Curriculum

Academics. Character Building. Whole Child.

Pre-K

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LEARNING HOW TO BE A STUDENT

Our half-day program* focuses on reading, language, and math instruction in small learning groups, ensuring individualized support for our youngest scholars.

Classes and Activities:
Reading • Language • Math • Field-Trips • Science Lessons

Highlights:
Direct Instruction • Half Day Pre-K • Personalized Attention

Results:
Social Skills • Academic Fundamentals • “Great Student” Habits

*Currently, all IDEA campuses that offer Pre-K only offer half-day Pre-K, with the exception of IDEA Travis in the Permian Basin Region, which offers full-day Pre-K. Click here for a full list of IDEA schools offering Pre-K.

See a real student work example from an IDEA Pre-K student!

K - 2nd

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MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS

Traditional classroom instruction is blended with personalized, cutting-edge technology to ensure that all students perform at or above grade level.

Classes and Activities:
Reading • Mathematics • Language • Science • Physical Education • Field Lessons

Highlights:
Personalized Attention • Adaptive Math & Reading Software • Structured Learning

Results:
On-Level Readers, Writers, and Mathematicians • College Awareness at Young Age • 79% of our 1st and 2nd graders finished the year on or above grade level in reading, math, and language.

See a real student work math example from an IDEA 2nd grader!

3rd - 5th

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ACADEMICS & BEYOND

Classroom instruction is enhanced by visits to university campuses and field lessons that teach students about their future, their communities, and their world.

Classes and Activities:
Reading • Mathematics • Writing • Science • Field Lessons

Highlights:
Emphasis on Student-Centered Learning • Teamwork and Collaboration • Rigorous, Personalized Learning

Results:
Mastery of Concepts • Citizens of the Community • Ready for Middle School & Beyond • Our 3-5 grade scholars outperformed their state-wide peers on standardized tests by 6%.

See a real student work science example from an IDEA 4th grader!

6th - 8th

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ON THE PATH TO COLLEGE

Middle school students begin rigorous Pre-AP instruction, mastering strategies that prepare them for the next phase of our college prep program, high school.

Classes and Activities:
English & Language Arts • Mathematics • Social Studies • Science • Spanish • Physical Education • College Field Lessons • The Road To And Through College Class

Highlights:
Pre-Advanced Placement Coursework • Robust Extra-Curricular Activities

Results:
Gearing Up for Success in College Preparatory • Developing Passions and Interests • Our 6-8 grade scholars outperformed their state-wide peers on standardized tests by 11%.

See a real student work math example from an IDEA 6th grader!

9th - 12th

COLLEGE PREPARATION

Our commitment to AP and IB for All means that all students graduate fully prepared for the rigors of college level work in subjects.

Classes and Activities:
Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Courses • The Road to and Through College Class • College Field Lessons • Robust Choice of Elective Classes

Highlights:
Classes Nationally-Recognized for Rigor • Unparalleled College Preparedness Courses • ACT & SAT Preparation • Even More Extra-Curricular Activities

Results:
100% College Acceptance for 13 Years and Counting • Financial Aid • College of Your Choice • 24% of the class of 2017 became AP scholars. That means they passed three or more AP exams.

See a real student work biology example from an IDEA 9th grader!

See a real student work pre-calculus example and English Language Arts example from an IDEA 11th grader!

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