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Changes coming to MV School District this fall

Changes coming to MV School District this fall

The coming Methow Valley School District year will provide more generous classroom and study spaces for students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC), new teachers at the elementary and high schools, and a new program in computer coding. Other changes come …
ILC gets special waiver to measure learning instead of credit hours

ILC gets special waiver to measure learning instead of credit hours

The Methow Valley Independent Learning Center (ILC) is now one of only four schools in the state where students can show their progress by demonstrating what they’ve learned, rather than having to accumulate a set number of credits. The Washington State Board of Education granted the unusual competency waiver to the ILC on May 12. The...
Students at ILC learn through ‘joy projects’

Students at ILC learn through ‘joy projects’

By Marcy Stamper
“They don’t have to talk about manipulating multi-variable equations in algebra — that might not be that exciting to them,” said Kim Odell, an instructor at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) in Twisp, where students have just finished presentations about their first semester.
ILC looks to broaden real-world learning

ILC looks to broaden real-world learning

By Marcy Stamper Students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) already create a curriculum around their own interests — this year’s topics include anthropology, World War II history and reggae music. But those interests are just a starting point. By doing extensive research into these topics and finding internships, the students turn these basic themes into a...
Art becomes a permanent fixture through ILC programs

Art becomes a permanent fixture through ILC programs

By Marcy Stamper

Art may be the spice of life, but at the Independent Learning Center (ILC) it also flavors subjects such as math, science and history. With little funding …