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At IDEAS Academy we are dedicated to preparing students for our rapidly changing world, one that increasingly values conceptualization, innovation, and empathy. We are moving into an era where creative thinking is valued as much as critical thinking and basic communication skills are no longer enough. Those that thrive will have the ability to understand what moves humankind, the ability to create relationships, and the ability to think holistically.

We live in an unprecedented time, one that requires an educational shift to ensure our students are prepared for the future. At IDEAS Academy students learn to use their mind well and thrive in an era with exponential growth in technology and information. Our graduates are powerful communicators, innovators, and leaders.

Current Students & Families

We have a busy and vibrant learning community. Please use our Community Page for information from our main office, our Blog for updates on student projects and events, and our Calendar to plan ahead for a busy fall.


 We are in the process of converting to the Skyward student information system.

Enrollment Information

SASD families interested in enrolling their child at IDEAS Academy for the current schol year or the 2017-2018 school year should complete an Intradistrict/Charter School Transfer Request. Families residing outside the SASD should complete an Open Enrollment Application. Please visit the SASD Enrollment Page for more information and contact our enrollment coordinator, Erica Brown, at ebrown@etudegroup.org.

If you would like to experience IDEAS Academy before enrollment, please join us for an information night or shadow day. 

Information Meetings
Thursday, January 26th, 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00pm
Thursday, April 20th, 6:00pm

Shadow Days
Thursday, February 2nd, 7:55am
Thursday, March 14th, 7:55am
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:55am

Please contact our Enrollment Coordinator, Erica Brown, if you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or events at The Mosaic School or at IDEAS Academy. If you are participating in a Shadow day, please complete either the Mosaic School Permission Slip or the IDEAS Academy Permission Slip.


IDEAS has a volunteer culture

During Exhibitions of Learning (EoLs) at IDEAS Academy, a group of dedicated students volunteer their time to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. Volunteer positions include curating the gallery for gallery walks, timing presentations, ushering at Jake’s Cafe, managing sound equipment, and introducing presenters.

Read more about IDEAS has a volunteer culture.

Information Night

I.D.E.A.S. Academy and The Mosaic School are hosting an Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.

Read more about Information Night.

IDEAS students spread kindness before the holidays

The IDEAS Academy class of 2017 along with facilitator Karen Robison developed a calendar for the month of December with daily prompts for students to complete in order to spread kindness throughout the school before winter vacation.

Read more about IDEAS students spread kindness before the holidays.



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Rockapolooza Returns: Rock Band Concert
When: February 28 2017 - February 28 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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IDEAS Block | Formal Writing Component due
When: March 1 2017 - March 2 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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INDIE LENS 'The Bad Kids'
When: March 1 2017 - March 1 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:40 am