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At IMPACT, we believe the core of education comes from working on personalized, passion-based, and purposeful projects. We have designed our learning journey to reflect that by flipping the time. Agents spend on their courses and credits with the time spent on their projects.

At IMPACT, we believe students should learn core subjects and credit courses in a self-paced environment called Basecamp. This is where our Agents (students) understand the concepts, content, and skills necessary for more detailed, deeper learning in experiential and expeditionary settings outside the traditional classroom. At Basecamp, agents receive tutoring, assistance, guidance, coaching, and mentoring from the Guides. Students ready to excel - excel and students with challenges or obstacles receive immediate assistance.

IMPACT aligns with the principles of personalized learning and a more student-centric model. This approach acknowledges individual students' diverse learning needs and paces, moving away from the traditional one-size-fits-all classroom design.

Here are some key benefits and considerations for this model:

1. Individualized Learning:

  • Students can progress at their own pace, ensuring a deeper understanding of concepts before moving on.

  • Advanced students are not held back, and struggling students receive the additional support they need.

2. Teacher Roles:

  • Teachers shift from being primarily content deliverers to facilitators, mentors, and guides.

  • They can provide personalized assistance, feedback, and guidance based on individual student needs.

3. Active Learning:

  • More time for hands-on activities, projects, and experiential learning enhances engagement and understanding.

  • Students can explore topics of interest, fostering a passion for learning.

4. Reduced Homework:

  • With more focused in-class activities and individualized learning paths, there is less need for extensive homework.

  • Students may find the learning experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

5. Flexibility:

  • The model allows for flexibility in scheduling, accommodating different learning rhythms and preferences.

  • Integration of online resources provides access to a variety of learning materials.

6. Skill Development:

  • Emphasis on skills development through projects, internships, and real-world experiences prepares students for practical applications.

  • Soft skills such as critical thinking, communication, and collaboration are naturally integrated.

7. Enhanced Self-Esteem:

  • Students experience success at their own pace, leading to higher self-esteem and confidence.

  • The focus on individual strengths fosters a positive learning environment.

8. Challenges and Considerations:

  • Implementation may require a shift in traditional teaching methods, necessitating training for educators.

  • Adequate technology and infrastructure are essential for effective online learning and resources.

  • Ongoing assessment and feedback mechanisms are crucial to monitoring student progress and addressing challenges.

9. Equity and Access:

  • Ensuring all students have access to the necessary technology and resources is crucial to avoid creating educational disparities.

 

IMPACT offers accredited coursework that leads to a high school diploma through two online partner high schools, Penn Foster and James Madison. With Penn Foster and James Madison’s proven distance learning capabilities, high school academy, and career pathways solutions, we can provide IMPACT Agents with flexible and affordable options for a high school diploma. At the same time, IMPACT Agents concentrate on their passions and make a meaningful difference in the world.  

IMPACT Guides will work closely with agents to ensure they are on track with their coursework. Due to the flexibility of the online courses, agents may choose to graduate early, take college coursework, or choose career pathway concentrations that interest them.

 

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. Penn Foster High School is also nationally accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

 

James Madison High School is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. JMHS is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Courses through James Madison are also NCAA-approved.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

 

-Confucius

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