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Welcome to IDEA Harvey E. Najim


SAN ANTONIO, Texas 78220

Pre-K-4 & 6-9


Campus Leadership

Hope Walker

IDEA Harvey E. Najim Academy Principal

Ms. Hope Walker has been an Assistant Principal of Instruction with IDEA since June 2014. Prior to joining our Team and Family, she was a standout teacher, literacy coach, and curriculum guru with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Since...

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Yvonne Anglada

IDEA Harvey E. Najim College Prep Principal

Yvonne Anglada joined IDEA Public Schools in October of 2012 as a Vice President of Schools. Her love for students and campus life led her to transition back to a campus. She joined IDEA Mission College Prep, where she served as the College...

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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.