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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Mays


1210 Horal DR.
San Antonio, Texas 78245



Campus Leadership

Gerald Boyd

Executive Principal, IDEA MAYS

He’s a Teach for America alum and former leader in the charter school movement in Boston and Houston, his hometown. A first generation college graduate, he knows what a college degree can truly mean.

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.