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    Exhibitions of Learning

    May 26th & 28th

    Students will exhibit their IDEAS Block projects at EBCO Stageworks, Jake's Cafe, and John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

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    Youth Apprenticeship

    Senior Davina Boykin reflects on her year as a college student and Rockline employee.

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    Engineering Internship

    Erik has spent the year working with the school and surrounding community to design and build commissioned projects. His latest...a Tiny Library for the IDEAS Garden.

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    Hallway Gallery

    Making Thinking Visible is how we come to understand the process of understanding. Our hallway galleries show our processes and our interpretations. Next time you visit, look closely.

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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 spring.

Enrollment Information

SASD families interested in enrolling their child at IDEAS Academy for the 2015-2016 school year should complete an Intradistrict/Charter School Transfer Request between December 1st - February 15th. Families residing outside the SASD should complete an Open Enrollment Application online between February 2nd - April 30th. Please visit the SASD Enrollment Page for more information or contact us directly.

If you would like to set up a tour of the school or student shadow day, please contact our enrollment coordinator, Erica Brown, at ebrown@etudegroup.org.

AmeriCorps Visit

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College Acceptance 100%

What is Gallery Night?

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Making Thinking Visible


IDEAS Exhibitions of Learning - Spring 2015

The IDEAS Academy Exhibitions of Learning Showcase Projects will be featured on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Original tiny Library takes shape for IDEAS garden

Our schools and garden would not be complete without the colorful intrigue of a Little Free Library. So senior Erik Tetschlag designed and is building one! Watch for this gem to sprout soon!

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Étude Group Director selected to participate in WAB Creative Industries Committee

Madison, WI (April 29,2015) – Ted Hamm, Director, Principal and Founder of the The Étude Group has been selected to be a member of the Creative Industries Committee. The Creative Industries Committee is a board of experts comprised by The Wisconsin Arts Board to guide the Arts Board’s work to serve and promote the creative industries in Wisconsin.  

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IDEAS Project Feature Alzheimer's
When: June 30 2015 - June 30 2015
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Art Armada - IDEAS Engineers
When: July 4 2015 - July 4 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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IDEAS/Mosaic Registration
When: August 5 2015 - August 5 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm