iPrep Academy is a Nationally Certified Magnet School. Nine years ago, MDCPS Superintendent and iPrep’s Principal, Alberto M. Carvalho challenged educators to create a learning environment that closes the cultural and digital divide. Today, iPrep stands as a symbol for education innovation; fostering an environment of collaboration across disciplines, cultures and economic standing, and where every child has access to technology. This brightly colored school without doors or bells is purposely designed to promote respect and responsibility among the students & staff. Our Educators have met the challenge to break from traditional teaching styles and embrace innovative “out of the box” teaching without sacrificing the highest standards or rigor. In a short time, iPrep has emerged as a leader in education innovation.
At iPrep, students learn in a setting that is more reminiscent of a café or their own homes, rather than a school. On any given day, students can be seen working on their school-issued MacBook laptop or engaged in analytic discussions with educators while sitting on a beanbag or sofa. Although the environment may seem relaxed, the curriculum at iPrep is one of the most rigorous around. All students at iPrep are enrolled in honors, Advanced Placement, or Dual Enrollment courses. Additionally, they participate in the Executive Internship Program during their Junior and Senior years, which provides them a glimpse into their future and helps to prepare them for the expectations of the “real world.”
Thanks to the combination of highly skilled professional educators, access to the latest technology, and career exploration opportunities, in a setting that is made to fit the teens of today, iPrep Academy has gained recognition nationally and internationally as the model of education for the future.