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IDEA Royal Readers

IDEA Public Schools is proud to announce its Royal Readers Program, a district-wide reading incentive program for students in all grade levels.  The goal of Royal Readers is to foster further reading development, growth, and a life-long love for reading among K-8 students at IDEA Public Schools.  IDEA knows great readers make great learners, so we emphasize reading not only during English & Language Arts class and in the Accelerated Reader Zone, but also w...

​Teacher Spotlight Q&A: Christopher Casella

Christopher Casella, a military veteran and Humanities Pre-AP teacher at IDEA College Preparatory South Flores in San Antonio, Texas, sat down to chat about his first year teaching at IDEA Public Schools, and how his time in the military shaped his teaching philosophy. 

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West Side IDEA school leads charter district’s dramatic health turnaround for students

By Alia Malik, Staff Writer

Physical education teacher David Alfaro demonstrates broad jump technique during physical education class at IDEA Monterrey Park on Friday, March 3, 2017. The "Healthy Kids Here" initiative aims to encourage ... more

Rebekah Rosas, a fourth-grader, joined the intramural basketball team a few weeks ago at the IDEA Monterrey Park charter school on the West Side. Her older sister, an eighth-grader, joined the school’s soccer team.