Learning isn't one-size-fits-all!  Experience an education that is tailor-made, just for you.   At the Iredell-Statesville Schools iAcademy, school fits YOU.  In fact, school can be anywhere, anytime. 



Advantages of enrollment in the iAcademy

  • Personalized Education
  • Career Planning
  • Small/Individual learning community
  • Positive learning environment
  • Strong Academic Support
  • Modern, hig-energy "internet-cafe" atmosphere
  • Mentor/Mentee relationship with staff
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Opportunity for 100% online, at home learning


The iAcademy is staffed with a team of licensed teachers and support personnel to ensure students get the attention they need: one-to-one assistance; whole class tutorials and academic review.  The teachers in the iAcademy are prepared to meet the needs of many kinds of learners. The iAcademy has a full-time guidance counselor who is available for transcript reviews and evaluation, college and career planning and individualized consultation.

Program Overview

Is the iAcademy right for you? 

  • Are you homeschooled or attend a private school, but you need more support with the challenging high school curriculum?
  • Would you benefit from a blended schedule that provides flexibility to meet your needs?
  • Is it sometimes difficult for you to attend a high school that meets daily on a regular schedule?  (ex. you are involved in competitive sports and travel, have a child to care for, you have an illness, etc.) 
  • Are you self-motivated, committed to academic success, and able to monitor your own progress? 
  • Do you have the proper support at home to help you be successful?  


Students can choose from a variety of options, including: 

  • 100% virtual learning – all classes are taken online, from anywhere, through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) or Virtual ISS. 
  • Blended schedule – students can build a course load that meets their needs, using a mix of online classes and traditional or home school classes. 
  • Home school supplement – credits from licensed NC home schools transfer seamlessly to allow students to enroll in a minimum of two courses (either online or traditional) to supplement the classes they have already taken. 
  • Long-term medical leave - Students who are confined to their home or hospital may stay on track by completing their coursework online. 


How does it work?

  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 2 courses per semester to be considered full-time, and a total of 3 courses to be eligible to participate in high school athletics. 
  • iAcademy can supplement the home school curriculum, or replace it entirely.
  • Students have the choice of whether to graduate from their home school program, or to earn a high school diploma from Iredell-Statesville Schools. 
  • Internet access is provided only at the iAcademy site in Troutman, NC.
  • ISS does not provide transportation for students enrolled in the iAcademy.
  • ISS offers a loaner device for accessing online classes, for a non-refundable $50 technology usage fee. 
  • Students and teachers communicate directly with each other through email and telephone. 
  • A full-time Distance Learning Advisor on staff to monitor student progress, etc.

Informational Video

I'm Michelle Minarik and I'm the Distance Learning Advisor/Device Manager at CATS. I have an Undergraduate Degree from SUNY New Paltz and I'm currently in Grad school at ECU. I have an affinity for technology and literature both in and out of the classroom. 

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iAcademy Graduation

The 2023 iAcademy Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 2:00pm.

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