FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is IMPACT Mentoring Academy?
It is a holistic educational community, (mentoring, life & work-readiness program for teen-aged males).
Is IMA a Home School?
IMA started as a home school and is now registered as a small private school with the Ministry Of Education in Bermuda as a member of their Alternative Education Partnership.
Is IMA for troubled boys?
IMA is for all kinds of boys. We do not see boys as “troubled”. We have a wide range of students who enroll for varying reasons. The common concern is usually that conventional educational arrangements have not worked well for them.
Does IMA support students with learning challenges?
Yes, we are. However, we are limited in our ability to service all learning challenges. IMA is not a Special Education School, but we have partners who assist with special education needs.
Where is IMA located?
23 Berkeley Road, Pembroke (the entrance to the Old Berkeley Building)
What curriculum do you use? Is it accredited?
The foundational Curriculum is the LifePac curriculum. It is based in the USA and is accredited.
What kind of diplomas do you offer?
4 different High School Diplomas as well as GED and GCSE preparation.
How long has the program been in existence?
This is our 18th year of operation. We have operated as a registered charity for 10 years.
What is IMA’s graduation rate?
75% over the past 14 years; 90% over the past 5 years.
What makes IMA unique?
It is a mentoring academy. Education is holistic; i.e. value-based, a strong emphasis on personal development and career-focused. It is an approach created specifically for male development in all areas. Hence our Technical Trades & Life Coaching Programs and our Expeditionary Curriculum. In addition to this, the program is highly focused on each individual. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and gain real-world work experience via internships.
How many of your graduates go on to college?
About 95% of our graduates go on to college. (The other 5% go directly into job placement)
What is the vision of IMA?
The vision of IMA is to see a generation of young men emerge as responsible world citizens, equipped for leadership and a life of positive productivity.