IDEA Academy @ Cottonwood

IDEA is Innovation, Design, Engineering, & Art!

2017-18 Uniform Dress Code

IDEA Academy Dress Code

School uniform pieces will not be sold at school and can be purchased from local retailers such as Target, Walmart, JC Penney, and Sears, in-store or online from the school uniform shops on their websites.

Welcome to the IDEA Academy @Cottonwood!

Mission Statement

Cottonwood Elementary School is committed to building a positive learning community with high expectations and accountability. We strive to cultivate character and instill the foundation of life-long learning for all scholars.


Our vision for Cottonwood School is defined by the following expectations:

  • We provide rigorous and relevant instruction that engages and inspires critical thinking and problem solving, along with effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Our school is a safe, secure, caring, and respectful learning environment that promotes each student’s academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • We approach learning with a growth mindset.
  • Our community emphasizes collaboration between students, staff, parents, and community members.
  • We use data to drive instruction, interventions and enrichment.
  • Our culture of creating life-long learners emphasizes building up tools of critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, determination, hard work, adaptability, a positive mindset, and good social skills and habits to achieve academic and personal success.
  • Achievement of academic, behavioral, and life goals are celebrated and embraced by all stakeholders.

School Wide Expectations

Be safe.

Be respectful.

Be responsible.

Be prepared.

School Colors

Navy, maroon and grey


The Innovators

Skill-of-the-Week: Disagreeing Appropriately

Our school practices a social skill-of-the week school wide. Watch the animated video to learn more about this week's skill.
Please go to the Counseling and Support section at the top of the page to learn more about this year's previous skills-of-the-week.
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