Integrated Arts Academy

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Eye on ECCS: Chaska Middle School East: Interview with a Veteran

What started as a casual conversation between two Eastern Carver County Schools parents has resulted in an experience Chaska Middle School seventh graders will not soon forget. When Dan Tengwall shared he was a veterans service officer for Carver County, fellow La Academia parent Rachel Berg Scherer brought up her sister, an Army staff sergeant.

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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 (~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, 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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