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Welcome to IDEA Harvey E. Najim


SAN ANTONIO, Texas 78220

Pre-K-4 & 6-9


Campus Leadership

Hope Walker

IDEA Harvey E. Najim Academy Principal

Ms. Hope Walker has been an Assistant Principal of Instruction with IDEA since June 2014. Prior to joining our Team and Family, she was a standout teacher, literacy coach, and curriculum guru with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Since...

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Theresa Hall

IDEA Harvey E. Najim College Prep Principal

Theresa began her career in education as a math teacher on the west side of Chicago with Teach For America. In search of a warmer climate, Theresa moved to Houston and continued to teach math at KIPP Houston Public Schools. A once in a...

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What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.

They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.