"The Tucson Ingenuity Academy mission is to inspire each child and parent who enters our doors to find a calling that will change the world."

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Our promises to your child

He or she will:

  1. Begin a Hero's Journey.
  2. Learn to be a curious, independent, lifelong learner.
  3. Develop a deep respect for economic, political and religious freedoms.
  4. Cherish the arts, wonders of the physical world and the mysteries of life on Earth.
  5. Discover his or her most precious gifts and learn to use them to solve difficult problems.

LEARNING AT TIA: An Acton Academy

Learn to Learn

LEARN TO LEARN

Socratic Discussions and self paced challenges equip children to be independent lifelong learners.

 

Learn to Do

LEARN TO DO

Hands-on Quests for Science, Entrepreneurship and the Arts prepare children for Apprenticeships and real world challenges.

 

Learn to Be

LEARN TO BE

The Hero's Journey, relational covenants and real world consequences transform difficult decisions into virtuous habits.

 

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LEARNING

Have Fun

HAVE FUN

As you develop a positive self-identity surrounded by friends who will support you.

Find a calling

FIND A CALLING

Through exploring gifts, passions and apprenticeships so you can change the world.

Engage Deeply

ENGAGE DEEPLY

Work on difficult  real-world Quests.  Learn to calculate, write and think more deeply.

HOW WILL I LEARN

QUESTS

Competing and collaborating in a game-like series of real world projects to learn 21st Century Skills.

CORE SKILLS

Mastering Reading, Writing, Math, and Civilization using computer simulations and intense Socratic Discussions.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Experimenting with entrepreneurs, scientists and community leaders, honing your most precious gifts and talents until you find a "calling" in life.

 

Extraordinary people.  Each focusing on a passion, learning at his or her own pace.  Working hard.  Mastering core skills while learning 21st Century skills through real world projects.

 

Badges

WOULD YOU RATHER ATTEND
STATE U OR STANFORD
OR LAUNCH THE NEXT GOOGLE?

 

 

 

Your accomplishments will be showcased in a series of badges that will dazzle admissions officers at top notch universities or convince employees, partners and investors to join forces in a world changing start up.

 

 

FAQ's

We want to inspire you to use your most special gifts, in a way that brings great joy, to solve a deep burning need in the world. At TIA, we call this a Hero’s Journey.
Our promise at TIA is to have you well prepared for any selective university where you can score high enough on a standardized test to gain admittance.

Universities are changing so rapidly that it’s difficult to imagine what a college education will look like in ten years. Unfortunately, many colleges still place a great deal of importance on standardized tests, which are little more than IQ tests, and are difficult to improve on once you understand basic test taking tricks.

Once you get over the test taking barrier at the university of your choice, your portfolio and critical thinking skills will be a big boost during the application and interviewing process.

Most importantly, you’ll be well prepared to shine in the real world, whether you choose to go to college full time, part time or not at all.
In order to protect the learning environment of our Eagles, we do not offer tours or have meetings on campus. We have two Open Houses each year and we encourage anyone interested in meeting our guides or seeing our studios to attend.

ADMISSION’S PROCESS: Your Audition in 3 Simple Steps

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STEP 1

Take a short quiz.

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STEP 2

Complete your research and begin work on your formal entry.

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STEP 3

Complete and submit your formal entry, which consists of a two minute video with your stand on an ethical dilemma.

 

If you're willing to take control of your education, work hard and challenge yourself

 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

 

Elementary

 

Middle School
 

 

Launchpad (High School) will be opening its doors in Fall 2020.

 

Tucson Ingenuity Academy (TIA) is a learner driven community in a schoolhouse setting located in northwest Tucson, Arizona.  Our studio is situated in a ranch with farm animals.  We currently have a horse, a pony and two miniature ponies.  Other farm animals will be incorporated in the future along with a garden for the learners and their families.