The International Community School (ICS), a charter school located in DeKalb County, Georgia, was strategically designed to bring together refugee, immigrant and native-born children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment.
In the last ten years, thousands of refugee children have come to DeKalb County, bringing not only gifts and talents but also the deep physical and spiritual wounds of war. Today the county is home to the highest percentage of refugees in the southeastern United States.
Our students represent more than 35 countries and some 40 different language groups. Approximately half are refugee/immigrant children, and half native born.
ICS began operation during the 2002-2003 school year and has grown to be one of the most successful charter schools in the state, with some 400 students enrolled for the fall of 2008.