Each year our school sets a strategic plan for success with many factors. This plan is called our School Improvement Plan (SIP). We invite you to learn more about our strategic plan by logging into Indistar.org where North Carolina Public Schools manage their SIPs.
Each of you are stakeholders in our school and your engagement and voice are critical to the success of the goals we have set! As stakeholders you are welcome to use the guest login to take a look.
Inclement Weather: Delays and Closings will be announced via family email, our website (icimagine.org), Facebook and News13 WLOS.
Please sign up for school-wide family emails here.
Please sign up for News13 WLOS Text Alerts, here. You must sign up again each school year!
Morning Arrival Procedures
Morning Arrival begins at 7:25am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday Late Start Arrival begins at 8:55am.
Champions may enter through the car rider line, or you may park and walk your Champions to the front door using one of the front crosswalks.
Please do NOT park in the Green Marked Parking spaces. These are for The Little Gym only and it is important that our families are not utilizing this space during morning arrival and afternoon pick-up.
Please do NOT drop Champions off at the front door prior to arrival. There is no supervision available prior to our doors opening in the morning. The only Champions who should be arriving early are Upper Schoolers who are riding the bus and their siblings.
We appreciate your cooperation to ensure the safety of all Champions!
Join us at Bent Creek Baptist at 8am on Friday, January 19th to hear from Nicole Morin, Dean of Upper School and Abbey Gelineau, Upper School Counselor about our Upper School Program-including course offerings, extra-curricular opportunities, preparing for college and registration for classes this spring.
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.
Engage: 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.
Value: 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.
We had 40 parents in attendance at our most recent Coffee with Leadership which included a permanent campus update from Jenn Townley, Head of School and Mia Strauss, Valerie Phillips and Lorraine Carver, IC Imagine, Inc. Board members.
Weren’t able to attend? Here is a copy of the presentation for your convenience. The presentation includes some helpful information about how our parent organization, Imagine Community Partners contributes to the success of IC Imagine.
The Lower School Open House that was scheduled for tonight will be cancelled due to IC Imagine being closed today. We are sorry to miss this opportunity to show off all that our Champions have been working on, but are happy to say we will have another opportunity to showcase their work, as well as play some fun math games with you in October.
Open House will now be part of Math Night! Math Night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th. K-2 families should plan to attend from 5:30 – 6:30 and 3-5 families should plan to attend from 6:30 – 7:30. Grade levels will share work samples and math activities at that time.
We know you are anxious to talk to your children’s teachers and see their work, so please keep in mind that Fall Conferences are currently happening and, as always, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions you may have.
For third grade families that were invited to RTA night, this will be rescheduled to Monday 9/16 at 6:00 PM.
Calling all runners and walkers!! Come join us at Carrier Park on Saturday, September 2 for our second annual Fine Arts 5K and Fun Run sponsored by Morton Insurance Agency!
The route will be through Carrier Park and will feature performances by our very own IC Imagine band students. This year we are also offering a 1 mile Fun Run as well! All participants will have the opportunity to tie-dye their race t-shirts after they cross the finish line.
All levels of runners and walkers are welcome to participate! Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each age group for the 5k.
Early registration before August 19 for the 5k is $25.00, and $10.00 for the fun run, and you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Online registration will still be available for the 5k from August 20-August 30 for $30.00 but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY! If you have not yet registered you can still run! Race day registration will open at 8:00 AM at Carrier Park (500 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC, 28806). Please note that the cost will be $35.00 and you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.All proceeds from the race will benefit the Fine Arts Departments ofIC Imagine Charter School in Asheville, NC.
After consulting with the North Carolina and South Carolina Emergency Management Services, as well as with the State Highway Patrol and Clemson University, we have decided to close school on Monday, August 21st.
Though school will not be in session the day of the eclipse, IC Imagine is embracing this learning opportunity and science phenomenon with great excitement in the classroom! On Friday, August 18th our school will celebrate Eclipse Day. Teachers are developing activities that focus on the science of the eclipse.
Next week, we will be selling eclipse glasses for $1 at a table by the main door during arrival, or your child can bring $1 to their Collegiate Leader to receive a pair. All money that is raised will be put toward the science program at our school.
We are also cancelling the field trip to Clemson University that was scheduled for grades 5-12. Travel is expected to be very difficult and safety is our number one priority as we make this decision. Anyone who has paid for this trip will receive a credit.
Thank you for understanding that we must make decisions that ensure everyone is safe.
We know that many of you are not feeling comfortable with in-person instruction in August. Because of this, we have created a form for you to enroll in Virtual Learning and opt-out of in-person instruction.
Families should complete this form to enroll in Virtual (100% remote) Learning for the 2020-2021 school year by Friday 7/10/20. At this time, IC Imagine is planning to revisit all Virtual Learning decisions for all enrolled families after November 24th, 2020 (the beginning of Winter Break). If the situation improves sooner than that time (as demonstrated by COVID-19 metrics), we will review our plans and work with the families enrolled in Virtual Learning to determine the next best course of action.
We will be using the initial numbers from this enrollment form to inform our Plan A (full capacity) and Plan B (50% capacity). Each of these plans involve many elements. Due to the complicated nature of this planning we must ask that you commit to virtual learning once you have elected this option. Since the situation with COVID-19 remains fluid, we will create opportunities throughout the year for your family to choose a different option but this decision will only be revisited as we create those windows of opportunity. While we ask that you commit to virtual learning once you make the decision, you may at any time during the year switch from in-person instruction to 100% virtual learning.
If you do elect virtual learning and the school is on Plan A or Plan B, you can expect the virtual learning platform to be asynchronous with consistent opportunities to virtually check in with the teacher.
After submitting the form, you can expect to hear from the principal of your student's school closer to the start of the school year about the school level's plans.