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Launching fall 2024! IDeATE is a new, in-house dual enrollment program where enrolled students earn both a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree upon graduation from high school. 

IDeATE is a two year dual-enrollment program that begins in 11th grade. Interested students must apply during their 10th grade year to be considered for admission into the program.

For students at Philadelphia Performing Arts, IDeATE is most similar to the STEM and Design majors programming, however all interested 10th graders are encouraged to apply. The IDeATE program is free for Philadelphia Performing Arts students, on-site at the Vine Street Campus, and blends seamlessly with the school day. IDeATE courses prioritize examining models of success, practicing techniques, and applying the knowledge and skills gleaned to authentic creative work in studios and laboratories, bringing Design Thinking to life.  

Ready to start the admissions process?
Click below to complete the eligibility application.



Important Dates

Accuplacer Testing Dates: 

  • January 29th at 8am
  • February 15th at 8am