Dr. Lopez congratulates the scholars who made it to the "Dollar and a Dream Club" for earning 85 or greater on all major content areas and for their positive character and leadership.
9th & 10th Grade Students who earned 85 or greater:
The College Bound Scholars (CBS) program is mandatory for all students and provides incoming freshmen with an understanding of what an academically rigorous, accelerated college preparatory high school curriculum entails. This process continues through senior year where students who are about to graduate are prepared for college-level work and the transition to college life.
CBS classes are taught by faculty members, each of whom focuses on a different aspect of the program. The CBS classes are divided into two areas of concentration. The first section concentrates on practical skills such as college essay writing, research and college composition, test preparation, financial literacy, vocabulary, time management, résumé development and study skills. The second section explores values and character building -- discovering who a student is, defining success, setting goals, building a sense of citizenship and how they see themselves in the world. Students explore and expand their cultural knowledge and address college preparation, including the connections to the outside world of careers, cultural institutions and global citizenship.
Korea Tae Kwon Do (TKD) at ILCHS
ILCHS launched a multi-generational martial arts program called "Korea Tae Kwon Do" (TKD) for our seniors as one form of physical fitness and discipline - principles of TKD. The TKD program is designed to improve mental focus and concentration, while promoting physical fitness and character development in a group setting. The program's mission is to offer an opportunity for students to promote their health, fitness, human education and athletic skills. The lead instructor Master Regina Jiyeon Im is a certified 3rd degree Black Belt and graduate of Baruch College (Zicklin Charter School of Business) BBA in Finance and Investment.
Community Development Program
Community Development Project (CDP) is focused on character development and leadership skills. The purpose of this course is to allow students to grow and drive them to their next highest potential. This course also includes internship where students demonstrate their commitment to the community by volunteering at the internship site for a total of 200 hours.