International Studies Learning Center Reviews
Rating 3.94 out of 5 82 reviews
I am currently a senior at ISLC. I have been attending International since sixth grade. This school is very strict, but worth it. All the teachers will make sure your on track to graduating. I like how ISLC offers dual enrollment for their students, so they'll be able to earn college credit. They also offer different foreign classes such as Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. This school is great for college bound students. Hence, they also offer different clubs and sports.
It is such a good experience, very nice teachers that help you out. The school helps a lot with college readiness and help make you do college application.
Too much stress is placed on students, which leaves little time for them to explore fields of interest.
International Studies Learning Center is a very diverse school that focuses on getting every student into college, whether it is: Community, Cal state, UC, or Private. International Studies Learning Center is a great school if you want to learn more about different cultures, languages, and beliefs around the world. I have been attending International Studies Learning Center since the sixth grade and I have been taking the language Japanese for about four years and was lucky enough to visit Japan myself. Learning Japanese for about four years at my high school I was able to communicate to others in Japan. International Studies Learning Center taught me to love college and be excited for my future than I would have ever imagined. International Studies Learning Center is a great school if you care about your future and like to be challenged.
ISLC is the perfect high school for me. With a low amount of students, there are more chances to foster meaningful connections with classmates and teachers!
This school is making. It has helped me in many ways by opening me to many opportunities such as clubs, internships, AP classes, and sports. They have a lot to offer!
At International Studies Learning Center I enjoyed how most of the teachers took suggestions from the students on what ways were the best for us to learn. I also enjoyed all of the opportunities we received to get involve with other cultures. For instance, in my junior year there I was able to host a student from Japan and was able to learn so much about how they spent their time as a teenager in Japan. However, the one problem I do have with my school is that they lack a variety of sports ; they have the basics, but I wish they had more. Overall, it is a great school attend for sixth grade all the the way to twelfth grade.
I have attended this school since middle school and will be graduating from here too. Very lively school with an emphasis on understanding different cultures and becoming global citizens. This school is very inclusive and full of a diverse staff.
This school is helpful in numerous ways ! I would definitely recommend people to attend this high school. This school offers 3 different languages which are Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin. Not only that but they offer college classes in each semester and during summer. Counselors are very strict when it comes to education. They help us prepare for college by taking challenging classes like Honors, AVID, and AP classes. They also offer AP Computer Science which many students seem to enjoy. Thus, students are required to accomplish 120 hours of community service and 120 hours of internship by the end of senior year. Yes, it sounds crazy and impossible but it really helps students be more involve with their community. Anyways there’s many clubs that can help you with community service. Hence, we have different sports like tennis, football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, water polo, soccer etc... Staff members are very respectful. The school is in a safe neighborhood.
This high school International Studies Learning Center In South Gate California is good especially with the cultures and very open minded to what feedback or students have to say. The only bad thing about this school is that it's very messy with the schedules and it could be very confusing. Other than that It's a nice neat school and will not Stand BULLYING. ISLC is hard on students about their A-G and also e-portfolio which helps us prepare for college. ISLC wants their students to prepare themselves for college with the knowledge they know. The school also has programs for college courses to get a head start, the program is called TRiO.
My experience at International has been great overall, it is a very small school which allows teachers and administative to know each student individually, we are also a gold ribbon and Title 1 Academic school, and we get the opportunity to travel and learn about different languages and cultures around the world.
The teachers at my school are very caring and helpful towards students. They make sure every student is on task and on their road to success. We fulfill requirements such as 120 hours of internship, 120 hours of community service, create a portfolio to showcase our most important projects, and create a capstone project to target a social issue and take action on it. International also focuses on Recognizing and Weighing Perspectives, Communicating Ideas, Investigating the World, and Taking Action. The goal of our school is to inspire and prepare us to become global citizens. To make every student an open minded individual and widen our perspectives on things outside of our community. Due our focus on studies around the world, we host Japanese and Chinese students exchanges, as well as an Annual Dragon Festival in which the entire 6-12 school comes together to celebrate another year. The school offers 4 languages as well. International is a small family and the home of the Dragons.
I like the small learning environment but the administration/faculty are harsh on students. This and the academic requirements do prepare students for the intensity of a college setting but jeopardize mental health, extracurricular involvement, and even college acceptances. Plus the graduation requirements are ridiculous for a public school.
Its a n okay school. There are many great benefits but a lot of teachers have favorite students and don teach as well as other schools. There is many great events as this school but needs improvement.
It's honestly a great school that gives several opportunities to students to mature and be college ready. Everybody working at the school is very attentive to any concern or comment students may have or need help on. Several classes are available for students on different learning levels so students can work well at their own pace. Overall, everybody plays an important role in the school to make it great and the school clearly shows it.
ISLC is a great school always striving to get the best for the students. Leadership roles are always available. Extra requirements needed to fulfill in order to graduate seem unnecessary but do greatly prepare students to do well and be prepared for college. The school creates college bound students.
International Studies Learning Center provides students with opportunities to experience diverse culture and school policies that unite students to care about each other and accept everyone. The staff is diverse although most students are Hispanic/Latino. The languages offered include Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and French. There are several AP classes offered that students are encouraged to take. The teachers have different policies, some strict while others lenient. There is a large variety of clubs students can join or create. There is also an annual Dragon Festival in honor of its mascot where students can show off talents, culturally diverse booths are open, and performances are shown. This school offers USC TRiO and College Match, which offer college and test prep resources. The food is free but only sometimes tasty because of the attempt to serve healthy food. The staff do not care much about mental health, and the nurse is not there everyday.