Individualized Adventure Program
WHAT IS THE IAP @ TEA?
TEA recognizes the needs for flexibility and travel. Why wouldn’t we? We believe that some of the best learning happens outside the walls of our classrooms! Through the IAP @ TEA, students can participate in offsite adventures with their families/organizations and continue their learning path encompassing constructive adversity and connection with their TEA crews. Furthermore, the IAP @ TEA program will support students through enhanced personalization in academic course content.
The IAP @ TEA Was Designed With Two Groups in Mind
#1 Weekly Seasonal Conflict/Sport Commitment
An obligation or interest that requires weekly offsite participation or training for an extended period of time. For example; ski teams, music, dance, horseback riding and more.
#2 Travel / Off Campus >5 School Days
Students that travel more than 5 consecutive school days at a time for any reason will be serviced through this program. For example; family trips, students attending conferences, or extended leaves of absence.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHILE ON IAP
Student: Collaborates with Teacher and IAP Coordinator to meet goals and create plan to complete work. Also, students must use self advocacy skills and organizational skills in following provided plans and assignments while absent.
IAP Coordinator: Point of contact while away, monitors progress and provides support, provides IAP plan and checks in weekly with student.
Teacher: Approves absence, participates in planning the assignments and projects, provides feedback upon return, ensures standards missed are included in IAP.
Parent: Supports the student by ensuring students have materials needed to be successful, remains involved by supporting with progress monitoring, If on a weekly sports commitment IAP- ensures clear communication is met between IAP Coordinator, coach.
Coach/Group Leader: If on a weekly IAP- depending on the activity your student participates in we would like the coach to partner in knowing expectations and encouraging academic focus and accountability
Meet our IAP Program Coordinator: Emily Reid
Emily Reid, a North Lake Tahoe Native, is a passionate educator with over 20 years of experience. Her educational background includes supporting aspiring athletes, guiding gifted and talented learners, and coaching students who struggle in traditional learning environments. Emily’s mission is to help students broaden interests, develop self-awareness skills and independence, and motivate students to meet their goals and make a difference in the world.
IAP @ TEA Cost Structure
5 Consecutive School Days: No fee and the program is primarily student/family driven with IAP Program Coordinator support on forms and processes.
10 Consecutive School Days: No fee and the program is primarily student/family driven with IAP Program Coordinator support on forms and processes plus one live check in via zoom/phone.
10 – 30 Consecutive School Days: $100 per school day missed above 10 days. For example the fee for missing 15 consecutive school days would be $500. IAP Program Coordinator supplies forms/process/support + weekly virtual check ins + customized assignments in coordination with faculty to align with standards missed.
Elementary School Seasonal Commitments (2-3 months): $2,500 per season. IAP Program Coordinator supplies form/process/support + weekly on-campus check in + customized assignments in coordination with faculty to align with standards missed.
MS/HS School Seasonal Commitments (2-3 months): $4,500 per season. IAP Program Coordinator supplies form/process/support + weekly on-campus check in + customized assignments in coordination with multiple faculty members to align with standards missed.
More Than 30 Days Consecutive Days: TBD based on situation/consultation
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