community.
Initiatives.
Impact.

initiative-based high school

We produce students who become makers, designers, storytellers, and social entrepreneurs by creating curriculum with business, nonprofit, and government agencies.

THE IOWA BIG MODEL

Build your student's personal brand for an impressive post-secondary application
Core credit through impactful initiatives

Iowa BIG is Iowa CORE and NGSS aligned, and acts as a competency-based education leader in the region. We use an immersive initiative-based pedagogy to deliver core content indexed using standardized SCED codes.

  • Standards Mastered by our students

    1,204

  • Students reporting efficacy in STEM fields
  • First Choice College Admissions for our students
  • Active initiatives adding value for business and community groups

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Our Team

Seasoned educators and entrepreneurs
Shawn Cornally
Project Mentor, Founder
Teacher, Father, Developer, Physicist, Entrepreneur
Akwi Nji
Project Mentor, Storyteller, Designer
Teacher, Mother, Actress, Poet, Realtor
Dennis Becker
Project Mentor, Social Entrepreneur, Maker
Teacher, Father, Accountant, Baller
Nate Pruett
Project Mentor, Storyteller
Teacher, father, hockey enthusiast
Troy Miller
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Project Developer, Father, Entrepreneur, Leader
Trace Pickering
Associate Superintendent, Founder
Leader, Father, Woodworker, Systems Thinker
Emily Thomson
Project Mentor

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