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January 18, 2023

Feedback needed: Innovative Secondary School

Innovative school

This past fall, students, staff, parents, and community leaders came together to imagine what the secondary school (6th – 12th grade) experience could – and should – look like for Ankeny Community School District students. Using a modified design thinking approach, the group began by identifying the skills and traits they would want all Ankeny students to have by the time they graduate from high school.

Ultimately, the group determined that the district’s secondary school experience should center on five key elements. We invite you to take a moment to read about and share your feedback on those elements.


For next steps, the district will continue to refine these elements and explore the intersection between this work and the ongoing work of the Facilities Master Plan and Post-Secondary committees.