Innovations Academy opened in 2008 for grades Kindergarten through eighth. The school offers a project-based curriculum. This helps to build strong character and community development. Learning is the objective for a lifetime, not just until school ends.
Along with core subjects students can choose band, computer arts, chorus, dance, photography, ceramics/sculpture, drawing/painting, theater/drama, Mandarin, Korean, Latin, Spanish, yearbook, science and technology. Athletically there is yoga, swimming P.E., golf, martial arts/self defense and soccer. Outside of school is offered community service and academic contests.
Parents and children love the school. It’s new, innovative and challenging. Students love going and seeing their teachers. Some parents stated the school did not have the children’s best interest at heart and the teachers are not the best they can be, however, the majority had no complaints.
The Academic Performance Index showed an increase in academic growth from 707 to 743. The statewide goal is 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
For the California Standards Tests at Innovations Academy the students scored below the state averages with just a few exceptions. For example, 69% of 8th grade students passed the Science exam while the state average was 66%. On the 7th grade English Language Arts exam, 62% passed which was the same as the state average.
The school is doing a good job, but it would be in your best interest to learn more about the curriculum and the below state average scores before enrolling your child.
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6154 Mission Gorge Rd. Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92120