iLearn Academy Charter School (ILACS) is one of four charter schools on Guam. iLearn’s mission is to increase students’ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills by integrating technology into the curriculum. Currently (2021), iLearn is housed in a temporary school facility, with an enrollment of 740 students for the 2020-2021 school year and approval to increase up to 900 students upon completion of the new campus facilities.
The proposed project consists of a technology-centered educational campus with classrooms and administrative space designed provide the best learning environment possible for the students, teachers and administrators of this trail-blazing school. The ~3.6-acre campus will include 30 classrooms for grades K-5, a large cafeteria/dining facility designed to allow on-site meal preparation with a focus on healthy food initiatives, a full-size (high school-equivalent) gymnasium to accommodate physical education and school-wide assemblies and programs.
Established in 2015, iLearn Academy Charter School became Guam's second charter school. The school provides a rigorous academic curriculum for grades K-5 with a special emphasis in technology and robotics. Through the utilization of technology, students receive a unique and advanced educational experience to help ensure future success.
The realization of iLearn’s plan for a permanent campus is underway with opening scheduled for August 2022. This campus will be the first elementary school built in Guam in more than 10 years and include:
The full cost of the iLearn Academy Charter School is $32 million, according to the agency's news release, with GHURA entering into a 20-year loan for $12 million dollars with The Learning Institute, a nonprofit organization. Additional funding from GHURA was secured from the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant.