ICA provides the following opportunities for enrichment and personal development:
Directed by Mr. Dick Barker, who has been teaching students instruments for over 40 years, our recently-established band for 6th-12th graders practices four days a week.
Students and staff meet each Monday morning before classes and Friday afternoon before dismissal to honor God through song and commit our week to him in a brief time of prayer.
Music is also incorporated into weekly chapels and daily lessons in PreK-2nd grades as they sing and chant their way to learning.
Each student who enrolls at ICA also becomes a member of one of four ICA Houses. Each quarter, students are encouraged to grow personally by completing assigned quests in four growth areas (spiritual, social, mental and physical). They also compete three times per year in house games. Each activity adds to their house and personal point total. Awards are given quarterly.
Each house elects two members to represent their house on the student council, which meets regularly to plan events and practice leadership skills.
Each elementary-level class incorporates art lessons into their weekly or bi-weekly curriculum with the help of our art docent and parent, Laneen Carr.
Each year between the 2nd and 3rd quarters, ICA hosts four days of classes presented by our staff, parents of ICA students, as well as various members of the Whidbey community.
During the four-day Electives Week, each student in grades 3 and higher chooses four electives out of a pool of 18-20 choices, and attends the same four classes each day for one hour.
The PreK-2nd grades also participate by inviting presenters to come to their classrooms to demonstrate and teach them as a class.
We also encourage our students to take advantage of Whidbey Island's thriving arts and activities community. Click on the blue button links to get more information on how your child can get involved in local sports leagues and classes.