IDEA Horizon Vista

Proudly serving the students and familes of El Paso.

Who we are

IDEA Horizon Vista 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.

  • 2020 Year Founded
  • 760 Students Currently Enrolled
  • Pre-K – 4
    & 6 – 8
    22-23 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Horizon Vista is located at:

IDEA Horizon Vista, 201 Horizon Crossing St., Horizon City, TX 79928

201 Horizon Crossing St.
Horizon City, Texas 79928
(915) 888-4300


Campus Leaders

Joann Brant

Principal, IDEA Horizon Vista Academy

In 1996, Joann earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University. After earning her degree and working in finance departments with the school district, she started her family while earning a Masters Degree in Education – Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

This is her 18th year in the field of education. JoAnn has served as a teacher in multiple grades, including elementary, intermediate elementary, Dyslexia Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Curriculum Coach. All of this experience led her to where I am now. JoAnn is going on 22 years of marriage to her husband Robert, and they are proud parents of their two children Valerie and Seth. Joann believes all scholars will achieve student success, paving their way to and through college. She looks forward to building a strong partnership with the IDEA Storm family to service both IDEA students’ academic and socioemotional success.

Stephen Lopez

Founding Principal, IDEA Horizon Vista College Prep

Stephen was in born and raised in El Paso, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication with a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his teaching career at Miller Jordan Middle School in San Benito, TX where he taught 8th grade Mathematics.

Stephen joined IDEA in 2015 as their AP Microeconomics, Algebra 1, and Communication Applications Teacher. In his third year, he took on the role as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at IDEA Riverview College Prep and helped the campus become an “A” rated school and earn all 7 distinctions. Going into his second year as a Principal in Residence, Stephen will become the Founding College Preparatory Principal at IDEA Horizon Vista. He is committed and passionate about working with a group of school leaders to help change the course of students’ lives. Stephen coaches relentlessly to improve academic achievement for students and always lets the data tell the story of what students know or do not know.

Denise Franco

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Horizon Vista

Denise earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2013. Her goal is to continue her education with plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies.

Denise has been in the education field since 2017 and was formerly employed at El Paso Community College as an Administrative Assistant for the Career and Transfer Services Department. She had the pleasure of being the launching SIS for IDEA Edgemere and the Training and Events Coordinator for the El Paso Region. As of July 2020, I have the honor to be part of the Horizon Vista Family. Go STORM!

IDEA's 2022-23 Student Application is now live!

We are excited to announce we are accepting applications for schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Cincinnati. Follow the button below to get the latest and greatest information about our application process, grade levels, and how to find a campus near you.