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ICS was of four schools featured in the national report Next Generation Charter Schools: Meeting the Needs of Latinos and English Language Learners co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress and National Council of La Raza
From the executive summary of the report:

Given that state charter school laws have a major impact on students' likelihood to access such schools and how effectively these schools serve students, we consider the most salient state policies affecting Latinos and ELLs. Profiles of four high-performing charter schools that serve a significant proportion of Latinos and ELLs-El Sol Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana, California; the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success in Houston Texas; YES Prep Gulfton in Houston, Texas; and International Charter School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island-help illuminate how some of these policies are put into practice. The profiles also display effective practices that have been picked up by school leaders who are familiar with working with this population in the charter school context. The lessons they have learned are valuable to both charter schools and traditional public schools alike.

Many of the strategies that these schools have found to be effective in serving Latinos and ELLs can be immediately implemented by both charter schools and traditional public schools. These include:

  • Establishing high expectations for all students' academic, intellectual, and social growth.
  • Accelerating the pace at which English language learners engage with grade-level content.
  • Expanding learning time opportunities.
  • Training all staff on effective instructional strategies to engage ELLs.
  • Using formal and informal strategies to promote family engagement and community collaboration.
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Latest News & Events

  • Academic Night powerpoint presentation from kindergarten can be accessed here.
  • Friday, October 21, K & 1 Grade PTO Event. Please see flyer here ICS K/1 Animal Experience Flyer
  • New date for ICS Bus/Transportation Meeting will be October 25 at 3:15PM
  • The IB Informational Night will take place on November 2 at 6:00 PM (instead of Oct. 18 as previously sent home)
  • Flu Clinic will take place on November 3 from 4:00-6:30P. Please download consent forms and information about the vaccine here: English Consent
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Spanish Consent
Spanish Flu Injectable- Vaccine Information Statement
Portuguese Consent
Portuguese Flu Injectable- Vaccine Information Statement
  • November 8 - No school for election day
  • November 21 & 22 - Parent Teacher Conferences, noon dismissal
  • November 23, 24 & 25 - No school Thanksgiving holiday
  • RI Family Turkey Trot 5K Run will take place on November 24 at 10 AM. Please see flyers here Turkey Trot_Adult_2016_ENG_SP;
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