themselves? We talked with iLEAD learners to find out about their successful experience taking the growth MAP assessments. Here is…

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DreamUp to Space Teams Load MixStix for June Launch

iLEAD Exploration DreamUp to Space Launch Team members met with their teams at SCVi Charter School on Monday, May 10, to prepare experiments for launching to the International Space Station…

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Together Tuesdays

Twice per month, we share a new Together Tuesday video. Click here to submit your photos or short videos for the next edition! Submissions received by the Friday before each edition are eligible…

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Learner Spotlight: Oscar Morales

iLEAD Exploration third grader Oscar Morales has been homeschooling since kindergarten and loves it. The thing he likes most is being able to learn through real-life experiences. He and his…

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Fall Webinars

May Webinars and Virtual Events

Mark your calendars for our upcoming May activities! Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register: 5/12 at 3 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion About Anxiety…

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DreamUp Learners Prepare for Experiment Launch to International Space Station

Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools DreamUp To Space is an exciting multiphase project that pushes the boundaries of how kids look at Earth and our universe by empowering…

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7 Habits – Sharpen the Saw

Habit 7 is the habit of renewal. “Sharpening the Saw” is what a lumberjack must do in order to cut wood efficiently and effectively. The same applies to the scissors…

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Learner Spotlight: Hannah Sterman

iLEAD Exploration learner Hannah Sterman, 13, embodies zest in her enthusiasm for her academics. This year, she set a goal for herself to take learning into her own hands; she…

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SLO of the Month: Zest

For the month of May, our Schoolwide Learner Outcome (SLO) is zest. You may be asking yourself, “What is zest, and why is it an important character trait?” Think of…

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2021 Virtual Talent Showcase

The 2021 Virtual Talent Showcase was a huge success! A big thank-you to all our learners who participated this year. Please click here and you will be able to view our…

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Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Grace Stumpf, Team Adzuki

DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades…

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Learner Spotlight: Milana Alexander

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Although this quote is traced back to Confucius over 2000 years ago, it couldn’t be more true for iLEAD Exploration learner Milana…

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MAP Testing

MAP Testing Window Open

Three cheers for Measured Academic Progress!!! We are very excited about the recent approval from the US Department of Ed to use our MAP assessments in lieu of CAASPP testing…

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2021 Virtual Talent Showcase

The 2021 Virtual Talent Showcase was a huge success! A big thank you to all of our learners who participated this year. Please click here, and you will be able…

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Fall Webinars

May Webinars and Virtual Events

Mark your calendars for our upcoming May activities! Please click the links below for all of the details on how to register: 5/12 at 3 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion About Anxiety…

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MAP Testing

MAP Testing Window Opens Soon

Three cheers for Measured Academic Progress!!! We are very excited about the recent approval from the US Department of Ed to use our MAP assessments in lieu of CAASPP testing…

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