ICA uses traditional teaching methods with degreed, qualified teachers instructing students in a traditional classroom setting using A Beka and Bob Jones University Press materials. In 2008, ICA achieved provisional accreditation status through FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) as well as the NCPSA (National Council for Private School Accreditation). In October of 2011, ICA was re-evaluated and upgraded to FULL Accreditation status. With the current Florida legislation leaning toward more accountability for private schools, accreditation has been a very vital and necessary step in the growth of our school.
In elementary school, in addition to the A Beka and Bob Jones textbooks, weekly music, PE, computer, art, and Spanish classes enhance the overall curriculum. Our standardized test scores (Stanford 10) are in the 73rd percentile schoolwide, which is 23 percentile above the national average (about 1.5-2 years ahead of the national average).
Our middle and high schoolers are offered a variety of core classes and electives here on campus, as well as via the internet through the Florida Virtual School. Students may take courses, including AP courses that may not be offered each year at the academy. Dual-enrollment courses in conjunction with the College of Central Florida are available for qualified high school students. As a compliant high school with the Florida Department of Education, ICA is able to offer the same state and federal college financial aid that all of the public schools offer, including the Florida Bright Futures scholarship. ICA already offers financial assistance through "Step Up For Students," which helps families with lower incomes afford to send their children to ICA, as well as the John McKay Scholarship for students with disabilities. In both scholarships, students must be coming from at least one year in public school, or transferring an existing scholarship from another private school.