FAQs

General

What is a Public Charter School?

We are a school that can operate and create curriculum independently, like a private school, but are publicly funded. This means that your child can get a private school education, but without having to pay any tuition!

Do you teach Common Core Standards?

Yes. However, our learners acquire deep understanding of these standards through Project Based Learning (see below). As a publicly funded school, our learners do participate in all state-mandated testing.

What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based Learning (PBL) allows children to learn curriculum through fun, meaningful, hands-on and collaborative experiences. Projects inspire the children to learn and apply the content standards in a real-world, relevant way. Through research, self-discovery, and teacher facilitation, learners inquire and seek out the information they need to accomplish the goals of the project. In addition to understanding, applying, and retaining the content, PBL helps develop vocational and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

What are the district boundaries to attend iLEAD?

There are no location restrictions to attend iLEAD. Your child may live anywhere in Ohio and attend our school.

How big are the class sizes?

Each class will contain approximately 25 learners.

What are multi-age classes? Why are your classes multi-age?

Multi-age classes contain children from more than one grade level in the same class. There are many academic and social-emotional benefits to multi-age classes. It allows each child’s education to be more individualized, and he or she can get support in areas that they may otherwise not get in a single-grade level class. Our teachers are trained to group and differentiate based on needs and make sure each learner is growing as an individual. It is also important for children to interact with others that are both younger and older than them to build effective social skills.

How much homework will my child receive each night?

We believe that homework should be meaningful and child-driven. Our teachers typically do not send homework packets or “drill and kill” worksheets. Unfinished classwork and/or research or other preparation for projects are typically done at home. iLEAD values your family’s time at home, which is why there is deep learning done at school. Many children are inspired to do follow-up research and exploration on their own because they are deeply involved in the projects they are doing.

Do you offer Special Education Services?

Yes. We are required by law to serve all of the students in our student body. Special Education services will be offered to fulfill all IEPs and 504 plans.

How will my child’s learning be tracked during the year?

Learning progress will be monitored and reflected upon in several ways. Each child, along with his or her teacher and parents/guardians, will create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). This plan includes at least two academic goals and one social-emotional goal for the year. The child is the center of the goal-setting process, to ensure he or she is setting meaningful goals. An action plan for home and school are discussed and set into place, and the progress of the goals are discussed frequently.

iLEAD Spring Meadows learners will also participate in several benchmark assessments throughout the year. Literacy, spelling, writing, and math assessments will be given so that the facilitator can effectively guide his or her instruction to meet the needs of each individual learner. These assessments can also drive creation of ILP goals.

Lastly, parents/guardians will receive reports of progress twice each year. These narrative-based reports will communicate to what extent curriculum and ILP goals are being met.

Each facilitator will keep an open line of communication with the parents/guardians in regards to learners’ progress throughout the year.

Is there parent involvement?

Yes! We believe that a successful school is a team effort. We encourage 3-4 hours per family of volunteer efforts, either in school or from home. If there is a way you can help the school and you are passionate about, let us know! Some examples of volunteer work can be: helping in the classroom, planning events and field trips, working the morning and afternoon valet, supervising the cafeteria, researching grants, etc.

What are the school hours?

We are looking to adopt the following hours:
Kindergarten-3rd Grade – 8:30-3:00
4th Grade and Above – 8:15-3:15

Will iLEAD offer transportation services?

iLEAD Spring Meadows is exploring the transportation needs of the community that we will be serving. If you have input on this process, please email or contact the school to voice your experiences with student transportation. This s a vibrant community that is built with input from all stakeholders. More information on this coming soon!

Will before and after school care be available?

Yes. Details are still being finalized, but we intend to have before and after school care services ready by the first day of school.

Is there a school uniform policy?

No. We believe that each child should be given the opportunity to express his or her individuality.

Privacy Policy

iLEAD Education CorporationSchools Development (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://ileadschools.org/ website and all affiliated websites as listed under “Our Locations” and linked to the ileadschools.org website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Information when you use our Service.

We use and share your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information and Personal Health Information (the information) for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at http://ileadschools.org/

Information Collection And Use

We collect two basic types of information—personal information and anonymous information—and we may use personal and anonymous information to create a third type of information, aggregate information. The information we collect comprise the following categories:

How We Collect Your Information

We collect this information for the purposes such as providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality (see GOOGLE below). These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Information Use

Cookies

We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provides information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.

If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Behavioral Remarketing

iLEAD Education Corporation uses remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Google

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Do Not Track Disclosure

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, we adhere to the standards set out in this privacy policy. To learn about Do Not Track, please click here.

Generally, DNT signals are sent from your web browser. DNT is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.

Business Transaction

If iLEAD Education Corporation is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred as a business asset. In such cases, we will provide notice before your Personal Information is transferred and/or becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

If we find that there has been an unintentional transfer of the information, we will timely notify you as required by applicable law.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information constitutes your agreement to such transfers.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.

Children’s Privacy

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to info@ileadschools.org. In e-mail please include the child’s username and the parent’s email address and telephone number. To protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify a parent’s identity before granting access to any personal information.

If we become aware that we have collected the information from a children under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove the information from our servers, unless we are required by applicable law to maintain the information.

Data Security, Integrity and Retention

The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are very important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

We will retain your personal information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 2, 2015 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us or by placing a prominent notice on our website. Where required by applicable law we will obtain your consent.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits registered users who are minors to request and obtain deletion of certain posted content. If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any site where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to info@ileadschools.org.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send an email to info@ileadschools.org.

Definitions

Aggregate Information. Aggregate information means information about groups or categories of guests, which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual guest.

Anonymous Information. Anonymous information means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, an individual guest.

Cookies. Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our web site and transferred to your device. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use cookies to bring together information we collect about you. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Flash cookies. We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Our third-party service providers also may use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies, you may not have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

IP Address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your company, or your university. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our sites and applications, and we may combine IP addresses with personal information.

Personal Information. Personal information means information that identifies (whether directly or indirectly) a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address and telephone number, and may include personal health data (Personal Health Information). When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, this anonymous information also is treated as personal information.

Web beacon. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of sites. Web beacons may involve the transmission of information directly to us, to another party on our behalf, or to another party in accordance with its privacy policy. We may use web beacons to bring together information we collect about you.

Important information regarding confidential student data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf

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