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Welcome to IDEA Frontier



FOUNDED
2006

LOCATION
2800 S. Dakota Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521

GRADES SERVED
K - 12

ENROLLMENT
1459

Campus Leadership

Dora Villegas

PRINCIPAL, IDEA FRONTIER ACADEMY

Dora Villegas is a first-generation American, a Rio Grande Valley native, and a first generation college graduate.  After graduating from UTPA in 2000, Dora began her elementary teaching career and taught all subjects for eight...

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dora.villegas@ideapublicschools.org

Virginia Callaway

PRINCIPAL, IDEA FRONTIER COLLEGE PREP

Virginia Callaway graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 2003 with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. She received her M.A. in Teaching from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas in 2008. In July of 2015, Ginny...

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virgina.callaway@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.