HISTORY

2019-2020

ISAAC enhances the student electives by adding Spanish, Integrated Technology, Dance and a robust after school program. ISAAC continues to commit to providing a rigorous curriculum to encourage courageous citizens who are difference makers.

2018-2019

ISAAC's 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 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.ISAAC commits to the rigorous process of full EL Education accreditation.

2013-2014
Student population increases from 191 to 246 students. The additional (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.

MISSION

We inspire our students through the arts, communication, and exploration in a collaborative, multicultural community to be courageous citizens who are difference makers.

Mission
VISION

To build a learning community where students are creative, compassionate, responsible citizens of a global society.

OUR CREW VALUES

Citizenship & Courage
Respect & Responsibility Enthusiasm
Work Ethic

Vision
OUR EL EDUCATION PRINCIPLES
Priciples
  • The Primacy of Self-Discovery
  • The Having of Wonderful Ideas
  • The Responsibility for Learning
  • Empathy and Caring
  • Success and Failure
  • Collaboration and Competition
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Natural World
  • Solitude and Reflection
  • Service and Compassion

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