• Principal Hanks-Sloan's Welcome Letter

    Dear Students and Families of IHS@Largo,

     Welcome Global Ambassadors! I am so excited to welcome you to be one of our first 300 global ambassadors at the Prince George’s International Academy. As the principal of IHS@Largo, I am enthusiastic to lead a team of dedicated teachers and staff who are eager to support the diverse group of ESOL students that will attend our school. I have been working with English Language Learners for over 20 years in Prince George’s County, California, New Mexico, and East Africa, and opening our school is a dream come true. This will be a community school and your involvement will be a very important part of all that we do.

    Our team of dedicated teachers and staff are eager to support you and the diverse group of students at our new school. This will be a community school and your involvement will be a very important part of all that we do. Our school will be a place that inspires you to CARE about your education and the world around you (CURIOSITY * ASPIRATION * RESILIENCE * EMPATHY).

    At IHS@Largo, we will provide you with an education that prepares you for college and careers. It will include job exploration and internships as well as opportunities at the community college. At our school you will be among students that come from all over the world. Over the next four years, you will be challenged to work together and learn from each other. Our school will be a place that inspires you to CARE:

    CURIOSITY- Our community inquires together in the learning process; We develop the confidence and leadership skills needed to be advocates in our school and local communities.

    ASPIRATION- We take advantage of every learning opportunity presented to us; we extend our learning beyond the four walls of the school, and make our dreams reality.

    RESILIENCE- We embrace academic and personal challenges, persevere, and problem solve.

    EMPATHY- We develop into global ambassadors as we participate in healthy debate and learn about local and global issues by exploring the perspectives of the people living those experiences.

    Together, we are going to create a school of global ambassadors. We will learn through lessons about the world and our local community. Together, we will develop skills to prepare us for college and careers. Together, we will integrate art and technology into all of our subjects.