Academic

Academic Chairs meet with Principal to discuss topics related to academics.

Committee facilitates regular meetings with parents and guardians.

Academic Committee meetings are listed on the calendar below.

Click on event details for time and link to join meeting.



Academic Support Service College & Academic Counselling (CAC) Student Inquiry & Research (SIR)

Academic Support Information


Contact: Amy Keck

Learning Strategies Coordinator

Room number: A109

630-907-5971, akeck@imsa.edu

Academic support for students by overseeing individual and group interventions.


IMSA Academic Program supports our students in many ways including;

Tutoring programs

  • I Day Study Hall (Math, Computer Sci., Bio, Chem, Physics)

  • Evening Study

  • Writing Center Peer Tutors

  • Resident Hall Tutors

  • Day Tutors/IRC Tutors

For more information, Click this link: Academic Support Services


The Writing Center

  • Coordinate the Writing Center, including selecting, training and supervising Writing Center tutors

  • Works individually with students, assessing writing abilities and needs

  • Meet with students on an on-going or walk-in basis


Education plans

Support plan created for identified students needing additional assistance in and/or outside of the classroom. Refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

Dr. Linda Hefferin, Academic Support Specialist

Room Number: A111B 630-907-5677 | lhefferin@imsa.edu


Faculty

Faculty hours and offices vary per individual. Please reach out to specific faculty to schedule a time to meet. Support from faculty in a specific class is not inclusive to only the instructor teaching the class. Students are welcome and encouraged to seek support from other faculty in the department, as well.


Grade Calculation

Students should refer to the class syllabus regarding point value of the various assessments, including but not limited to homework, exams, quizzes, and essays. Teachers determine grades by total points or weighted categories.


Residence counselors (RCs)

Residential support and resource for students.

  • Assist staff with monitoring students’ academic success

  • Communicate student referrals to staff, faculty and administrators as needed

  • Serve as a liaison to staff in the academic building on behalf of students


Peer Tutor Liaisons

RC’s who manage peer tutors within each hall. Students should first seek out their RC for the schedule and availability of resident hall peer tutors. If additional support is needed, students should meet with the Peer Tutor Liaison in their building.


Academic Advocate

Assigned IMSA faculty or staff to offer additional support for identified students to succeed academically and emotionally. Advocates can be assigned to any student anytime throughout the school year.


Counseling Services

The focus of the counselors is to address the psychological and social needs of our students within the context of research and experience from the field of gifted education. We are committed to the students’ personal, social, and intellectual growth, as well as their adjustment to and engagement with the IMSA community. Students are assisted with identifying and working through personal barriers, normal developmental issues, and stressors, and clinical problems, which could impede academic success.


Library – Information Resource Center (IRC)

Research, Citing, Sources & Technology Support


Health Services/Nurse

The IMSA Student Health Care Services Office provides health assessment and treatment for illness/injury, first aid, health counseling, administration of medication as prescribed by a physician, and other appropriate therapeutic interventions.


For more information and contacts, click this link: Academic Support Services

College and Academic Counseling


College Planning Information


Academic and College Admissions Webinars


College Financial Aid Webinars


SAT and ACT Test Information


SAT Test Dates and Registration Information: To access SAT practice tests, register,

and view registration deadlines, please visit www.collegeboard.com.

October 1, 2022 (IMSA is a test site)

November 5, 2022 (IMSA is a test site)

December 3, 2022 (IMSA is a test site)

March 11, 2023 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

May 6, 2023 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

June 3, 2023 (test site information not available)



ACT Test Dates and Registration Information: To register and view registration

deadlines, please visit www.act.org.

September 10, 2022 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

October 22, 2022 (IMSA IS a test site)

December 10, 2022 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

February 11, 2023 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

April 15, 2023 (IMSA IS a test site)

June 10, 2023 (IMSA is NOT a test site)

July 15, 2023 (IMSA is NOT a test site)


If you have any questions, see your assigned CAC.


To learn more the college planning process at IMSA, please visit

College and Academic Counselling (CAC) website

Questions? Contact the Academic Committee

Academic@IMSAPAC.org