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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.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be in our office on August 5th 1:00-7:00pm and August 6th 8:00am - 2:00pm. A registration packet will be mailed to each home in July. During registration, parents will be asked to complete a Chromebook User Agreement form. To speed up the registration process, parents may complete the forms online before registering. The forms are available at http://goo.gl/eNVFYw (link is case sensitive).

Free/Reduced Meal forms must be completed each year. 

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. Families residing outside the SASD should complete an Open Enrollment Application. Please visit the SASD Enrollment Page for more information or 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


The Étude Group At The Levitt Amp Music Series

The Étude Group will be participating in the August 20th Levitt Amp Sheboygan Music Series presented by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This is a free, outdoor music series that features local food trucks and national music acts. The evening will feature music performances by IDEAS Academy students, Asiah Davis - Williams, Bayden Dassler, Kelsey Fick, Paris Wolf and Hannah Olmedo from 5:00 - 5:25 p.m. and Drew Fredrichsen’s band The Jetty Boys at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, Étude Group staff and students will lead interactive workshops in poetry, engineering, drama, and more starting at 5:00 p.m. until the headliner begins at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a blanket or chairs and join us on the lawn near our Étude tent.

Read more about The Étude Group At The Levitt Amp Music Series .

Two IDEAS Teachers Attend Harvard's Project Zero

Project Zero "reaffirmed our schools’ foundation for me, not that I doubted...

Read more about Two IDEAS Teachers Attend Harvard's Project Zero.

Welcome Back Night

Summer learning looks different for all of us, and as part of The Étude Group schools it is exciting to see how each experience of observing, playing, wondering, creating, and exploring that happens in the summer will enrich learning this school year. We hope to start sharing these stories and reconnecting at our "Welcome Back Night." 

Read more about Welcome Back Night.



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First Day of School
When: September 1 2015 - September 1 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Labor Day - No School
When: September 6 2015 - September 7 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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IDEAS Picture Day
When: September 15 2015 - September 15 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm