The Vision

Twenty-first century innovation is a symphony of the arts and
sciences to design beautiful products and services in new ways.Ignite is a student creative
center at Verrado Middle School that students have helped design, to prepare a generation of creators and 21st Century learners. Self-directed teams of students engage in their strengths and passions to make something wonderfully unexpected with each other.

Ignite is a mash-up of science experiment, art project, music class, multimedia lab and creativity playground. With the help of a trained facilitator, students select, lead, and manage their own projects, developing empathy, teamwork, independence, respect for one another, and creativity. A culture of wild ideas, teamwork, and openness that you will not find anywhere in the Valley. Verrado Middle School develops the innovators, leaders, and designers of tomorrow through students creating today.