IDEA Public Schools Lottery Schedule for 2023-24 School Year

Lottery Information

Can you believe it? Our lottery is coming up next month! Before the lottery process begins, you need to make sure your application is submitted. To be part of our student lottery, you must submit your child’s application by 11:59 p.m. CST the evening before the lottery. Additionally, we strongly encourage parents to apply before this […]

Stay Safe and Healthy During the Winter Break

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We are excited to kick off this Winter Break with well wishes for all the IDEA Team & Family! Our hope is that all our students, staff, and families enjoy a happy and safe winter vacation.  While this time will be filled with fun, we wanted to share a few safety tips if you plan to travel or […]

Thank You, Substitute Teachers!

Friday, November 18 is Substitute Educators Day, a day to encourage increased respect for substitute education employees.   Each year during American Education Week, substitute teachers are shown appreciation for all their hard work in helping prepare our thousands of scholars for the future. Here at IDEA Public Schools, we love our outstanding substitute teachers […]

Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy During the Thanksgiving Break

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving Break and remember all the many things we have to be grateful for, we are most thankful for our Team & Family. From our students who show up every day ready to learn to our dedicated teachers who make learning magical, we say, “We are thankful for you!” Whether […]

Proudly Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month November 1-30

This month, IDEA Public Schools is proud to celebrate the rich ancestry, culture, and contributions of American Indian and Indigenous Communities during Native American Heritage Month.  This celebration is also an important opportunity to educate our community about Indigenous Tribes, raise awareness about the unique challenges Native People have faced both historically and today, and the ways in which Native American citizens have […]

Thank You, Farmers: Celebrating National Farmers Day

October 12 is National Farmers Day, a day to celebrate and pay tribute to farmers and the important role they play in our scholars’ lives. Farms are extremely important to all of us here at IDEA, providing healthy foods for our Child Nutrition Program (CNP).   To honor this day of appreciation, we are highlighting […]

Celebrating Facilities Appreciation Day

Our IDEA facilities team consists of our amazing custodians, facilities managers, regional managers of facilities and construction, and HQ staff who go above and beyond to ensure academic excellence by making sure our campuses are running smoothly and students are getting the best educational experience possible.  Maria Raygoza, Custodian at IDEA Bluff Springs  For IDEA’s […]

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day Celebrate by Registering to Vote

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day  Did you know that Tuesday, September 20th, is National Voter Registration Day? National Voter Registration Day aims to make sure no one who wants to cast a ballot misses the opportunity due to a registration problem.  IDEA is excited to celebrate National Voter Registration Day for the third […]

In Memoriam: Lowry Mays

IDEA San Antonio Team & Family, It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Lowry Mays, a San Antonio philanthropist, businessman, and tremendous supporter of IDEA in San Antonio.  In 1994, Mr. Mays and his wife founded the Mays Family Foundation with the mission to support “causes that aid, empower, enrich […]

IDEA Public Schools Proudly Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month  

IDEA Public Schools is proud to join our nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15! This annual celebration honors the history, cultures, and contributions of U.S. Hispanic and Latinx communities to American society, including those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.  The celebration […]