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Idea Charter School moves into second year


The Idea Charter School in Weston opens for the second year. The school has 77 students enrolled on the first day of classes. That compares with 65  last year.

On the first day back to class the students held an ice breaker called a "snowball fight". They wrote down identifying information on a piece of paper. Then all the students threw their "snowballs" on the ground. Then they picked one up and had to go around the room to identify the person who wrote the information on "snowball" they picked up. Students said it was a great way to get to know one another.

The school is project-based. Students 6th-12 grade are allowed to work on self-directed projects with mentors overseeing their work. The format allows them to explore topics in depth and work on real-world projects, which meet state standards.

Idea is a public charter school and is part of the D.C. Everest School District.

Students are required to be accepted into a post-secondary educational institution or the military to receive a diploma.

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