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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


Students design and construct boat for Art Armada

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center hosted a competition for artists and engineers alike to race boats they designed and built. And, like they always do, Étude students got involved. Mosaic and IDEAS engineering teacher Tim Pasche initially organized the students’ involvement in the Fourth of July Art Armada event, but he said, “By the end of the project, they were entirely self directed.”

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Students explore Alzheimer's patients' relationships through dance

For their IDEAS Project Block, five students explored the changes that Alzh...

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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.

Read more about IDEAS Exhibitions of Learning - Spring 2015.



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

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IDEAS/Mosaic Registration
When: August 6 2015 - August 6 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Teacher Orientation
When: August 17 2015 - August 17 2015
Time: 3:00 am - 10:00 am