Honoring Black History: IDEA Burke Scholar Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Shelby Henderson, a ninth grade scholar at IDEA Burke, created an artwork titled “No Matter Race Everyone is Equal” that was selected from record number of submissions to be used as the visual representation of the City of San Antonio’s 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration by the City of San Antonio’s […]

IDEA’s 5 Most Memorable Moments of 2022

2022 Recap Blog  The holiday season is here and we hope it brings you and your family joy and hope. Through the highs and lows of 2022, our Team & Family continues to evolve, innovate, and work towards ensuring our scholars remain learning and growing on the road to and through college.    Our Team & […]

18 IDEA Seniors Selected as QuestBridge National College Match Program Finalists

IDEA Mays QuestBridge Recipients and family

18 students from IDEA’s Class of 2023 have been selected as finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match Program. Our students are among 5,613 high school seniors nationwide selected this year from over 17,900 applications! This year, QuestBridge’s 48 college partners matched with 1,755 Finalists, who are recognized as Match Scholarship Recipients. This is the […]

IDEA Palmview Scholar Places 5th at Texas FFA State Competition

Jimena Garnica shows off her Texas FFA 5th Place Winner's Banner

One of the newest IDEA campuses in the Rio Grande Valley is providing opportunities for college-bound students with interests in agriculture through their Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in Agribusiness and Animal Science at IDEA Palmview.   This year, IDEA Palmview launched its chapter of the Future Farmers Association (FFA) and is making history as […]

Valeria Carrillo: My First Semester at Rice University

IDEA Rio Grande Valley alumna, Valeria Carrillo, visited Rice University for the first time on a College Field Lesson in the 8th grade. Attracted by the studious learning environment, Valeria was determined to attend Rice University upon high school graduation. Because of opportunities like Field Lessons, Valeria was able to envision herself at a top […]

Congratulations to IDEA Seniors who earned the AP Scholars Designation in 2022! 

IDEA Seniors at College Signing Day 2022 revealing their college selections (L to R: NYU, UTRGV, Johns Hopkins University

IDEA Public Schools has received official Advanced Placement (AP) test results, and we are excited to share that 30% of seniors in our AP for All program earned the AP Scholar designation in 2022! Each fall, the College Board’s AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on […]

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 […]

Career & Technical Education – June 2022 Highlights

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 […]

How to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ – Summer 2022 Suggested Reading

Summer is here, but the IDEA Team & Family knows that learning is a never-ending journey. We encourage all IDEA students to keep their brains active by engaging in summer reading. Reading is a great way to escape the ordinary or learn new things, but data shows that students who read during summer vacation are […]