Providing a foundation for the iSchool's instructional model are several underlying ideas:
In service of its core values of innovation, individualization and personalization, and metacognitive skill development, and with the reality of the system and the unique needs of adolescents in mind, the leaders developed a five-prong model:
1. Challenge-based modules
2. Online learning
4. Field Experience
5. Core Experiences
Supporting these five instructional approaches are three important systems: student scheduling, individual student mastery tracking, and the school's Area of Focus program. In its entirety, this model allows the school to meet system and accountability requirements, to support students' developmental needs, to prepare students to get into and be successful in college, as well as to provide them with an important foundation for career achievement.