ICSAtlanta is a charter school (public school) authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission, offering Kindergarten through 8th grade to all Georgia students. Elementary grade students experience dual-language immersion education in French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. Middle grade students study a second language, with the option of learning a third language when proficiency has been attained in the second language. Middle grade students (6th-8th) have the ability to select two connections courses a year, in addition to the five core classes. All students benefit from experiential, project-based learning in a rigorous, nurturing educational environment. Eighth grade is being added for the 2019-20 school year.
ICSAtlanta has two buildings - the Lower Campus, which serves grades K-3rd, and the Upper Campus, which serves grades 4th-8th.
This tuition-free unique educational opportunity fosters an international perspective in our students while at the same time meeting current Georgia Education Standards. By encouraging critical thinking and intellectual curiosity in an engaging environment that intentionally celebrates international discovery, we are helping to create tomorrow's leaders.
ICSAtlanta will empower each student to reach their academic and social potential by developing them into inquiring, multilingual, intercultural citizens of a global community.
Our mission is to strive to prepare students for a successful future by promoting academic excellence through rigorous instruction that includes multilingualism, cultural awareness, respect, and tolerance for others. We utilize both dual-language and cultural immersion to nurture student curiosity into compassion for others and a commitment to improve our world. Furthermore, we employ student-centered teaching to create actively engaged, lifelong learners.
Our multi-language program includes language immersion for elementary grades and the possibility of instruction in a third language in middle grades. ICSAtlanta teachers are required to possess near-native proficiency in the target language they teach, which is proven through a formal assessment. ICSAtlanta offers dual-language immersion and language instruction in French, German, Mandarin, and Spanish.
All students learn core subjects and receive a portion of instruction in English daily. Our methodology is proven to work. ICSAtlanta's students continue to outperform Georgia students on the GA Milestones while learning additional languages.