iACADEMY expands individualized senior high program

Published May 24, 2021, 11:36 AM

by Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat

iACADEMY, the country’s leading IT-focused educational institution, will now offer a more individualized learning approach where students have the freedom which subjects to take and when they wish to take them.

“The new program that falls under the Senior High School Department is called DRIVE or Design for Remote, Individualized Versatile Education is the response of iACADEMY to cater to students with unique learning styles and preferences. It is the offspring of learnings and insights gained from the shift to online learning,” said Vanessa Tanco, iACADEMY President and CEO.

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“At iACADEMY we continue to innovate and find ways to provide game changing approach that enables our students to achieve their fullest potential all while maintaining and being in their best element,” added Tanco.

DRIVE is the best alternative for students who are challenged in regular, structured, predefined classes. It is for those who may be very busy pursing other things; for those who cannot log in or attend online/onsite classes but would still like to finish schooling at the right time. 

She explained that DRIVE is completely asynchronous but offers 30 hours of optional consultation should the student or parents want to have sessions with the teachers and success coaches. DRIVE is for those who want access to iACADEMY education without the worry of location later on because DRIVE will be continuously offered completely online.

With DRIVE, she said, students will be able to go through the modules and examinations at their own pace throughout the academic year, allowing for more flexibility. Though individualized, however, the students still have the option to reach out to their subject teachers and success coaches for a maximum of 30 hours per year of consultation or mentorship sessions. DRIVE is iACADEMY’s newest initiative to produce Game Changers through catering to those who prefer a more individualized form of education. Application is ongoing for SY21.