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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA South Flores



FOUNDED
2013

LOCATION
6919 S FLORES ST
San Antonio, TX 78221

GRADES SERVED
K - 9

ENROLLMENT
1176

Campus Leadership

Hailey McCarthy

PRINCIPAL, IDEA SOUTH FLORES ACADEMY

Hailey McCarthy graduated with a business degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2008. Following graduation, she began her career in education teaching sixth grade Math with Teach For America in Rio Grande City, Texas where...

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hailey.mccarthy@ideapublicschools.org

Constantine Polites

PRINCIPAL, IDEA SOUTH FLORES COLLEGE PREP

Constantine Polites joined Teach For America, where he was placed in Roma, Texas to teach 7th grade reading. After his two year teaching commitment, he worked as a Program Director with Teach For America before joining IDEA San Juan as a...

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constantine.polites@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.