Monday message 09.02.2019

Dear Families,

We are going into Week 2. We hope everyone has had a chance to settle into their courses, connect with their facilitators, and get started! 

  • Please reach out if you feel stuck, frustrated, or lost. We are here to help you. Emailing is an easy and fast way to get support.
  • If you would like a parent or shadow account with PowerSchool, please email us at This allows you to view all of your learner’s work, grades, and feedback from the facilitator.
  • View our pacing guides by clicking HERE. We value flexibility at iLEAD Online, and we’ve provided several options of how to pace learning this semester and still finish on time. If you are an Exploration family, we know your school year started a week late. We have specialized pacing for you HERE.
  • We offer live academic tutoring via chat/video. All learners are put in a live tutor course in PowerSchool. We encourage everyone to get familiar with the tutor page, reach out to our tutor, and set-up an appointment. Our tutor can help with everything from navigating PowerSchool and using Google Docs, to help with classes.

This semester is off to a great start. We are confident each of you will contribute to making our programs full of joy. 

With gratitude,
The iLEAD Online team 

Upcoming Events

December 12-13: Lancaster Nutcracker Field Trip

December 20: Last day to sign up for Science Accelerator opportunity 

December 13: End of Semester 1 content – no new coursework after this date

December 20: End of Semester 1 for full-time learners

January 16: Start of semester full-time families for coach meetings and advisory activities

January 17: Semester 1 official Reports of Progress emailed to full-time families 

January 27: Start of Semester 2/Quarter 3 classes

Course Highlights: Yoga

iLEAD Online offers over 200 unique course offerings this semester! In this online class, we will utilize yoga practices to become more physically, mentally, energetically, and emotionally fit. This class will present techniques in yoga. Yoga means “union” and refers to the union of the body, mind, and breath. It is a system of self-care … Continue reading “Course Highlights: Yoga”

Staff Highlight: Valencia Johnson, Academic Coach

I have been in education for over 15 years. I’ve served in many roles such as: tutor, teacher’s assistant, adult education teacher, school counselor, and now academic coach! I received a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Family Studies degree as well as a Master of Science in Counseling … Continue reading “Staff Highlight: Valencia Johnson, Academic Coach”

Tips & Tricks: Sharpen Your Study Skills

Pick up a pen/pencil: Taking handwritten notes can increase your ability to recall information. Scientists believe the physical act of writing deepens intellectual processing. While having a designated study space is important, permit yourself to travel sometimes. Moving to new locations is recommended by many cognitive scientists because the change in scenery boosts long-term memory. … Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: Sharpen Your Study Skills”

Orange County Vegan Festival

Whether you are vegan or just curious about the vegan diet, this is a great opportunity to sample some new tastes and visit local vendors. Free parking is located around the surrounding neighborhood or at the 4th St Market Parking Lot. When: Sunday, September 8, 11 AM – 6 PM Where: 253 E 3rd St, … Continue reading “Orange County Vegan Festival”

Things to Do: Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific, Homeschool Days When: September 10 or 12, 9:00-Noon Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 Cost: $7 per person (purchase tickets in advance) – Click here The aquarium is a California treasure dedicated to conservation and education. There are about 12,000 animals and over 100 exhibits representing sea life in … Continue reading “Things to Do: Aquarium of the Pacific”

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