The Etude Group



The Étude Group is part of the Sheboygan Area School District and operates three charter schools: The Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (grades kindergarten to five), The Mosaic School (grades six to eight), and IDEAS Academy (grades nine to twelve). The Étude Group focuses on teaching students the content and skills necessary to be successful in a world that increasingly values creativity and innovation. 


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The Mosaic School



Mosaic Online: 
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IDEAS Academy

IDEAS Online: 
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Families living within the Sheboygan Area School District can enroll for the 2014-2015 school year between December 1st and February 15th. 

To enroll, please complete the School Choice Interdistrict/Charter School Transfer Request form :


Families living outside of the Sheboygan Area School District can enroll for the 2014-2015 school year between February 3rd and April 30th through the Wisconsin Open Enrollment Program.

If you need assistance enrolling in any of The Étude Group schools, please contact us at


Educating for Creativity


We are pleased to announce that IDEAS Academy is featured in a book profiling 20 schools around the world that actively develop creative and innovative skills in students. In the chapter that features IDEAS Academy, ESAA and the Mosaic School are featured based on the unique K-12 structure focused on fostering creativity and innovation in students. What great recognition for our schools, students and teachers. Find out more.


 About the Book

Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educatory and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels.

Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and designing thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark's Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field. 




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