Updated 2019-04-06

Inspired Learning Academy and Homeschool Center

Located in Fairview, Texas, ILA supports teens/tweens to be successful self-directed learners so they can thrive in school and in life.
Jill Baumann & Aya Parry founders
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(+1) 214-509-8449
340 Country Club Rd
Fairview, TX 
United States
New location TBD in the Allen/McKinney/Lucas/Fairview area for 2019-2020.


We believe that teens/tweens are naturally inclined to explore, learn and achieve with passion and purpose when the decision is their own and they are supported and encouraged by a community of heart-centered peers and adults, creating an environment that brings out the best in them.

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Students at ILA create their own schedules based on personal interests and goals. Students plan their independent classes and self-assess progress during and after completion.
  2. Youth Autonomy – Learners are free to pursue what they choose to learn, how they want to learn it – all with the support of a designated mentor and a small, close-knit community of friends.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – Students at ILA have access and freedom to engage with various different real-world tools. Tools that require skill and safety precautions can be used after student has demonstrated appropriate use.
  4. Adult Allies – Advisors/Learning Facilitators guide students to discover their interests, set their own goals, challenge themselves and reflect on their outcomes without judgement or evaluation(Students meet 1-on-1 with their advisor at least once every two weeks).
  5. Free Age Mixing – ILA serves students ages 12 to 18 in a mixed-age environment. Offered classes are open to all interested students, regardless of age.
  6. Community – ILA uses ALC tools for Culture Creation meetings where students feel they are heard, they belong and that they make a difference. Students at ILA learn effective communication skills to build healthy relationships and community.

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