I just want to express my gratitude to Iredell Charter Academy. I am a big advocate for education. Education can take you places that money cannot.
It is the key that unlocks many opportunities for our future – our next generation. So when I heard that Iredell was opening a new school, a charter school, I was excited. Even though I almost missed the deadline, I was ecstatic when I learned that my children was accepted.
Although, the change of leaving a school that we have been use to was a little rough, I knew taking my children to this school was the best decision I could have made. Communication is So important to me. So, I love how the communication from the teachers to the parents are close. I can send a email and I will get a response before the day is over. I love how I, as a parent, can partner together and work with the teacher to find exactly we need to do to better equip my child to strive for greatness. ICA sees each child not as a number, but as a individual.
Which this move, my children are doing great. They are being pushed. They are being challenged to do things that their other school would not challenge them to do. And with the challenges, or I would like to say new adventures, they are learning and having fun while doing good so. Honor rolls, subject accomplishments, loving to read, from not loving math to enjoying doing the work and feeling comfortable with their environment and teachers are just a little bit of what my children has embarked -and we are only halfway through the year. Amazing.
With all the negative remarks: “It’s just going to be a good thing until the newness wears off”, or “Why are u driving all the way down there? You must be crazy”. Or my favorite, ” uniforms?! No way.” I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of the ICA family. Yes, we are new… to this area and there are some things that our principal along with the wonderful staff is working hard to establish and working to make the crooked path straight. But what I like is things are moving forward.
I am looking forward to the up and coming school years ahead. My only request is that ICA will not just end with 8th grade, but it will expand with a upper charter Academy. I do think about what will happen after 8th grade. Let’s not end with 8th grade, but with 12th grade. Let’s follow through.
So, thank you ICA for all that you do, not just for me and my children, but for other children, parents, community, and the county as a whole.