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Sunitha Garapati
46:32
Is anyone experiencing an echo
Jun LI
47:08
Good on my side.
JaRod Tobler
47:18
If you have multiple screens on, you may need to mute them or go into separate rooms
JaRod Tobler
01:00:21
Spanish, Russian, German, Mandarin, French, German are the languages offered
JaRod Tobler
01:02:56
We have multiple classes for students to choose from and attached, you will find our College academic counselors with all the offerings
Kendra Kirchgessner
01:08:27
What is the titan crew? I saw it on the sophomore schedule
LUBOSLAV HRIZO
01:08:50
Do your over achievers in your school receive full rights to universities?
Mousumi Datta
01:09:19
Do you offer music instrument class (band or orchestra)?
Huzefa Photowala
01:09:48
What about orchestra, band, music?
meagan Lingier
01:09:51
Why don't you H
Tiffany Gorman
01:10:19
What do the 10th graders do on I days?
Lopa Das
01:10:24
How about sports?do kids lay match or tournaments as part of their school year? I see we have choir period.
Radhika Brahmandam
01:11:11
Curious about music too.
meagan Lingier
01:11:29
Why don't you have AP classes.
Jun LI
01:12:07
I see band and string orchestra under the Music in the PDf just shared.
John Bell
01:13:11
what time does the day end on Fridays?
Mark Rajcevich
01:13:27
What are your suggestions on how a current 8th grader should prepare for IMSA?
Zoya Photowala
01:13:43
Is there a school psychologist or counselor?
Yixiang Liao
01:14:11
What are the activity options for students outside the academic school life?
LUBOSLAV HRIZO
01:15:08
Do your students take the pre-SAT exam to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship?
Noemi Ramirez
01:15:36
How many students apply to IMSA? And How many are accepted? How is this process?
Glenn Engelberg
01:16:18
Activity options outside academics - https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/student-engagement/co-curricular-activities/
Glenn Engelberg
01:16:46
https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/student-engagement/student-activities/
Glenn Engelberg
01:17:27
Hi Noemi - JaRod will discuss the application process more in his presentation and discuss those details
Glenn Engelberg
01:17:42
including details on SAT
Wanda Szacilowski
01:18:06
Is there a possibility to make an appointment with an admission counselor in order to receive more information on the application process to IMSA?
Alex Sorescu
01:18:13
Thank you
Wing (Yun Chen)
01:18:16
Thank you!
Arijit Choudhuri
01:18:26
Thanks!!
Glenn Engelberg
01:21:11
Hi Wanda - Absolutely! We'd love to connect with you to receive more information and go over the application process. Please email us at admissions@imsa.edu
Glenn Engelberg
01:21:21
And we'll make sure to connect you with one of our counselors
Wanda Szacilowski
01:21:39
Thank you!
Glenn Engelberg
01:25:41
And if there are any questions that we are unable to get to today, or if you have more questions after the webinar, reach out to us at: admissions@imsa.edu or you can call us during the week between 830-430 at 630 907 5028
Anita White
01:25:53
There are also tutoring opportunities that can earn students up to 350 service hours.
Radhika Brahmandam
01:26:19
Is there a basketball team?
Dean Oquendo
01:26:41
There is a boys and girls basketball team!
Dean Oquendo
01:27:16
Hello! I am Dean, I am a student ambassador and I can help answer your questions in the chat!
dharna shah
01:27:31
How about dinning ? its hours and vegetarian/ vegan option?
Dean Oquendo
01:28:44
The breakfast hours during the week day are from 7-9! You are assigned a lunch and dinner time. There are great vegan and vegetarian options.
Dean Oquendo
01:28:57
I am gluten free myself, and I always have something to eat
dharna shah
01:29:50
thanks. what about vegan? is menu available online?
Dean Oquendo
01:31:04
There are vegan options! Here is the link to the menus: https://imsa.school-menus.com/menus/
Vynnessa Winberg
01:31:11
Some online schools students have used in the past to meet 8th grade science requirement: The American School, Illinois Virtual School, Keystone, or through NorthWestern's CTD
Megan Dagiantis
01:34:00
if applying in October of 9th grade, can teacher evaluations be from 8th grade teacher since they wont really know you well?
Wing (Yun Chen)
01:34:03
Are fine arts teachers and mentors eligible for the optional application?
Kemi Akinyemi
01:35:11
For the tutoring hours, is there a tutoring club or is tutoring on an adhoc basis? Also, I assume it’s students tutoring other students but please confirm.
Dean Oquendo
01:35:23
The optional recommendation can be from any teacher/person you like
Anita White
01:36:07
You should have the teacher complete the evaluation at the end of the semester once they have had an opportunity to get to know you.
Megan Dagiantis
01:36:17
ok
Glenn Engelberg
01:36:26
To let everyone know, we are going to be hosting several virtual information sessions in late September/early October that will go over the application more in depth and we'll offer tips too....we will make sure everyone who attends today receives an update when we open registration for those virtual events soon
Dean Oquendo
01:36:48
There is a club called "Peer Tutor Program" students apply to be in the club to ensure they are trained in tutoring (students without experience get trained). The students list classes they are good at. All of the peer tutors information is public and students can reach out to them for help.
Glenn Engelberg
01:38:14
https://www3.imsa.edu/academics/academic-support-services/
Glenn Engelberg
01:38:26
That has some more details on all of the student support services we offer too!
Ritu Sharma
01:38:31
How many of 600 applicants are 8th graders typically?
Megan Dagiantis
01:38:36
If admitted as an 8th grader, could the student decide to defer a year?
Wanda Szacilowski
01:38:38
Just to clarify, the student does not have to take SAT test in order to apply to IMSA?
Vynnessa Winberg
01:39:20
https://www.imsa.edu/admissions/visit-imsa/
Bose Kottapalli
01:40:20
who requires SA
Bose Kottapalli
01:40:45
who requires SAT
Mark Rajcevich
01:42:17
Do all students live on site or are there some that do not?
JaRod Tobler
01:42:25
The SAT is only needed for admitted students and you have plenty of time to complete before you start IMSA.
Dean Oquendo
01:42:30
All students live on campus!
Lisa Choi
01:42:45
Does IMSA have Drivers Ed?
Dean Oquendo
01:43:31
IMSA does not offer drivers ED as a class, however, an external driving school comes to IMSA and will teach drivers ED to the students who are interested
Radhika Brahmandam
01:44:28
Can the kids go home on Friday evenings and return Monday mornings? Or are they required to stay on campus over the weekend also?
Zoya Photowala
01:44:40
Is there a library at IMSA?
JaRod Tobler
01:45:08
8th graders - 20~25 % apply
JaRod Tobler
01:45:19
Correct, you do not need to take the SAT to appy this year
Glenn Engelberg
01:45:47
Library - https://www.imsa.edu/academics/library/
Dean Oquendo
01:45:49
Currently, due to COVID students are asked to stay on campus during the weekends, but if there is a special circumstance students may leave. In the past students were able to leave on the weekends. We recently updated our policies to keep the COVID rate low!
Wanda Szacilowski
01:45:50
Thank you
Courtney Tang
01:45:53
Hi 9th grader already took the SAT last month and submitted his score. Will admission look at scores submitted even though it's not required?
Glenn Engelberg
01:45:56
WE have a great library and staff!
Radhika Brahmandam
01:46:23
Is the GPA system similar to other public schools? Or is it a pass/fail grade?
JaRod Tobler
01:46:25
Typically, students can go home on Friday evenings and return Sunday evening or Monday morning. Thank you Dean for the current state due to COVID.
JaRod Tobler
01:46:55
We will just add the SAT scores to the application and state it was completed but not look at the scores
Dean Oquendo
01:47:17
There are normal A-D grades here at IMSA! We do not calculate GPA because we are a higher education institute.
Lisa Choi
01:47:51
Do you offer summer school?
JaRod Tobler
01:48:01
We do not offer summer school here at IMSA
naimesh shah
01:48:58
any statistics on where IMSA graduates end up in college?
Vynnessa Winberg
01:49:14
https://indd.adobe.com/view/0ab743cc-09d5-43fc-95a1-d7249c51587a
Jin Li
01:49:30
Is there an interview for the admission?
Vynnessa Winberg
01:49:41
for school profile for colleges: https://indd.adobe.com/view/0ab743cc-09d5-43fc-95a1-d7249c51587a
Dean Oquendo
01:49:42
There is not an interview
JaRod Tobler
01:51:59
Students are paired with a college counselor to find the right college for them. Here is their link https://www.imsa.edu/academics/college-and-academic-counseling/
Vynnessa Winberg
01:58:09
To see student handbook for items in your room and other important rules: https://www.imsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-2022-Student-Parent-Handook-USE-1.pdf
Vynnessa Winberg
01:59:12
Academic Support: https://www.imsa.edu/academics/academic-support-services/Writing center: https://www.imsa.edu/academics/the-writing-center/
Vynnessa Winberg
01:59:24
THANK YOU!!!!
Dean Oquendo
01:59:58
Have a great weekend!
Karen Reinke
02:00:20
Have a great weekend!
Courtney Tang
02:00:34
Is it permanent that IMSA will no longer requires the SAT for admission?
Wing (Yun Chen)
02:00:37
Thank you!
Tarun Srinivas
02:00:51
Can parents come and pick us up on Wednesday's to go to a doctors appointments?
Dean Oquendo
02:01:15
Yes! Parents can pick you up for doctors appointments!
John Bell
02:02:16
Is there any provision to get students to/from a train station?
Anna yang
02:02:33
How can you get connected to a current imsa student to ask questions?
Victoria Ofurum
02:02:52
can a 10th student still join IMSA