This week, IDEA Public Schools celebrated 6 years of educational excellence in Austin and honored the contributions and achievements of senior leadership, founding students, teachers, and community leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 17. The luncheon welcomed 250 attendees who heard from IDEA Board member and parent, Yolanda Davila, IDEA CEO and Founder, Tom Torkelson, and three founding IDEA Austin students.
This academic year, IDEA’s Austin region is serving 4,500 students and 9,000 parents and employs 600 people. IDEA Austin recently celebrated the opening of two new campuses in Kyle and Pflugerville and will break ground on two new campuses this year: IDEA Parmer Park and IDEA Health Professions which will open in August.
Jacque’lynn Walker, senior at IDEA Montopolis had this to say about IDEA and her future:
“The struggles I’ve faced have taught me to never give up and to stand up every time life knocks you down. When I graduate from IDEA Montopolis in 7 months, I plan to attend my dream school -Texas Christian University to major in Biology AND Business Administration. I am grateful to my dad, and every single one of my teachers for shaping me into a future college graduate, just as they promised in 2012.”
With 79 schools currently serving nearly 45,000 students in six regions, IDEA is committed to ensuring that all students are prepared to succeed on the road to and through college!