Focus Week

"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. "
--Miriam Beard

About Focus Week

Focus Week is designed to encourage students to explore concepts outside those normally encountered in schools. Students select the FW based on their interests and are placed in a group based on availability and various criteria. The groups begin meeting with their FW advisor. The outcome is one week in which instructors and their students take their learning off campus. Programs range from marine biology aboard a research ship in the Galapagos Islands, touring the Gettysburg battlefields, visiting local art galleries, to studying auto mechanics or downhill biking. Whether the destination is Greece, Paris, or a local gourmet kitchen, the students work together--and take learning beyond the classroom walls.

Focus Week Info Night

Info Night is Wednesday, October 25 from 6pm - 7pm at ICS. Come to learn more about the Domestic and International trips.

Signing up for Focus Week

Instructions: Please review the Focus Week trips or activities that you are interested in. With your parents, complete the Focus Week Form (Survey has closed for FW2018). All of your Focus Week preferences must be submitted before Midnight October 30. Please only submit one form. If there are multiple submissions, all but one will be deleted.


  • During Focus Week, regular classes will NOT be in session; however, ICS students will be required to attend their FW sessions.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit for your assigned activity will be due to the bookkeeper, Sue Austin, no later than 3:00pm on December 15, 2017. The final 100% is due by March 8, 2018. Payments may be made by credit card via Parent Access beginning November 16, 2017.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Please have parents contact the principal.

Focus Week 2018 Offerings