Integrated Arts Academy

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Our Mission
To prepare each learner for lifelong success through personalized, inquiry-based education combining art and core academic standards. We believe in education that is student-centered, community-focused, and relevant to our world. 
Integrated Arts Academy is a public high school founded on research linking academic success to the arts and hands-on learning experiences. Our curriculum embeds culinary, horticulture and visual arts into core subjects such as English, math, science, and social studies. The rich arts-integrated instruction, small school size (~80 students), and strong community partnerships offer students a true personalized high school education.

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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Students learn culinary techniques and management skills hands-on from educators in the classroom, but also gain experience with culinary professionals.

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We teach environmental studies, ecology, business skills, and teamwork through the lens of the horticultural arts. We partner with the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and other local experts.

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Our teaching methods combine a rigorous curriculum with active learning through the arts. Areas of study include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, videography, and decorative art.

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Happening in Our District

Chanhassen Elementary Recognized as 2023 National Blue Ribbon School

Eastern Carver County School (ECCS) District’s Chanhassen Elementary School was one of 353 schools recognized nationwide as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023.  Nine schools in Minnesota received the honor this year.  The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups on assessments.  Only 202 schools from Minnesota have been awarded this prestigious recognition since the program started in 1983.  This is the first time an ECCS school has received the award.

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