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3 Books Your IDEA Scholar Will Love This Holiday Break

IDEA Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from December 21 through January 6. During this time, we recommend fixing up some hot chocolate, snuggling under some covers, and reading with your child.  When your child finishes a book, remind him or her to test on it online via the Accelerated Reader software!  Afterward, throw in some fun math games online too!

That’s right, IDEA’s Accelerated Reader & iLearning Hotspot software will be availa...

IDEA Seniors are Getting Into Tier 1 Colleges and Universities--Here's How

For 12 consecutive years, 100 percent of IDEA's graduating seniors have been accepted into college, and an increasing number are accepted into Tier 1 and 2 level schools. This staggering number speaks volumes to the dedication, not only of IDEA students, but also the staff.  Producing quality college applications for dozens of seniors is no small feat, just ask Janet Magana, IDEA's Director of College Counseling at IDEA College Preparatory Pharr.

"We have 80% of our students applying to t...

9 Steps IDEA Public Schools Uses to Get Students To and Through College

How does high school at IDEA prepare students for success in college and in life? Take a look at these nine unique steps that ensure 100% of IDEA alumni were accepted to colleges and universities for the past 12 years.

Step 1: Rigorous Courses

IDEA Public Schools follows the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)* For All model. AP and IB courses are taught in high school but aligned with the rigor ...