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Welcome to IDEA Rio Vista


210 N Rio Vista Rd
Socorro, Texas 79927

Pre-K-3 & 6-7


Campus Leadership

Yanira Aguilar

Founding Principal, IDEA Rio Vista Academy

Yanira Aguilar has worked at IDEA Public Schools since 2011. Prior to becoming a Principal in Residence for the El Paso region in the last year, Yanira taught at IDEA Edinburg, in addition to managing the GEAR UP program for the entire...

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Adrian Hernandez

Founding Principal, IDEA Rio Vista College Preparatory

El Paso native, Adrian Hernandez will be the founding principal at Rio Vista College Prep in August 2018. Adrian began his work with IDEA as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching at IDEA Frontier in 2010. After several years as 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.