A healthy, safe school culture is very important at ILC. And a “least restrictive environment” is one that allows students to relax, let their guard down, and feel safe enough to risk learning. For students to get to this point, they need a culture that fosters acceptance, kindness, grace, and the freedom to learn from mistakes. At ILC, we often say, “Don’t waste a good mistake. What can we learn?” It is our desire to provide a spiritual environment that fosters growth and discipleship. This includes an academic program that challenges our students just above their ability in order to push them to grow in their area of strength and greatly improve in their areas of weakness. It is only in this context that the learning journey is truly transformed.