Celebrating College Matriculation for IDEA’s Class of 2023 

IDEA is overjoyed to announce the achievements of the Class of 2023 in their journey to and through college! Nearly 100% of IDEA seniors from the Class of 2023 have matriculated to college!   This year, our students garnered an impressive 10,812 acceptances, 3,530 of those acceptances were to selective or highly selective colleges and universities, […]

IDEA Quest’s Zoe Martínez and Her Ministry in Edinburg

One of our scholars from IDEA Quest in Edinburg, Texas has gained media attention for her library that serves multiple purposes for her community.   Zoe Martínez, a sixth-grade student from our IDEA Quest campus, is passionate about helping those in her community. What started out as an idea during the pandemic has since become a […]

Shining Bright: IDEA’s Top 5 Moments That Sparked Joy in 2023

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  As we turn the page to 2024, IDEA Public Schools in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and Louisiana each bring a unique and vibrant spirit to their regions. Keep reading for the Top 5 moments that sparked joy at our schools! 5. IDEA Lakeland Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony IDEA is thrilled to welcome a new campus and […]

Alumni Spotlight: Melany Cruz Gives Thanks for 3 Ways IDEA Prepared Her for College

National Gratitude Month encourages us to reflect on the people we are grateful for and the experiences that have shaped the trajectory of our lives. Being part of the IDEA Team and Family requires the collective grit and sacrifice of our team members for our scholars’ continued success.    This month, we caught up with […]

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

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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

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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 […]