"Success in The New Economy" Youtube Video

Apprenticeship 2000

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MYEP - Mayor's Youth Employment Program sign-ups will begin soon.  Listen for announcements from Mr. Mac (our CDC).  Interviews are held in early October!  It's a great opportunity!!  For juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA (some exceptions may be granted).

Homeroom 2016-2017

IDEA Students are in IDEA specific homerooms this year.  Homerooms meet twice a month.  Teachers are planning collaborations and speaker opportunities for the IDEA students!

Greenhouse Club

Join the Greenhouse/Garden Club!!!  Open to ALL South Meck students.  Visit the table during club day, September 23rd!!!

Welcome Students!

Welcome back IDEA students. We are looking forward to working with the latest Freshmen class (Class of 2020), continuing our exploration with the Sophomore and Junior classes, and celebrating the IDEA Academy's first Senior class. Yea!                              Barbara Wesselman

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Freshman class of 2019 IDEA students explore the Biltmore Estate and grounds 5-6-16


Adult Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help supervise Greenhouse projects and activities!  Any amount of time is appreciated!  We want to keep our growing going!!!  Contact Barbara at


Become a part of something great!

Partner with IDEA through a donation, supplies, job shadowing or internship opportunities, scholarship, sponsorship, and more.

We are in need of donations:

     a dorm sized refrigerator
     someone with a truck to pick up a storage shed (that needs to be built on the 19th)
     paver tiles
     planting soil
     pots / seed starting trays
     picnic table
     snacks and bottled water

Thank you.

Barbara Biesak Wesselman

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