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 (Georgia Virtual School and Georgia Cyber Academy) platform and participation in the G.L.O.B.E. program ( 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 that combine world history, literature and essay-writing, Japanese-style hands-on math, and Japanese as-a-second-language.

Earth and Sky
River Science
Histories Languages
Garden to Table

Open house most second Saturdays -- next open house September 9th

8-9:00am Get your mind right for constructive thinking and kaizen (continuous improvement): help build or fix something on the farm 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 from mymaps,,, and (Data and observations collected are used for math and science projects)
  • 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.