Integrated Arts Academy
Integrated Arts Academy is a public high school located in Chaska, Minnesota, 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.
Very exciting that Simon Otto, head animator on the “How to Train Your Dragon” movies gives IAA graduates a special shout out.
As a fundraiser, the IAA is selling indoor and outdoor plants grown from seed in our Horticulture classes.
If your child is graduating, or your family plans to move before next year’s school year, the balance in your child’s meal account can be refunded.
Congratulations to Chef Walter Wittwen and his ProStart class; Raliya, Mark B, Silvia and Marin S. They placed 7th out of 14 teams in the Main Course category and 5th out of 14 teams in the Dessert category at the competition!
Students learn culinary techniques and management skills hands-on from educators in the classroom, but also gain experience with culinary professionals.
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.
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.
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.