IDEA Frontier

Proudly serving the students and families of Brownsville.

Who we are

IDEA Frontier sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

  • 2006 Year Founded
  • 1579 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Frontier is located at:

IDEA Frontier, 2800 S. Dakota Ave., Brownsville, TX 78521

2800 S. Dakota Ave.
Brownsville, Texas 78521
(956) 541-2002


Campus Leaders

Dora Cordova

Principal, IDEA Frontier Academy

Dora Villegas is a first-generation American, a Rio Grande Valley native, and a first generation college graduate. After graduating from UTPA in 2000, Dora began her elementary teaching career and taught all subjects for eight years. Dora was recruited as a 6th grade teacher by IDEA Frontier College Prep and quickly became known for her positive classroom culture, leadership, and record of results.

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Yadhira Flores

Principal, IDEA Frontier College Preparatory

Yadhira Flores is a proud Brownsville resident and has been in education since 2003. Mrs. Flores graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville with a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Master’s in Educational Technology. During her tenure in education, Mrs. Flores served in BISD for 12 years as an Elementary teacher, Reading Coach, Dean of Instruction and Assistant Principal.

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Luis Larrazolo

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Frontier

Luis Larrazolo graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service and a minor in Latin American Studies. After graduation, Luis worked for an NGO in Brazil, where he spent 3 years doing development work in urban favelas. Later, he worked as political analyst for an international consulting firm out of Denmark.

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Humberto Valdez

Director of College Counseling, IDEA Frontier

Humberto is a graduate of The University of Texas at Brownsville where he studied business and finance. As the first in his family to graduate from college, Humberto has experienced the transformative power of a college education. He and his dedicated team provide individualized support to students through the college application process. He is a husband and proud father of a Frontier 2021 alumni and calls Brownsville home.