We inspire our students to be courageous citizens who are change-makers through communication, exploration, and the arts in a collaborative, multicultural community.
The Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) is a remarkable middle school where our students excel in three dimensions:
Our Core Values
We believe in individual creative development within a multicultural community. Our academic program is built on the framework of EL Education’s Core Practices where joy and rigor are equally balanced within student learning experiences. Our curriculum is designed around project-based learning that is complex, connected to the real world and demands craftsmanship. Structures such as Student-Led Conferences, Celebrations of Learning and Eighth Grade Portfolio Passages empower our students to take ownership and pride in their learning.
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ISAAC teachers embody the CREW values we teach our students: Courage, Responsibility, Enthusiasm, and Work Ethic. They create classrooms that are active and collaborative. Students are encouraged to take risks and to develop a growth mindset. We believe every student can find success and it’s our job to inspire them to achieve more than they think possible through the exploration and integration of the arts and communication about their learning.
ISAAC teachers share the following beliefs:
We believe our students are three-dimensional.
As an EL Education school, ISAAC believes student achievement should be measured in three dimensions:
We believe all students can achieve more than they think possible and achievement should be measured in multiple ways that reflect the complexity and diversity of our students and their multiple learning styles. We employ EL Education’s core practices to build and maintain a strong and unified culture that enables all of our students to achieve. We use the Core Practices of EL Education to focus on the following structures to ensure a culture of excellence for all students within the school:
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