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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 2016-2017 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.

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




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.

The Mystical World of Roald Dahl at IDEAS Academy

Everyone who has walked through the halls of IDEAS and Mosaic in recent weeks has noticed a giant peach, the huge copy of Matilda, and a small chocolate factory. These set pieces have had many people wondering how they would be used. That question was answered on Tuesday night when Diane Jones presented her Exhibition of Learning in the John Michael Kohler Art Center Matrix on Tuesday, May 24th.

Read more about The Mystical World of Roald Dahl at IDEAS Academy.

IDEAS Spring Exhibitions of Learning Begin

The lights dim, pencils are poised at the ready over feedback sheets, and a hush falls over the crowd. It’s EoL season, and IDEAS Academy students are ready to present their work from the last semester and provide feedback to their peers. Because of the number of EOLS this semester, the event now spans from Monday through Thursday, with Monday being added into the schedule to showcase student films.

Read more about IDEAS Spring Exhibitions of Learning Begin.



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Etude Group Schools Registration
When: August 3 2016 - August 3 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Etude Group Schools Registration
When: August 4 2016 - August 4 2016
Time: 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

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First Day of School
When: September 1 2016 - September 1 2016
Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm