The high school of tomorrow, TODAY!
The realization of the ISSTA project is to build a high school with all the elements of an academically rigorous institution, technologicallly advanced, in a green, university-campus lifestyle for a diverse student population, and focused on Generation Z (GenZ): the why ISSTA came to fruition.
Prior to building the intellectual and physical properties of ISSTA, there was much thought on how to set ourselves apart from the generic public, private, and traditional residential high schools. The vision for the school was to truly immerse our youth in an extended university style environment, where students would fulfill fundamental academic objectives, but also begin their future in the present. Additionally, the security and safety of our students, staff, and visitors was to be paramount.
Traditional college style campuses have always been for college or university age students. Academic programs in innovation and sustainability have always been extracurricular. A green campus environment has been introduced, but once in the "now", nothing more came out of the introduction.
ISSTA is the first transformative high school bridging the gap between public and private, the attainable and not, and the future with the present. ISSTA prides itself on the novel and unique competitive advantage it provides to a global student population giving everyone an opportunity to experience their future making a difference TODAY.
With world-wide recognition and a program that meets the academic and lifestyle needs of a global student population to include, research scholarships and personalized attention of teachers/mentors working with small class sizes, is no wonder why ISSTA has received accolades from so many.
ISSTA is by all accounts a "new" model in high school education, and is led by a Board of Trustees and Leadership Team unmatched in experience and education. ISSTA is proud to share all these rewarding benefits with their students and respective families.
This is just the beginning of the journey. As an organization, ISSTA is committed to enhancing operations annually for the benefit of our students, families, and community.
✓ISSTA is an international, private, non-sectarian high school comprised of local students. In the foreseeable future, residences will become available for out of state, and international students located on different parts of campus, age appropriate, and equipped with state of the art technology, dining lounges, study areas, and security personnel.
✓ISSTA is fully focused on GenZ. A cohort of students who grew up using the internet where connectivity and near-instant updates to apps and hardware is a must. A cohort that values and uses a steady stream of information, insights and recommendations to inform decisions and guide experiences.
✓ISSTA is a secure and safe environment for its students, staff, and visitors. Our infrastructure is planned to conduct activities to protect and secure students, including shared situational awareness and enable integrated operational actions against cyber incidents and other crimes throughout the campus. ISSTA will use digital technologies for information and communication to enhance quality and performance of school services, reduce cost and resource consumption, and engage more effectively and actively with its students and staff.
✓ISSTA provides reduced tuition for LOCAL high school students interested in attending an academically challenging and technology driven university campus environment.
✓ ISSTA empowers students allowing them to choose their curriculum of choice (AP, Cambridge, International Baccalaureate) during their freshman year.
✓ ISSTA furthers LEED and Green Initiatives through the academic Global Sustainability Certificate Program for students interested in our agricultural track, who will grow fruits and vegetables in our on-site greenhouses.
✓ISSTA spans the gamut of educational opportunities for students to participate in programs like the Innovation & Incubation Certificate Program, an innovation incubator that fosters intellectual property acquisition, product invention, and scientific lab creations. Such programs further the expertise of students as it pertains to utilizing their creativity to create something of societal value. These programs teach students about business, manufacturing, supply chains, logistics, organizational behavior, and the like allowing them to participate in competitions with other schools and set goals of Venture and Adventure.
✓ISSTA students will definitely enjoy having an International Food Court, Book Store, General Marketplace and Dining Events bringing together our diverse student population.
✓ISSTA welcomes the local community proudly participating and housing one of the most extensive and renowned fine arts programs in Florida. The Performing Arts Centre (Phase 2) allows for Broadway Style Performances, and courses such as; ceramics and pottery, to photography, graphic design, set production, music, song-writing, and more will be taught in this vibrant environment. It is no wonder the local community will enjoy partaking in the theatrical productions which will take place each year.
✓ISSTA also welcomes the local community providing a Sports Fitness Center (Phase 3) comprised of a state-of-the-art health and wellness center, pool, juice bar, and solar roof maintaining emphasis on Green Living.
✓ISSTA provides more than an amazing campus environment, but a lifestyle to meet the needs of our students with convenient services to ease the transition from a middle to a high school/university environment. Concierge Medical Services, Travel, Dry Cleaning, Meal Delivery, and Housekeeping, are just some of the available amenities to assist students in making their campus experience simpler thus, allowing them to learn important life skills like doing their own laundry, maintaining proper hygiene and living amongst a multicultural student community.
✓ISSTA in every respect is a smart school, and minutes from the Orlando International Aiport and amazing extracurricular opportunities for our students. These venues include: Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and the Kennedy Space Center among many others.