Integrated Arts Academy

Integrated Arts Academy

Chaska, MN

 

A STUDENT-CENTERED MISSION

Integrated Arts Academy’s (IAA) mission is to prepare each learner for lifelong success through personalized, inquiry-based education, combining art and core academic standards. They believe in education that is student-centered, community focused, and relevant to the world.

  • IAA is a close-knit, inclusive, and supportive community that shows respect toward each other: students,teachers, and staff by following the school’s core values.

  • IAA students are proud of their school and its mission. They promote and represent it appropriately.

  • IAA students value art and creativity in all forms. They feel safe and supported taking creative risks in their work.

  • IAA students have a growth mindset.

  • IAA students take ownership for their work. Learning is targeted toward individual needs.

A NURTURING, PERSONALIZED, AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE

IAA nurtures a safe, supportive environment that encourages creative exploration and recognizes failure as a first step in learning. Education is personalized, inquiry-driven and standards-based, recognizing every student’s individual needs in a personalized plan for  academic, social, and emotional growth. IAA is inclusive and recognizes diverse learners with varying backgrounds, life experiences, and ability levels; diverse educational experiences are designed in partnership with community professionals, local businesses, organizations.

PROJECT FOUNDRY AT INTEGRATED ARTS ACADEMY

"Project Foundry allows students and staff to work within our standards-based framework while maintaining the flexibility to truly empower student agency. Project Foundry maximizes voice, choice, and autonomy, by enabling students to choose what, when, and where they want to work. It also encourages a growth mindset by making frequent, personalized, feedback-based assessment possible." - Chase Tuseth of IAA

Download IAA's "Question Matrix & Project Request Form" resource, and read the blog on IAA's approach when you get a chance!

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