Interview with Wheelchair Athlete Joseph Anthony Lara

July 26 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. This important civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general […]

IDEA Career and Technical Education Highlights of 2021-22

Career and Technical Education at IDEA enhances our mission of college for all by allowing students to explore career fields that mirror the job market and landscape of our nation’s economic growth. Students use these experiences to select the Major and University that will equip them for life beyond our classrooms. IDEA offers 12 programs […]

IDEA Donna Scholars Recognized at 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Camille Rangel and Ashlyn De Leon from IDEA Donna were honored this week by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez for their submissions to this year’s 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Rangel and De Leon were selected as part of the top five submissions. The students were presented with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez […]

A Powerhouse End to Women’s History Month with IDEA Edinburg’s State Powerlifting Champions

We’re rounding out Women’s History Month at IDEA by highlighting the women of IDEA Edinburg College Prep’s Powerlifting team. Juniors Mia Rincones and Amaris Garza are making history at IDEA Public Schools with their record-breaking lifts in Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting. These IDEA scholars are making regional and state history, respectively, as back-to-back state […]

Motivated to Move: Tips to Stay Active in 2021 from IDEA Monterrey Park

“A little progress each day adds up to big results.”   This cold winter weather may make you want to stay bundled up inside, but there are so many great opportunities to stay active! Check out these awesome tips on how to stay motivated and committed to your workouts this year from Joshua Morales, Physical Education Teacher at IDEA Monterrey Park College […]

IDEA Palmview Scholars Cultivate Fun and Success in 4-H Program

The 4-H participants at IDEA Palmview College Preparatory are seeing the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor. Sixth graders at the home of the Aggies recently participated in the Rio Grande Valley Citrus & Vegetable Show and placed in several events. In fact, Martin Tamayo earned 2nd place with his very own, homegrown Mexican limes! […]

IDEA’s 12 Days of Fit-mas

Winter Break is a time to get in the holiday spirit, relax with loved ones and indulge in some delicious eats! Don’t forget – you can also make time to squeeze in a workout with your scholar to help them maintain their level of fitness during Winter Break. The 12 Days of Fit-mas Challenge will give each student […]

Adventure Awaits: Camp RIO Offering Camp For All Children Ages 5-14 for Summer 2021

Ready for fun in the sun in Brownsville, TX? We are so excited to begin registration for Camp RIO’s 2021 Summer Camp! Camp RIO will open its doors to students for six weeks beginning on June 7, 2021 for day and overnight camps for all children between the ages of 5 and 14.  Camp RIO is an outdoor, adventure-based education camp that provides all students with a […]

Fun and Safe Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Home this Month

We want to ensure our Team & Family are safe and healthy not only at school, but also while celebrating this holiday season. Here are some alternative activities to consider having with your family this October:  Carve or decorate pumpkins  Hang a piñata in your backyard for your children filled with healthy treats  Try an outdoor or indoor scavenger hunt with plastic eggs […]

Future Leaders: IDEA South Flores’ Model United Nations Program

Before joining the Model United Nations, Ivan Garza, a junior at IDEA South Flores College Prep in San Antonio, was extremely shy and a self-described terrible public speaker.    This was back in 8th grade when he had yet to travel outside of Texas.    Then he took his first trip with Model United Nations […]