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Spanish, Russian, German, Mandarin, French, German are the languages offered
We have multiple classes for students to choose from and attached, you will find our College academic counselors with all the offerings
What is the titan crew? I saw it on the sophomore schedule
Do your over achievers in your school receive full rights to universities?
Do you offer music instrument class (band or orchestra)?
What about orchestra, band, music?
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What do the 10th graders do on I days?
How about sports?do kids lay match or tournaments as part of their school year? I see we have choir period.
Curious about music too.
Why don't you have AP classes.
I see band and string orchestra under the Music in the PDf just shared.
what time does the day end on Fridays?
What are your suggestions on how a current 8th grader should prepare for IMSA?
Is there a school psychologist or counselor?
What are the activity options for students outside the academic school life?
Do your students take the pre-SAT exam to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship?
How many students apply to IMSA? And How many are accepted? How is this process?
Activity options outside academics - https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/student-engagement/co-curricular-activities/
Hi Noemi - JaRod will discuss the application process more in his presentation and discuss those details
including details on SAT
Is there a possibility to make an appointment with an admission counselor in order to receive more information on the application process to IMSA?
Wing (Yun Chen)
Hi Wanda - Absolutely! We'd love to connect with you to receive more information and go over the application process. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And we'll make sure to connect you with one of our counselors
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: email@example.com or you can call us during the week between 830-430 at 630 907 5028
There are also tutoring opportunities that can earn students up to 350 service hours.
Is there a basketball team?
There is a boys and girls basketball team!
Hello! I am Dean, I am a student ambassador and I can help answer your questions in the chat!
How about dinning ? its hours and vegetarian/ vegan option?
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.
I am gluten free myself, and I always have something to eat
thanks. what about vegan? is menu available online?
There are vegan options! Here is the link to the menus: https://imsa.school-menus.com/menus/
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
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)
Are fine arts teachers and mentors eligible for the optional application?
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.
The optional recommendation can be from any teacher/person you like
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.
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
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.
That has some more details on all of the student support services we offer too!
How many of 600 applicants are 8th graders typically?
If admitted as an 8th grader, could the student decide to defer a year?
Just to clarify, the student does not have to take SAT test in order to apply to IMSA?
who requires SA
who requires SAT
Do all students live on site or are there some that do not?
The SAT is only needed for admitted students and you have plenty of time to complete before you start IMSA.
All students live on campus!
Does IMSA have Drivers Ed?
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
Can the kids go home on Friday evenings and return Monday mornings? Or are they required to stay on campus over the weekend also?
Is there a library at IMSA?
8th graders - 20~25 % apply
Correct, you do not need to take the SAT to appy this year
Library - https://www.imsa.edu/academics/library/
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!
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?
WE have a great library and staff!
Is the GPA system similar to other public schools? Or is it a pass/fail grade?
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.
We will just add the SAT scores to the application and state it was completed but not look at the scores
There are normal A-D grades here at IMSA! We do not calculate GPA because we are a higher education institute.
Do you offer summer school?
We do not offer summer school here at IMSA
any statistics on where IMSA graduates end up in college?
Is there an interview for the admission?
for school profile for colleges: https://indd.adobe.com/view/0ab743cc-09d5-43fc-95a1-d7249c51587a
There is not an interview
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/
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
Academic Support: https://www.imsa.edu/academics/academic-support-services/Writing center: https://www.imsa.edu/academics/the-writing-center/
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!
Is it permanent that IMSA will no longer requires the SAT for admission?
Wing (Yun Chen)
Can parents come and pick us up on Wednesday's to go to a doctors appointments?
Yes! Parents can pick you up for doctors appointments!
Is there any provision to get students to/from a train station?
How can you get connected to a current imsa student to ask questions?
can a 10th student still join IMSA