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Apply to Innovation Academy: Step Two Instructions

All students applying to FCS IA must submit either a 1:00 minute video or one-page essay answering one of the following prompts.

  1. At FCS IA, we celebrate taking chances and applying our knowledge. With this in mind, reflect on a project or assignment you have done, either on your own or in school, of which you are proud. 


  1. Lessons you learned doing the project, include mistakes you made.

  2. Things you would do differently if you redid the project. 

  3. Why you are most proud of this project.


    2.  The following are traits of an IA Student:

  • Inquisitive

  • Collaborative

  • Creative

  • Analytical

  • Well-rounded

  • Empathetic

  • Flexible

  • Driven

Think about these traits and choose one that best represents you. Reflect on how you embody it and give examples of how having the trait has helped you grow.


If you are filming a video, hold up or prop up a sign with your full legal name written on the sign at the beginning of your video.

Submit your written/video essay via email to

Be sure to name your file with your full legal name and if you are an FCS student, include your student number. If you have a video, you can just email the link. Be sure to include your full name and FCS student number (if you have one) in the email.

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