The elementary teachers at Ignite Christian Academy want to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We are all excited for what this year holds and are so happy to have you as a member of our school family. We also want to share a few plans for the year and tips for success to ensure a smooth, fun-filled year of learning. [Read more…]
What’s New in the Elementary Department
Elementary teachers at Ignite Christian Academy have many exciting new activities lined up for students this fall. From check-in chats with teachers to exciting online classrooms, see what’s in store for your distance learner this year!
DIY: Successful Study Space
As your student gets back into the swing of the school year, set him up for success with a study zone that's all his own. A simple, organized workspace intended solely for school work goes a long way in helping your distance learner focus and succeed. Check out four important things to consider as you design your student's study area.
Tips to Help Your Distance Learner Dodge Technological Distractions
In the digital age, technological distractions play a major role in many students' academic productivity. Really? Your distance learner might wonder. How harmful can a single text message, a quick glance at Facebook, or a short and sweet Tweet be?
According to a recent study, the average length of time that students spent focusing on a single homework-related task before redirecting their attention, often due to technological distractions, was less than six minutes. [Read more…]
Gear Up for Learning during the 2014 Olympics
As anticipation for the 2014 Winter Olympics builds, discover how you can turn the games into an educational opportunity for your distance learner. With help from online resources, explore topics from sports writing to the science behind ice skating as you take in the 2014 Games.
The Distance Learning Perks of Pinterest
Explore exciting ways to supplement distance learning with tips, activities, and inspiration on Pinterest. The free, content-sharing site where users can "pin" images linked to websites can help you find educational tips that range from effective study tips to planning a graduation celebration.
Ignite Christian Academy MAP Test Scores Exceed National Average
Each year we require our third through tenth grade students to take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. In fact, we ask them to take it in both the fall and the spring. The MAP test is different from many standardized tests in that it is taken online and is adaptive to the student's ability. For example, when your third grader begins the test, the first question will be a typical third grade level question. If your child answers the question correctly, the next question will be slightly more difficult. As your child continues to answer questions correctly, the test gets progressively more difficult. When your child answers a question incorrectly, the next question is adjusted to be slightly more manageable. Thus, the MAP test is successful in identifying the actual academic level of the child as it adapts back and forth to find the level of the student's academic comprehension, knowledge, and skills.
4 Ways to Encourage Your Distance Learning Writer
Today, April 10, is Encourage a Young Writer Day. Take some time throughout the next week to celebrate and inspire your distance learning writer. Here are four fun ways to encourage your student to expand writing skills.
5 Strategies to Help Your Student Conquer College Entrance Exams
Taking college entrance exams can be intimidating for high school students. It's easy to become overwhelmed by a test that covers such a wide array of information. Furthermore, finding effective study strategies can be a challenge. Consider these five tips to help your student conquer entrance exams.
From the Dean’s Desk – The Final Push
March ushers in warmer temperatures and the beginning of that final season of the school year. What are you doing this spring to ensure the successful completion of all of your courses?
The last leg of a race can be both the most challenging and the most rewarding. The same is true of taking courses at a distance learning school like Ignite Christian Academy. The final push to complete courses is important as you wrap up those last few projects and study for semester exams. Here are a few things that you can do to help achieve your end of course goals.
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