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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA San Juan



FOUNDED
2009

LOCATION
600 E. SIOUX RD
San Juan, Texas 78589

GRADES SERVED
Pre-K - 12

ENROLLMENT
1633

Campus Leadership

Melissa Finch

PRINCIPAL, IDEA SAN JUAN ACADEMY

Melissa began teaching in 2006 as a Gear UP Mentor at Brown and Lincoln Middle School McAllen ISD targeting at risk students. In 2011, she began her journey with IDEA teaching ELA Programs K-2.  Soon after, she...

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melissa.finch@ideapublicschools.org

Lindsey Campbell

PRINCIPAL, IDEA SAN JUAN COLLEGE PREP

lindsey.campbell@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.