ICS-Lima believes that every child can reach their full potential and become the person that God has made them to be. One of the ways to ensure this, is to offer a comprehensive, dynamic model for assessing where each child is as they grow academically.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a dynamic, computer-based test that each child takes at least once per year in the subjects of math and language arts. Fountas & Pinnell is a reading test given multiple times per year to elementary students to ensure that they are at or above their grade level in reading.
SATs are encouraged for each Junior and Senior as part of the college preparatory process. This test measures students in math and reading. Advanced Placement (AP) exams are given to students who participate in AP courses and offer the opportunity for students to earn college credit.
WIDA is a test given to assess incoming and current non-native English speaking students. These tests help to determine which level of coursework the student will take and to determine when a child has graduated from EFL thus demonstrating their ability to fully achieve in an English environment.
I like ICS-Lima because it is a Christian School, with a staff that cares about the well being of the students in their spiritual, physical, intellectual and social growth.
I like ICS-Lima because I know that the school reinforces the Christian values I teach my children at home. They teach the children daily by example and by the principles of the school that childhood innocence doesn't have to disappear at such an early age. I am so thankful for that!
The school helps a 21st Century learner via administrators progressive in technology, developing collaborative workers, community service projects and community sharing talents through talent shows, art exhibits, and coffee houses)which make the school and community more fluid, and through cultural diversity, different world views come to us.
The staff and teachers are committed to the Lord, to their students getting a good education and being prepared to face the world as disciples of Christ. I love those hard-working teachers!