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Welcome to IDEA Allan



FOUNDED
2012

LOCATION
1701 Vargas Road
Austin, TX 78741

GRADES SERVED
K - 11

ENROLLMENT
1554

Campus Leadership

Disha Jain

PRINCIPAL, IDEA ALLAN ACADEMY

Disha is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she developed her passions for philanthropy, science, and community organization. She earned her B.S. in Kinesiology and Economics and upon graduating was accepted as a 2006 Houston...

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disha.jain@ideapublicschools.org

Nate Lowry

PRINCIPAL, IDEA ALLAN COLLEGE PREP

Nate Lowry began working at IDEA six years ago as an Algebra I teacher and Grade Team Leader.  He is currently in his first year as principal at Allan College Preparatory, where he is leading work on creating a school culture focused...

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nathan.lowry@ideapublicschools.org

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.





They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.