Correction! Futures Academy Enrollment

Dear Parents-  Yesterday I sent out an announcement with an error.  The parent information session for Futures Academy enrollment is on January 18 at 2pm, not February 18, as originally posted.  This session will be for parents of 6th or 7th graders who are interested in moving their child to the Futures Academy program for next school year.   I apologize for any confusion caused by my original message.  -Dr. Hill


Dear MS Parents and Students-

Futures Academy is an alternative program open to students at ISB in Grades 7 and 8.  The program gives students opportunities for more project-based learning and integrated-subject learning than the typical ISB program.  Many students enjoy this kind of learning and by offering this option we are allowing students to personalize their learning experience.  Students of all academic abilities are invited to apply to be in this unique and rewarding program.

We are now accepting applications for Futures Academy 2019-20.

  • Students who are currently in 6th or 7th grade and who would like to join Futures Academy next school year can complete the application form found here on Dragons’ Gate or by picking up a copy in the Middle School Office.  These forms are due by January 31, 2019, and should be returned to the Middle School Office.  Space is limited and if we have more applications than spaces, then we will hold a lottery to determine who will be accepted into the program.  Following the Jan 31 deadline, students are accepted to FA on a first-come basis, so interested students are encouraged to turn in the forms as soon as possible.
  • Students who are currently in Futures Academy as 7th graders should turn in a re-enrollment form by January 14 to secure their place in Futures Academy next year.  The forms are available from the Futures Academy facilitators.

Need more information about Futures Academy?  There is an FAQ with information here.  All 6th grade students have also had an information session at school.  We will also hold an information session for all interested parents in the Futures Academy space at 2pm on January 18.  Additionally, you may set an appointment to speak with Dr. Hill or Mr. Schafer if you have additional questions about Futures Academy.

Best wishes to you in 2019!


Dr. Jon Hill
ISB Middle School Principal