Individualized Learning Center Earns Silver Level Certification
Rockwood School District's Individualized Learning Center (ILC), located in Eureka, achieved silver level certification from the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN), a private, non-profit educational agency dedicated to promoting the success of at-risk youth and supporting the educators who work on their behalf.
The ILC is the first alternative school in Missouri to achieve this level of certification, which was determined by a panel of experts from across the country.
The ILC voluntarily pursued certification through NAREN as part of its continuous improvement process.
During the last 18 months, the ILC conducted a comprehensive self-assessment focused on nine areas: an accelerated academic curriculum, a strong literacy component, a deliberate self-management program, a personalized curriculum, a project-experiential-work orientation, a smaller school and class size, a solid planning and administrative support system, a collaborative community model, and a comprehensive staff development program.
“This certification validates the structure of our program and our staff’s commitment to meeting the needs of our students,” said ILC Administrator Dr. Michael Hylen. “We are proud of our work and we look forward to strengthen our practices to improve student success.”
Since 1997, the ILC has provided Rockwood students an opportunity to succeed in a non-traditional high school setting.