Curriculum

Academics. Character Building. Whole Child.

Pre-K   ·   K–2nd  ·   3rd–5th  ·   6th–8th  ·   9th–12th

Curriculum Overview: Texas

Academy
Grade Reading & ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning
Pre‐K Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning Language: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) Math: DISTAR (DI) Science: IDEA Science
K Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science
1st Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: Dreambox PE: SPARK
2nd Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: Dreambox PE: SPARK
3rd English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Writing: Being a Writer Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: Dreambox PE: SPARK
4th English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Writing: Being a Writer Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: Dreambox PE: SPARK
5th English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math TEKS Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: Dreambox PE: SPARK
College Prep (Middle School)
Grade ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning/Spanish
6th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced 6th Math: IDEA Math Advanced World Cultures (Spring Semester): IDEA Social Studies Advanced 6th Grade Hybrid Science (Fall Semester): IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: ST Math PE: SPARK
7th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced Pre-Algebra: IDEA Math Advanced Texas History (Fall Semester): IDEA Social Studies Advanced 7th Grade Hybrid Science (Spring Semester): IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader Hotspot: ST Math PE: SPARK
8th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced Algebra 1: IDEA Math Advanced US History: IDEA Social Studies Advanced 8th Grade Science: IDEA Science Spanish I: Descubre 1 Series
College Prep (High School)
Grade ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning/Spanish
9th Pre-AP English I: SpringBoard Advanced Geometry: IDEA Mathematics AP Human Geography: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Pre-AP Biology: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish II: Descubre 2 Series
10th Pre-AP English II: SpringBoard Advanced Algebra 2: IDEA Mathematics

AP Computer Science Principles: Randomized Control Trial — Code.org or Beauty and Joy of Computing
AP World History: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Pre-AP Chemistry: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish III: Descubre 3 Series
11th AP English Language: AP Classroom + Bedford Advanced Pre-Calculus: IDEA Mathematics AP US History: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Advanced Physics: IDEA Science or AP Physics 1: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Language & Culture: Temas Series
12th AP English Literature: AP Classroom + Bedford AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics: IDEA Mathematics AP U.S. Government & Politics: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom (Fall)

AP Microeconomics: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom (Spring)
AP Biology or AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics 1: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Literature: Abriendo Perspectivas
All Grade Levels Social Emotional Learning: Move this World

Curriculum Overview: Southern Louisiana

Academy
Grade Reading & ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning
K Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science
1st Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
2nd Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
3rd English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: IDEA Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
4th English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: IDEA Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
5th English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: IDEA Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
College Prep (Middle School)
Grade ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning/Spanish
6th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced 6th Math: IDEA Math Advanced World Cultures: IDEA Social Studies Advanced 6th Grade Science: Amplify Science + IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
7th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced Pre-Algebra: IDEA Math Advanced US History: IDEA Social Studies Advanced 7th Grade Science: Amplify Science + IDEA Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
8th Advanced English Language Arts: Wit & Wisdom Advanced Algebra 1: IDEA Math Advanced Louisiana History: IDEA Social Studies Advanced 8th Grade Science: Amplify Science + IDEA Science Spanish I: Descubre 1 Series
College Prep (High School)
Grade ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning/Spanish
9th Pre-AP English I: SpringBoard Geometry: Open Up Resources AP Human Geography: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Pre-AP Biology: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish II: Descubre 2 Series
10th Pre-AP English II: SpringBoard Algebra 2: Curriculum to be determined AP World History: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Pre-AP Chemistry: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish III: Descubre 3 Series
11th AP English Language: AP Classroom + Bedford Honors Pre-Calculus: Curriculum to be determined AP US History: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom Honors Physics: IDEA Science or AP Physics 1: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Language & Culture: Temas Series
12th AP English Literature: AP Classroom + Bedford AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics: IDEA Mathematics AP Classroom

AP U.S. Government & Politics: IDEA Social Studies + AP Classroom
AP Biology or AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics 1: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Literature: Abriendo Perspectivas
All Grade Levels Social Emotional Learning: Move this World

Curriculum Overview: Florida

Academy
Grade Reading & ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning
K Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Eureka Math National Edition Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science
1st Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Zearn Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
2nd Reading: Reading Mastery Transformations (DI) + Imagine Learning English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Zearn Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
3rd English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Zearn Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Curriculum to be determined AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
4th English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Zearn Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Curriculum to be determined AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
5th English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Math: Zearn Social Studies: Insight Social Studies Science: Curriculum to be determined AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
College Prep (Middle School)
Grade ELA Math Social Studies Science Individualized Learning/Spanish
6th English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Accelerated 6th Math: Math Nation Pre-AP World History & Geography: IDEA Social Studies + Pre-AP Classroom Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
7th English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Accelerated Pre-Algebra: Math Nation United States History: IDEA Social Studies Science: Amplify Science AR: Accelerated Reader
Hotspot: Dreambox
PE: SPARK
8th English Language Arts: Amplify ELA Pre-AP Algebra I: Math Nation Civics: IDEA Social Studies Pre-AP Biology: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish I: Curriculum to be determined
College Prep (High School)
Grade ELA: Curriculum to be determined Math: Curriculum to be determined Social Studies: Curriculum to be determined Science Spanish: Curriculum to be determined
9th Pre- AP English I Geometry AP Human Geography Pre-AP Chemistry: IDEA Science + Pre-AP Classroom Spanish II
10th Pre- AP English II Algebra 2 AP World History Physics: IDEA Science Spanish III
11th AP English Language Pre-Calculus AP US History AP Environmental Science: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Language & Culture
12th AP English Literature AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics AP Microeconomics or AP U.S. Government & Politics AP Biology or AP Chemistry or AP Physics 1: IDEA Science + AP Classroom + NMSI AP Spanish Literature
All Grade Levels Social Emotional Learning: Move this World

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. See 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 14 Years and Counting • Financial Aid • College of Your Choice • 30% of the class of 2020 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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      IDEA Public Schools will participate in 100% in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year across all regions and states. Due to current state laws, we cannot legally offer a virtual learning option for this school year. If state legislation changes to allow for a virtual option, we will reassess our policies and share updates with families.