IDEA Public Schools’ College Signing Day season kicked off this week with our celebration for the Class of 2023 in Austin, Texas at Palmer Events Center. College Signing Day is the event that families, staff, and graduating seniors look forward to most each year at IDEA Public Schools. It is a season of joy and celebration as the hard work of our Team & Family proves our mission of College For All.
This year, seniors from IDEA Montopolis and IDEA Rundberg were joined by IDEA Bluff Springs’ first graduating class! IDEA Kyle, IDEA Parmer Park, IDEA Pflugerville, IDEA Health Professions, and IDEA Round Rock Tech attended College Signing Day at the Palmer Events Center in Austin to reveal their college decision for the first time to over 2,500 friends, family, and IDEA scholars.
The IDEA Austin Class of 2023 is comprised of 221 seniors who earned over 950 college acceptances. 23% of those acceptances are to Tier 1 schools and 71% of the graduating class has acceptances to Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools, meaning that almost three-quarters of our 2023 graduating seniors have gained admittance into the nation’s most exclusive and highly selective colleges and universities.
The IDEA Austin Class of 2023 also celebrated one Dell Scholar finalist with two QuestBridge Scholarship matches.
IDEA Montopolis senior Aida Sandrez also became the second IDEA Austin recipient of the $10,000 Al and Judy Lopez Scholarship Endowment in memory of IDEA’s late acting CEO. Our Give Me 5 Scholars from each campus are Rosa Ruiz Gonzalez and Pablo Suarez from IDEA Bluff Springs College Prep, Joselyn Ramos and Pablo Rodriguez from IDEA Montopolis College Prep, and Bryan Avelar Suarez and Nancy Loredo Villegas from IDEA Rundberg College Prep.
Unique to Austin, Regions Bank selected Andrey Suarez-Torres from IDEA Bluff Springs to receive a $10,000 scholarship. Collectively, the IDEA Austin Class of 2023 received over $19 million in financial awards and scholarship funds.
Students from this year’s graduating class have been accepted to Notre Dame, Baylor, Southern Methodist University, Boston College, Tulane, Loyola, Kalamazoo, Texas A&M, and IDEA Austin’s hometown University of Texas to name a few.
We would like to congratulate each scholar of the graduating class of 2023 and their families on this momentous occasion. We invite our entire Team & Family and the community to help celebrate the collective success of the IDEA Austin Class of 2023!
The celebration continues next week in San Antonio on April 26. We can’t wait to continue celebrating our graduating classes throughout IDEA during this joyful season! Click here to learn about upcoming College Signing Day events and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on CSD.