Brick-and-mortar schools can become so focused on test scores, school rankings, and not offending some parents, that class relevancy can fall by the wayside, to say the least .  .  . The International Appalachian Academy (I.A.A.) seeks to brings excitement for learning through individual tutoring and classes small enough to allow each student to integral to discussions. After-school and Saturday programs are available, as well as long-term guidance through a semester or two, making your home and neighborhood a hub for individual learning. For semester-long guidance, the I.A.A. uses Georgia's individualized k12.com (Georgia Virtual School and Georgia Cyber Academy) platform and participation in the G.L.O.B.E. program (glove.gov).Whether you need a short-term extra-curricular program, or the longer term approach, the I.A.A. can provide fresh learning perspective through outdoor 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 "repurposed" 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.