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Ignite Learning Academy Culture


Our mission at Ignite Learning Academy is to propel children’s curiosity for learning by inspiring a passion for knowledge. Our online learning model develops independent, inquiring minds and intellects. We commit to each child’s personalized learning so they can experience a safe social and emotional environment while gaining skills that prepare them for college and beyond.


Our vision is to ignite each child’s future. Our tailored curriculum allows students to choose courses of interest and be placed in courses that meet their academic needs—allowing each student to be engaged, challenged, and surpass their learning goals and drive their success.


We strive to inspire, leading by example. We follow our heart, pursuing our interests –our PASSION for education and learning. We are committed to doing what is best for every student with INTEGRITY, honesty, and transparency. We promise to do the right and ethical thing, even when no one else is looking. We take ownership of our work, community, and culture – facing the world with ACCOUNTABILITY, reliability, and responsibility. We always treat one another with dignity and RESPECT every child’s individuality.

We believe our core values allow us to maintain our school’s culture and instill a foundation for our students' future. We show up for our students in a way that inspires them, so they may embrace these values in their daily lives and as a person in this world.

Have you ever wondered why Ignite Learning Academy exists?

Hear directly from Dr. Van Sande, our school's founder, to learn why she started Ignite Learning Academy after serving as a public school superintendent for many years.