We recognize that distance or virtual learning cannot completely replace the kind of in-person learning experiences that take place at Currey Ingram each day. However almost overnight, our outstanding faculty has created Currey Ingram Connect - our distance, virtual learning experience. Their creative curricula development, their exceptional skills, and of course their endearing and unending care for our students has been remarkable. 
 
Whether on-campus or online, we are committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students by using instructional practices and curriculum that have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving success with our students. 
 
Our teachers are accustomed to using a wide variety of evidence-based approaches and resources, including a range of technology tools and platforms, to enhance, engage, and extend learning goals with students. While many of the tools are already familiar to our students, they are gaining knowledge in other technology tools, too. Expanding their technology knowledge and netiquette will serve them well as they advance through their studies.

ACADEMIC APPROACH TO VIRTUAL LEARNING

List of 3 items.

  • We use live (synchronous) instruction to include students in the learning process.

    The majority of our teaching in our virtual classrooms is through synchronous (live) instruction. For our students, it is important for them to participate in active discussions, receive immediate feedback, and be in a classroom that is familiar, which one can only get through real-time interaction. Through the use of videoconferencing, students can question and receive answers mid-lesson or discuss and debate with classmates. Live instruction can provide the same level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance.
  • We provide opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge in many ways.

    We know that online classrooms can be language dense. For students with learning differences, it is important that we offer multiple ways for our students to demonstrate their knowledge and showcase success. For example, in some cases, students can submit videos or voice recordings in lieu of written essays. Students can draw or map out concepts as opposed to submitting long answer questions. We encourage students to find or create visual representations to demonstrate understanding of material.
  • We use multisensory approaches to teaching.

    Knowing the learning profiles of our students, our teachers vary how information is taught. For example, in some cases, teachers will record themselves reading important class information which allows students to listen, reducing the volume of reading. Teachers will use surveys, videos, and discuss boards as other ways to present information.

VIRTUAL LOWER SCHOOL

The Lower School Virtual Learning Guidelines include an individualized schedule for each student. View sample here. To access the personalized approach to learning, each student has a school-provided iPad that contains easy-to-use applications (apps) to access their work and to connect with their teachers.
 
To provide normalcy and routine to the day, Lower School Counselor Miranda Pool posts a daily video version of her morning announcements. She recently provided a recorded video on this month's character trait. 
    • Lower School Character Trait

VIRTUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

The objectives of the Middle School virtual learning environment is to continue meaningful teaching and learning and to continue to connect with students. View schedule here. Each student has a school-provided laptop to ensure equity and access to the virtual learning environment.
 
In addition to providing strong academic classes in a virtual environment, it has been important to continue social-emotional skill development and to provide a sense of community. Students participated in a virtual Spirit Week, using Flipgrid. Here is a sample of some of the posts.
    • Middle School Spirit Week

VIRTUAL UPPER SCHOOL

The objective of the Upper School virtual learning model is to provide opportunities for students to gain independence, to use creativity, and to stay on track with their graduation requirements. View schedule here. View virtual learning grading principles. 
 
The ability to collaborate and to connect with one another has been an integral part of developing the Upper School virtual model. Here is an example of the Rock Band's collaboration on a performance of In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel. Enjoy the Rock Band Video here.
    • Upper School Rock Band

Currey Ingram Academy

6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood TN 37027
Main Office: (615) 507-3242
Admission Office: (615) 507-3173
Lower School Office: (615) 507-3200
Middle School Office: (615) 507-3185
Upper School Office: (615) 620-6256
Diagnostic Center: (615) 507-3171
School Nurse: (615) 507-3177
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About Us

Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).