Has your school become so focused on test scores and not offending people that class content has become less relevant to students? The International Appalachian Academy (I.A.A.) seeks to bring personal excitement back into learning through individual tutoring and classes small enough to allow every student to be a part of the discussion. After-school and Saturday programs are available as well as longer term guidance for a semester or two. We use Georgia's individualized k12.com (Georgia Virtual School and Georgia Cyber Academy) with state-funding for all students. Whether you need a short-term extra-curricular program, or the longer term approach, the I.A.A. provides fresh perspectives through outdoor-inspired classes and holisticly-taught subjects combining world history, literature and essay-writing, Japanese-style hands-on math, and Japanese as-a-second-language.

Earth and Sky
River Science
Histories Languages
Music
Garden to Table

Open house every second Saturday

  • 8-9:00am Getting your mind right for constructive thinking: help make something or fix something at the Academy with "upcycled" building materials!
  • 9-10:30am Plants and Animals: use international scientific protocols and observations of plants, animals, and birds to develop a study site right near where you live using mapping techniques, binoculars, cameras, and phone apps like mymaps, ebird.org, inaturalist.org, and globe.gov. (Data and observations collected form the basis for math and science lessons)
  • 10:30am-12pm Garden to Table: help plan and maintain a simple garden that produces vegetables year-round.
  • 1:30pm Earth and Sky: learn to establish and collect daily and seasonal weather data around your home that can form a basis for more advanced scientific projects working with students in other parts of the world.
  • 1:30-4:30pm River of Science: conduct and analyze water chemistry and biology in the Etowah River using international protocols.
  • 6-7pm The "3Rs," Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: learn to better understand math intuitively through Japanese hands-on approaches to the math basics.
  • 7-8:30pm Histories and Languages: Study different dimensions, or time-spans, of world history while learning Japanese as a second language.