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Welcome to IDEA Weslaco



FOUNDED
2011

LOCATION
2931 E SUGAR CANE DR
Weslaco, TX 78599

GRADES SERVED
K - 12

ENROLLMENT
1573

Campus Leadership

Jayne Pocquette

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WESLACO ACADEMY

Ms. Jayne Pocquette grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was the first in her family to graduate from college. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Jayne and her...

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jayne.pocquette@ideapublicschools.org

Leanna Sarinana

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WESLACO COLLEGE PREP


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.