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CASTAIC – iLEAD Schools, a network of free, public charter schools in California, Hawaii and the Midwest, is commemorating the 8th annual National School Choice Week with a series of events across its campuses Jan. 21-26.

Activities planned across iLEAD’s sites include the launch of a Peace Garden at SCVi, iLEAD founding school in the Santa Clarita Valley, parent education courses, and the opening of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s new chicken coop (chickens and all).

The events are designed to raise public awareness of the myriad K-12 educational options available to young learners and their families. National School Choice Week recognizes all K-12 options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling.

National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. Since its inception in 2011, more than 58,000 events celebrating school choice have been planned and executed across the globe.

“At iLEAD Schools, we believe every child deserves an educational experience that’s tailored to their unique gifts and passions,” said Dawn Evenson, iLEAD’s CEO and co-founder. “We know – and research tells us – that when a learner is in a school environment that aligns with his or her needs, they thrive. To that end, we’re committed to educating and empowering parents about what we do, how we’re different and the benefits of school choice.”

About iLEAD Schools
iLEAD Schools, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is a network of charter schools throughout California, Hawaii and the Midwest. iLEAD empowers learners to become conscientious, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world, and inspires them to become creative thinkers and leaders with a lifelong love of learning.

The iLEAD learning model promotes individualized instruction, active learning methods and opportunities for self-directed learning. The organization celebrates and fosters each child’s individuality, and supports them in discovering their highest potential in the environment which best suits their learning needs.

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