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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.

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. 


Welcome Back IDEAS Academy!

Each year begins with a focus on intentionally building our community atIDEAS Academy. We do this by devoting time to getting to know one another as people with stories, as learners with goals, and as supporters we need to take on the challenges of an academic program that values creativity and innovation. As we did at the beginning of the 2014 - 2015 school year, we will be spending the first two days of school at Camp Anokijig. We will use this space to get know advisory groups, reflecting on individual growth and needs, and experiencing the creative process. The schedule is as follows:

Read more about Welcome Back IDEAS Academy!.

MAKER Break at Sheboygan Summer Music Series

MAKER Break, the creative makerspace program developed by The Étude Group’s IDEAS Academy and The ARTery of the John Michael Kohler Art Center, was a featured program at the August 11th Levitt Amp Sheboygan Summer Music Series.

Read more about MAKER Break at Sheboygan Summer Music Series.

Announcing MAKER BREAK: A Summer Makerspace Program

We are excited to announce a free summer makerspace program developed by IDEAS Academy[ideas/] and The ARTery of The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. MAKER BREAK is a series of summer workshops and sessions that explore a wide range of making practices and activities. Participants can explore everything from circuitry and mic building at IDEAS Academy to knotsmanship and screenprinting in The ARTery.

Read more about Announcing MAKER BREAK: A Summer Makerspace Program.



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IDEAS and Mosaic Open House
When: August 30 2016 - August 30 2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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First Day of School
When: September 1 2016 - September 1 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Labor Day - No School
When: September 5 2016 - September 5 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm