Teaching in the languages of our community: English, español, and Português
High Academic Standards
The International Charter School aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
At ICS, we strive to help students meet both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy. Students engage in learning comprehensive reading and writing strategies through the American Reading Company (ARC) Core Literacy program.
It delivers specific and actionable data that tells the teacher where a student is, why, and the sequence of skills/behaviors needed to learn next in order to accelerate reading growth. Students receive small group instruction at their level, as well as individual and group conferencing with teachers.
Students at ICS are expected to meet the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students learn about science through hands-on activities that are focused on a variety of areas of science: physical science, earth science, life science and inquiry. Additionally, science is integrated throughout the ARC curriculum.
Students at ICS meet the expectations of the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and Rhode Island Social Studies Framework by learning through a variety of units that explore the self, family, local and global communities, history and civics. Social Studies is further integrated into the ARC curriculum.