Science is observing and experimenting,
making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions,
and wondering how things work.
Intelligence (all 9)
Play, Physical Fitness, and Sports
Arts and Crafts
Nature, Science, and Research
Engineering and Robotics
Technology and Gaming
Social Sciences and Spanish
Arithmetic, Business Math,
Character Development and Charity
Animation, Drama, and Theater
Dance, Movement, and Music
English, Reading, and Writing
Manipulatives and Media
Your Culture, Community, Country, and the World
Our Alien buddy “Learning Leonard and our Smiley Earth “Professor Paul”
We get to decide the direction our
lives will take. We work hard to always take Pride in Ourselves, in our Families, in our Learning, in our Communities, In our Country, and in our World.
PURPLE, GOLD, and BLACK
Culture We Together Create:
Academic Excellence: To provide educational challenges and experiences that prepare them to be successful in the information age, and in further studies.
Character Development: To instill the highest sense of morality and ethics, with emphasis on intellectual honesty, integrity, discipline, honor, service to others, and to those in our communities.
Physical Development: To enhance our children health, self-confidence, and physical abilities, and to instill a lifelong appreciation for a healthy lifestyle.
Leadership Development: To provide structure in such a way that enhances their sense of personal responsibility, self-discipline and citizenship.
iPLANETS ACADEMY is open
Year-Round. It's a Private, Independent, Non-Traditional, Elementary and Intermediate
Kindergarten-5th Grade Hybrid Homeschool and Summertime Learning.
We have Mon-Fri Evening Enrichment Classes, Overnights, Drop Ins, Weekends, Field Trips, Boarding, and Summertime Learning with Educational Field Trips, etc.
iPLANETS ACADEMY is located in Forney, Texas; we also supplement learning along with families in Kaufman County, Ellis County, Rockwall County, Tarrant County, South Dallas, Southeast Dallas, and surrounding Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY, we help educate our children, fostering a love of learning, helping to instill self-worth, and inspiring future entrepreneurship within our children.
D.I.C.E, which stands for Discovery, Intelligence (All 9), Cognitive, and Exploration; focuses not only on those in the past, but also current events, and present history in the making within our community.
D.I.C.E. is a FUN while Learning, nurturing, safe, stimulating, hands-on micro-environment concept offering multiple and diverse developmentally appropriate heavily STREAMS (STEM), project, inquiry, and problem-based activities that balance between teacher-facilitated instruction and child-initiated activities.
D.I.C.E. seeks to awaken our children's inner gifts so they can pursue their own passion and dreams. D.I.C.E. integrated curriculum connects heads, hearts, and hands, allowing our children to approach concepts and content from multiple perspectives at developmentally appropriate points. Our children are encouraged to reflect regularly on their social-emotional, spiritual, and physical development as well as their academic learning.
D.I.C.E. supports children in developing creativity, initiative, and building higher-order thinking skills by questioning, investigating, analyzing, exploring, processing information, evaluating, problem-solving, and communicating in their ongoing collaboration with peers, to pursue their passions, to challenge, to innovate, to build character, to build relationships and friendships, and sharing what they see, know, and understand deciding who they will be in society while leading the next generation.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY our focus is not just on the here and now. We want to know what shall they do with all this information they are absorbing? How will it translate later in life? Not just in their school years or college, but what career path shall they take? What type of character will they have?
Because what good is it to know all this information if it doesn't actually translate to something tangible in life?
At iPLANETS ACADEMY, we want our children to become
laser-focused earlier in life on what their passions are and what they want to do with their lives so they can spend more of their formative years honing those skills and gaining knowledge on it.
Although we use D.I.C.E within our weekly themes, the children’s individual or collective interests play a role in shaping our daily classroom curricula. They will learn a wealth of information in class, but learning is not confined to just our classrooms or from our textbooks. We don't just want them to consume, and memorize facts or figures, but rather we want them to learn through real world hand-on experiences.
Our goal is to foster a love of learning and learning is found everywhere. The world is vast and everything in it is a learning opportunity for us. This is why we spend 75% within our 4 walls and 25% outside of them learning, exploring, and participating.
iPLANETS ACADEMY strives to create strong bonds between our families and offer a more harmonious, neighborly community because we recognize that our
children families are the primary educators and play a vital role in a child’s development and quality education.
We welcome our parents to share their interests, talents, to volunteer at iPLANETS ACADEMY, and within the community helping to create an ethnically, culturally, economically diverse united community bolstering our children’s learning, growth, and development.
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FAILURE LEADS TO SUCCESS
Understand that failures simply provide us with the information we need to learn so we can succeed.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY we use a progressive learning approach which seeks to involve all members of the community in learning. Our children are given a strong voice and stake in the learning process, from deciding how to show their understanding of a given topic, to helping shape the units of study themselves through exploring, asking questions, researching, and coming to their own conclusions. We are guides and partners in the learning process and listen deeply and carefully to our children.
Learning is active and experiential and often integrates various subject matter as our children work towards greater understanding. All our children are encouraged to learn beyond our four walls. Progressive education values the heart along with the mind and because of this, time and space are given for social and emotional learning.
Our children learn to navigate relationships with peers, identify and manage their own emotions, and advocate for their needs. We see them as individuals and are highly valued as such. We differentiate instruction, taking into account development needs and their interests; to challenge each child, while providing scaffolding for their success.
Making connections and understanding our place in the world is central to our mission. By providing students with opportunities to be involved in learning and serving in their community from the very start, we allow them to see themselves as active participants in their world. We want our children to leave us with strong voices, minds, and hearts.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY we offer a variety of curricula approaches to foster learning and encourage the development of a community of learners:
and through Traveling
Our curricula is STREAMS (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, READING, ENGINEERING, ARTS and CRAFTS, MATHEMATICS, and SOCIAL SCIENCE) inspired. We also include Life Skills, and
Multi-Cultural History such as African-American History, Native American History, Hispanic History, World History, US History, American History, Mesozoic Era, and Medieval Times, etc.
We will channel our children's
natural curiosity and enthusiasm and encourage them to explore and create work that is real and meaningful. We work to boost their problem-solving skills and instill an excitement for learning to prepare children for their future academic endeavors and success.
All the children follow the same themes and it will offer them a variety of experiences that are both learning-oriented and fun at the same time. It ensures your child’s holistic growth,
development, and fosters your child’s lifelong love for learning and enhancing important social skills they need to thrive in the future.
We will assess each children throughout the year through their homework assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and multiple assessment tests.
DROP INS FOR EVENING CLASSES and FUN TIMES
It is important for children to have a safe and productive way to spend time in the Evenings. Kids unattended in the Evening times may worry, eat poorly, not be protected from pedophiles, watch too much television, or neglect their homework.
Fortunately, we have a great
Evening Enrichment Classes so your school-aged child from Kindergarten-Fifth Grade will have a place to go where they can continue their learning, work on homework, interact, and relax with friends. Our Evening Enrichment Classes is everything you ever wanted; it's a safe, fun experience and more! We provide transportation from Griffin Elementary ONLY, but take in drop-ins as space allows.
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
iPLANETS ACADEMY PRIMARY Class is for children who are 5 years of age by September 1, 2022. This class is for Advanced Kindergarteners and First Grade students. They must have an attention span to sit in a class setting for lessons that are 20-30 minutes at a time and be writing already. During this time in their development, children are yearning for independence and have maturity beyond their years.
We realize this and work to create a stimulating and challenging environment that forms a strong cognitive base for higher learning.
As the children begin to acquire more independence, they learn about making decisions for themselves as individuals and as part of a team.
Our ELEMENTARY Class at iPLANETS ACADEMY is for child(ren) in the Second and Third grade.
The children in this class must be writing already, be mature enough to keep up with an extensive, rigorous, and fast-paced class with a varied curriculum as well as an attention span to do lessons for at least 30-45 minutes at a time.
GO HERE to see a list of some of the concepts we will be learning.
Why do many of our parents choose iPLANETS ACADEMY for Overnights? Because we live in a different time when a growing number of parents have unconventional employment schedules, or may need a safe place for their children to go while they take a much-needed night off, or for emergency purposes where they may need to go out-of-town, etc.
At iPLANETS ACADEMY, we help to remove the burden of trying to figure out who will look after your little ones with Evening Classes and Overnight homeschooling options in a safe home away from home secure environment. Those who participate must be fully potty-trained.
Along with excellent care, all the children will have a delicious kid-friendly meal or snack along with fun and educational activities.
At evening rest time, we grab blankets, enjoy story-time, and say their nighttime prayers before resting overnight in an assigned twin bed or on a crib mattress. You can have peace of mind knowing your child(ren) are in excellent hands while they are away from home.
There is an option to sign up for an Overnight session weekly. If you are needing a temporary overnight drop in then you must call beforehand to confirm availability. No drop offs can be made after 8:00 PM. You must fill out membership forms online before leaving children, so please allow time for this. NO CHILD shall be able to be dropped off without all the paperwork completely filled out, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Our INTERMEDIATE Class offers a full range of STREAMS (STEM) inspired academics for our children who are in the Fourth and Fifth grade. Our D.I.C.E curriculum is rich, challenging, and honors each child's individual learning styles and strengths while meeting rigorous academic standards.
Our curriculum cultivates independence, initiative, and respect for the environment; it also offers hands-on learning opportunities that both deepen and extend students’ academic knowledge.
We have created a caring, respectful learning environment in which all our children can thrive. All of our programs—whether in the classroom, or our educational field days in the community—foster cooperation, creative and critical thinking, and the development of personal and social responsibility.
Our teaching philosophy centers on helping our children to develop the knowledge, skills, and habits of scholarship that are critical to success in life. Instruction stresses inquiry-based learning and higher-order thinking.
We engage the children in the ongoing exercises of grappling with essential questions that guide their units of study. Our children's acquisition of increasingly sophisticated skills and methods of approaching complex issues and projects are assessed regularly.
DROP INS and BLOCKS OF TIME
iPLANETS ACADEMY has drop ins and blocks of time to accommodate your needs. This is for all children who are fully potty-trained from 5 years old to 11 years old. We may accept other ages just ask. All parents and guardians must call beforehand to confirm availability for drop-in. They also must fill out the membership enrollment forms before leaving children so please allow time for this. All forms can be accessed online. NO CHILD shall be able to be dropped off without all the paperwork completely filled out, NO EXCEPTIONS!