Integrated Arts Academy

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This has been an extraordinary year for our nation, our state, our community, and our schools. We’ve weathered many storms together, learning in a pandemic, moving into and out of different learning models, adjusting to mitigation strategies and a temporary new normal. As a new superintendent, it has been amazing and inspiring to me to see the partnership between our schools, our parents, and our community to do everything we can to support our students. 

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Board reviews revised two-year cost containment and budget cut plan

In early 2019, the School Board approved a proposed two-year cost containment plan for the district. The failure of the November 2019 Operating Referendum, along with inconsistent state and federal funding, continue to impact the district’s budget. At the April 12 School Board Work Session, DeeDee Kahring, Director of Finance and Operations, presented an updated report on budget cuts for the current fiscal year and proposed budget cuts for the 2021-22 school year. In addition to the $6 million cuts to the budget for this current school year, the district must cut an additional $3.1 million in next year’s budget.

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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, visual arts, and floral and textile design into core subjects such as math, science, English, and social studies. The rich arts-integrated instruction, small school size (~125 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, teamwork, and more 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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Floral & Textile Design

Floral & Textile Design 

Integrated Arts Academy offers basic instruction in floral and textile design techniques with an emphasis on the elements and principles of design.

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