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 […]

Noah Martinez – Proof That Your Support Makes a Difference

Noah Martinez is a 2018 alumni of IDEA Carver College Prep in San Antonio, Texas. After attending eight different public schools in the San Antonio area, Noah found a supportive community of scholars and teachers that instilled a college-going identity in him at IDEA Public Schools. Thanks to the generosity of IDEA supporters, Noah received […]

IDEA Public Schools’ Sensory Rooms Honor Autism Acceptance

Sensory rooms are being added to IDEA campuses throughout the organization with funding from TEA’s Innovative Services for Students with Autism Grant Award. The sensory rooms provide both a therapeutic and educational space for students with special needs and limited communication skills.   The sensory room at IDEA Rio Grande City was made possible by a […]

IDEA Harlingen Celebrates Earth Day With Recycled Materials Art Contest

The IDEA Harlingen Hornets are rethinking ways to use recyclable materials for their first Earth Day Recycled Art Contest. The school-wide art contest, presented by the school’s Earth Club, promotes environmental sustainability and creativity by challenging students to create art made of 100% recyclable materials.  For the growing campus of sixth and seventh-grade students, Earth […]

IDEA San Juan Academy’s Student Book Recommendations

At IDEA San Juan Academy, Brittany Castro’s fourth-grade reading class celebrated International Children’s Book Day on April 2, 2022, by sharing their favorite books of all time for the IDEA Blog. We caught up with Ms. Castro and her class to ask students what book recommendations and tips they have for young readers building their […]

CPS Energy Powers Up Scholarship Funds for IDEA San Antonio Seniors

The IDEA San Antonio Facilities Team will use funds earned through the Demand Response program and funds donated by BLCCS to award seniors a total of $30,000 in scholarships  IDEA Public Schools has partnered with CPS Energy to participate in its Energy Reduction Program to save energy and costs on various IDEA San Antonio campuses. […]

An interview with Trenace Dorsey, IDEA Southeast College Preparatory parent

Trenace and Darae Dorsey have been proud members of the IDEA Southeast College Preparatory community for almost a year. Go Stingers! Trenace Dorsey, a current IDEA Southeast parent, serves on IDEA Tarrant County’s Regional Advisory Board, and she is also an IDEA Family Advocacy team member. Darae, a 6th grader, is passionate about student council, […]

Voices of IDEA: Stellar Senior Alexis Lopez

Voices of IDEA  provides an opportunity to highlight and amplify diverse voices among IDEA’s Team & Family. From students, to staff, family and partners, Voices of IDEA profiles the impact, experience and perspectives of individuals who shape our mission and support scholars on the road to and through college.   In this Voices of IDEA feature, […]

IMPACT Magazine Feature: Blue Hour, Bright Future

Overcoming a Most Challenging Year By Gisel Torres Medrano, 11th grader at IDEA Carver College Preparatory My family owns a small camera installation business that was hit hard during the early waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of the nation meant that small businesses like ours would have to struggle to survive. Thus, it […]