Year five of the McVey Innovative Learning Center is underway! Approximately 1000 students will enter the doors over the next nine months and will be greeted by some new faces. New to the ILC this year are…
Mark Tremayne – Director of Innovation and Extended Learning
Stacy Carter – Instructional Leader
Chelsea Noble – Online Health
Jeff Tackett – Personal Success Coach & American Sign Language
Merry Guerrera – English, College Jumpstart
Lauren Hickson – Social Worker
Lauren Killoran – Business, Academy INC
We will be updating our staff page soon. If you need to reach one of these individuals, please call the ILC 614-921-4800 or use our contact page.
Also new to Hilliard this year are adjusted start times and additional bus routes. This greatly impacts the ILC because we have students coming from all three middle schools and all three high schools throughout the day. Please be patient as our transportation department adjusts and we iron out the details of our ILC schedule.
Happy School Year!
Keep up with the work of our students in the Academy VIBE program by subscribing to their YouTube Channel. Whether it is a simple class project, a spot for a local business, or a music video for one of our bands, this channel is a way for our students to share their work with an authentic audience.
A total of 42 8th graders traveledt to COSI on November 30th to cap off 2 weeks of basic anatomy review, experiments that demonstrated normal and pathological functions, and investigative work into the cause of death of a patient.
The students rotated through 4 stations: Read More…
Caleb Hodges, David Pease, and Nic Condon collaborated with the Davidson Football team to create the hype video shown below. All three students are members of the Academy VIBE program.
Project Discover students have spent the past four months embracing the challenge we offered them that very first week of school: Could they change the ways they have been conditioned to think about school? Could they work together to create a community where each and every student feels they can be themselves, and in the words of one of our students, even “embrace their weirdness”? Could they shake off any limitations they might have internalized about their abilities and cultivate a growth mindset instead? Could they truly see public speaking not just as a curricular requirement to be met, but instead as a chance to share their creative insights on a problem they feel passionately called to solve? Now that we have reached the end of the semester, we are thrilled to report that the answer to all of these questions is an unqualified “YES”! Our students began the semester by crafting class pledges or mottos, then spent time exploring personal passions and identifying problems that matter to them. They have resisted the all-too-familiar temptation to accept “good enough” and have instead pushed themselves—and allowed us to push them— to aim for “great” instead. Every student “embraced their productive discomfort” and gave TED-style talks which highlighted their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We could not be more proud of their accomplishments, and we hope and believe they are leaving us with new understandings about themselves and about the transformative power each of them possesses.