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Welcome to IDEA Montopolis



FOUNDED
2012

LOCATION
1701 Vargas Road
Austin, Texas 78741

GRADES SERVED
K-12

ENROLLMENT
1443

Campus Leadership

Disha Jain

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTOPOLIS ACADEMY

Disha is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she developed her passions for philanthropy, science, and community organization. She earned her B.S. in Kinesiology and Economics and upon graduating was accepted as a 2006...

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disha.jain@ideapublicschools.org

Cristopher Rubio

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTOPOLIS COLLEGE PREP

Cris is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned his B. A. in Mathematics and The University of Georgia where he earned his M. Ed. in Educational Administration and Policy. It was at the University of Texas where Cris...

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Cristopher.Rubio@ideapublicschools.org

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.