HISTORY

2019-2020

ISAAC enhances student electives by adding Spanish, Integrated Technology, Dance and a robust extended day program which includes Saturday Academy. ISAAC continues to commit to providing a rigorous curriculum to encourage courageous citizens who are difference makers.

2018-2019

Student population increases from 270 to 276.

2016-2017
ISAAC Celebrates 20 Years as a Charter School.

2015-2016
Board of Directors adopts a three-year strategic plan. Our student population increases from 262 to 270.

2014-2015
Student population increases from 246 to 262. The renovation of the 4th floor is completed. The renovated facilities provide dedicated classroom space for Visual Arts, Technology, Spanish, English Language Learners and Literacy Support.

2013-2014
Student population increases from 191 to 246 students. The additional fifty-five (55) seats are evenly distributed throughout the 6, 7 and 8th grades. Completion of $1.9 renovation that provides the school with its first physical education, adventure, performance space and third floor space adding a total of 10 new classrooms.

2012-2013
ISAAC is accepted to become part of the EL Education network of schools and commits to a rigorous year of professional development for staff focusing on student assessment and achievement.

2006-2007
ISAAC initiates a commitment to infusing technology into the curriculum by hiring a full-time technology teacher/coordinator, purchasing a laptop for every teacher and it's first mobile laptop cart.

2003-2004
ISAAC purchases the former YMCA Building at 190 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, its current location, and begins renovation.

2002-2003
ISAAC reaches full middle school status with 115 students in grade 6, 7 and 8, and the Connecticut Board of Education renews ISAAC's charter.

1997-1998
The Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) receives its charter from the Connecticut State Board of Education.

1996-1997
Parents from the Regional Multicultural Magnet School petition the state to create a magnet middle school in New London with a vision to integrate art, music, and multicultural education.

ISAAC'S CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS ABOUT LEARNING

ISAAC is a safe, nurturing, and diverse middle school in which arts and communication act as the heartbeat. Our professional learning community, comprised of passionate educators, are committed to the delivery of a rigorous curriculum that promotes effort through a growth mindset. We believe that all students can succeed with hard work and grit. Our stakeholders support the development of each student’s journey in becoming lifelong learners by developing the academic, civic, and social skills needed to be difference makers as active citizens in our communities. Learning at ISAAC prepares our students to become empathetic and courageous leaders through authentic tasks and experiences that promote creativity, critical thinking, and excellence. 


THE ISAAC VISION OF THE GRADUATE

The ISAAC Vision of the Graduate is that all graduates are proficient in the following competencies:

 

• Write effectively for various purposes 

• Speak to diverse audiences in an accountable manner 

• Develop the behaviors needed to interact and contribute with others on a team 

• Analyze and solve problems independently and collaboratively 

• Be responsible, creative, and empathetic members of the community 

Vision

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