The IDEAS Academy had a goal of 100% college acceptance for every graduating 2013 senior. IDEAS Academy prepares their students for college in a variety of ways, including advisory activities, touring colleges, etc. Advisories are divided by lower and upper class men and is 25 minutes long every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 55 minutes on Wednesdays. Every advisory is different for the decided grade levels. The freshman and sophomores work on things like their personal pathways, resumes, goal settings, volunteering, and finding jobs while in high school. The juniors and seniors work on planning for the ACT and SAT tests, learning about and signing up for scholarships, and enrolling into colleges.
Twenty-five juniors and seniors from IDEAS Academy attended Experience LTC on February 9 to get a better understanding of what college classes are like.
Chris Clarke and Danny Goldberg of Diversity Scholars, visited I.D.E.A.S Academy on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. They presented a profile students can create to show to colleges and better their chances of getting accepted to ethnically diverse, free or reduced lunch, and first generation college-bound students.