Our Mission


At IC Imagine, we Imagine, we Nurture, we Value, we Engage, we Sustain and we Transform as we champion opportunities in leadership and learning, embracing greatness, inspiring achievement within a telescopic environment.

At IC Imagine Charter School we use an integrated, multi-sensory approach to the North Carolina Common Core and Essential Standards as well as the Core Knowledge Sequence. We create opportunities for Champions to develop their full potential while keeping the whole child in mind. We strive to create an environment where all children feel challenged, supported and nurtured. Our goal is to instill a love of learning and develop individual problem solvers, who have the ability to collaborate within a 21st-century learning environment. Throughout IC Imagine, your child will be engaged, feel valued and encouraged to be a leader.

IC Imagine Champions are engaged with hands-on learning opportunities throughout the day. Collegiate Leaders create opportunities for Champions to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. Collegiate Leaders strive to engage all types of learners by employing a multi-sensory approach. In addition to the core academic areas, Lower School Champions participate in Spanish, music, visual arts, physical education and recess throughout their day. Middle School Champions participate in Spanish and physical education daily along with choosing one fine arts course on which to focus. Upper School Champions are offered a variety of honors and advanced placement courses along with Spanish, fine arts and healthy living.

At IC Imagine, children are valued and taught to value others. Through our whole child focus, we stay in tune with each child’s social emotional development. Champions are taught to value themselves as members of the IC Imagine community. Children have opportunities to develop relationships and build character through grade level morning meetings in Lower School or weekly community meetings in Middle and Upper School. Additionally, Champions learn to value our local community through year round service learning projects.

Be a Leader:
IC Imagine uses common language from Dr. Sean Covey’s work with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to encourage the development of leadership skills. IC Imagine promotes three essential Champion expectations in all classroom and non-classroom settings: Engage, Value and Be a Leader. Each classroom follows a discipline plan that teaches Champions the school-wide expectations and incorporates Champion incentives. By promoting these core values together in the home, at school, and within our community we support the shared responsibility of developing good citizens.

Fine Arts Virtual 5k and Fun Run!

Fine Arts 5k and Fun Run logo

It’s time for our Annual IC Imagine Fine Arts 5k and Fun Run sponsored by Morton Insurance!!  This year, we will be hosting our event virtually instead of gathering as we normally do, but it is still an opportunity for you and your family to get out and move together while supporting our Fine Arts programs!  Registration is $10 per participant and each entry purchases your choice of t-shirt as well as a virtual race packet.  Click here to register!

Each race packet contains downloadable materials for your very own race, including:

  • start and finish line markers
  • mile markers
  • race bib with number
  • instructions for tie-dying your t-shirt
  • playlists to use while running/walking your 5k or one mile Fun Run
  • possible courses/routes to use for your 5k (3.1 mile) distance

Registrations are due by September 28 and we ask that you complete your race between September 28-October 12.  We encourage you to upload your race results to our race page but we will not be awarding medals this year.  Thank you for participating and supporting the Fine Arts at IC Imagine!

Fourth Annual Fine Arts 5k and Fun Run!

Register as a participant, sponsor, or volunteer by clicking this link!

This year’s route will once again take participants through Asheville’s beautiful Carrier Park while being accompanied by our very own band students. We invite you to attend as a participant, sponsor, volunteer or spectator, and encourage you to share this event with family, friends and business associates.  The more the merrier!  All proceeds from this annual event benefit our Fine Arts Department.

  • All levels of runners and walkers are invited to participate!
  • T-shirt included with each registration received prior to September 14.
  • All participants will have the opportunity to tie-dye their t-shirts.
  • Awards: given to the top male and female finishers & top finishers in each age group for the 5k
  • 5k:  $25/participant until August 31; $30/participant from September 1 – 21; $35/participant on race day
  • Fun run: $10/participant
  • T-shirts:  additional shirts can be purchased for $10/each until September 14
  • Registrations received after September 14 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Autism Awareness Fundraiser

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”April is Autism Awareness month! Ms. Lindsay, an EC teacher at our school, has put together a fundraiser to promote Autism Awareness while allowing the proceeds to go to our Upper School EC Department.

The window for ordering goes from 2.1-2.15 and can be ordered through this link. These adorable shirts will be considered Spirit Wear so please consider adding this one to your options.

Please make sure to share this information with anyone in the community that may be interested in supporting Autism Awareness and the OCS program at ICI!

2019-2020 School Year Application Now Open!

The new student enrollment application for the 2019-2020 school year is now open!  This application will stay open through March 31st. Any applications received during this time will be entered into the lottery which will be held on April 11th.  Any applications received after March 31st will be placed on the waitlist in the order they are received. Results from the lottery will be available immediately following the lottery via your notification preference that was selected on the application.

Early Release Day 4/27/2018

Tomorrow (4.27) is an Early Release Day!

Don’t forget about the early release dismissal times!!! We open our lines at exactly 11:00 (K only/blue), 11:15 (K-5/purple) and 11:30 (k-8/ yellow) according to “Verizon time” and allow those that approach the turn off of Ridgefield Boulevard to make a right hand turn to enter the line at those times.  We then allow the traffic to flow naturally. If you drive by and try to enter before your line opens, we simply wave you by. When you get in line on the street, you are allowed to enter by turning left as traffic flow allows.  If our line is full, we wave you by our entry due to the fact that it is not safe to allow a car line back up to the KMart exit/entrance. We do not manage any line that forms on Ridgefield Boulevard.

The following times are the correct times for each of our lines, we are asking for your cooperation in following these entry times.

  • Blue Line: Kindergarten only (Line opens at 11:00)
  • Purple Line: Lower school only (Line opens at 11:15)
  • Yellow Line: Middle school (Line opens at 11:30)


If your Champion uses our After School Program, an additional fee applies for the extended care offered on an Early Release day.  Please visit your orgsonline After School account to purchase and RSVP for tomorrow’s care day!  For more information visit http://sites.icimagine.org/scopes/.

Zaniac Spring Break Camps

Zaniac Logo K-8 STEAM After School Programs & Camps

IC Imagine Parents! Join Zaniac for Spring Break Camps!

March 26-30* & April 2-6

10% of Zaniac Camp and Program sales proceeds go back to IC Imagine!

Join us for STEAM Quest Camps during IC Imagine Spring Break! Enjoy a week of camp (all-day or half-days) or sign up for individual days! Be a different Superhero in the morning camps and go on a Galactic Mission in the afternoons. Click here to enroll in Spring Break Camp!  (*Note: For the March 26-30th week, we do require a minimum of five IC Imagine students enrolled to offer this specific IC Imagine Spring Break Camp. So enroll now to ensure your child’s space.)

Morning Camps: STEAM Quest: Superheroes

Engineer and build your very own superhero gadget using Simple Machines and battle it out with your teammates. Design costumes (with or without capes!) with Inkscape. Make a superhero theme tune in our Music Lab. Create light-up masks with circuitry and design your superhero’s very own logo as a 3D Print. Watch your child soar! 
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8

Afternoon Camps: STEAM Quest: Galactic Missions

Build and program droid-style robots for space missions and compose your own soundtrack in our Music Lab for your stellar mission! Colonize far-off planets and navigate galactic cities in Minecraft and use Scratch to defeat the enemy in your uniquely created Space Wars game. Plan the most efficient route, deliver cargo, and successfully complete your designated missions in the Kerbal Space Program!
Camps for Kids in Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8

To enroll visit: ZaniacLearning.com/Asheville

Zaniac looks forward to helping IC Imagine students further expand their academic enrichment and technology skills! Not part of our community yet? Welcome! You can join our Zaniac Community here! 828.575.0355 e: Asheville@zaniaclearning.com

Enrollment Open House Event TONIGHT!

Open Enrollment button

IC Imagine invites prospective families to join us this evening for our Enrollment Open House event from 5:30pm-6:30pm at our Main Campus, 1000 Brevard Rd, Asheville.

Our event will begin with a presentation from our Head of School, Jenn Townley, and will allow the opportunity to meet with members of our faculty during a self-guided tour of our main campus. Our Upper School will have a representative on hand for families with students in K-8 and 9-12.

Prospective Upper School Families (9th-12th Grades) can attend our Upper School Enrollment Open House at our Turtle Creek Campus, located at 29 Turtle Creek Drive, Asheville.  Our Dean of Upper School, Nicole Morin, will begin with a brief introduction followed by an opportunity to meet upper school faculty along with a self-guided tour.

Visit our Enrollment Page for more information about Open Enrollment!

Rising 6th – 8th Grade Registration

Rising 6th – 8th Grade Registration

Fine Arts Selection for 18/19

Your champion will select one fine art of focus for the 2018/2019 school year. Please help your child make this selection by March 7th.

Mr. Wellman will host a band instrument assessment night on February 27th for currently enrolled Rising 6th graders or anyone interested in joining band.  Students can try different instruments and find which one works best for them. Champions will receive recommendations from a collegiate leader or a university/professional level musician that will be on hand to assist in the process.

Middle School Information Sessions

We will host two opportunities for parents of currently enrolled 5th-8th grade Champions to hear from Jenn Townley, Head of School, Ryan Bell, Dean of Middle School and Middle School staff about our Middle School Program-including course offerings, extra-curricular opportunities, placement in accelerated classes and registration for classes this spring.  We have exciting announcements to share! We will host a Coffee with Leadership on March 2nd, and a informational session on March 5th. Please see times and locations below.

Registration will happen during the school day for current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students on March 7, 8, and 9.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 19th – 22nd – Fine Arts Morning Meeting Information Session
  • February 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Band Instrument Assessment
  • March 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00 am – Coffee With Leadership @ Bent Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
  • March 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Middle School Info Night for 18.19 for Current Families @ ICI Main Campus
  • March 7, 8, 9 – Middle School Registration


Rising 9th Grade Registration

Rising 9th Grade Registration

Our Upper School is looking forward to getting to know you and your Champion in the coming months as we prepare for their transition into 9th grade!  Here are a few events coming up to help with the transition into next year.

Wednesday 2/28 we will host an evening to help parents of currently enrolled rising 9th graders to understand the courses and requirements your Champion will be taking throughout their high school career.  Please join us at Main Campus from 6-7pm to hear more about what to expect.

Monday 3/5, Tuesday 3/6, and Thursday 3/8 we will have currently enrolled 8th graders shadow at our satellite campus with Upper School students.  During this day they will be chaperoned by 8th grade teachers while attending classes, activities, and lunch with Upper School students.  They will be taking IC Imagine bus transportation to this campus.

On the afternoon of their Shadow Day you will have a chance to join them by attending our 9th grade focused registration conferences.  An Upper School Collegiate Leader will be hosting a conference for your family while registering your child for classes they will take next year.  Please sign your child up for a conference on a day that works for you.  If we cannot accommodate them to be at the school on the day you sign them up, we will arrange bus transportation for those students back to Main Campus and you can attend the conference day that works best for your family. If your conference isn’t until a later time in the afternoon, they can remain supervised at Upper School until you arrive for your conference. Rising 9th Grade Registration Conference Sign-Up

Upcoming Dates

  • February 28th – Rising 9th Grade Parent Registration Night @ Main Campus
  • March 5th, 6th & 8th – 8th Grader Shadow Experience @ Upper School and
  • Rising 9th Grade Registration @ Upper School