IDEA Mission

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of Mission, home of the mighty Phoenix!

Who we are

IDEA Mission 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.

  • 2008 Year Founded
  • 1624 Students Currently Enrolled
  • Pre-K – 12 22-23 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Mission is located at:

IDEA Mission, 1600 S. Schuerbach Rd., Mission, TX 78572

1600 S. Schuerbach Rd.
Mission, Texas 78572
(956) 583-8315

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Campus Leaders

Christina Cavazos-Escamilla

Executive Principal, IDEA Mission

Christina’s career with IDEA Public Schools began in June 2003, where she was one of five founding high school teachers at ICP Donna. Between 2003 and 2007, Christina taught 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade humanities, and led her team as the humanities content leader for two years.

Christina’s career with IDEA Public Schools began in June 2003, where she was one of five founding high school teachers at ICP Donna. Between 2003 and 2007, Christina taught 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade humanities, and led her team as the humanities content leader for two years. Christina continued her role as a teacher and added on more responsibilities as an Assistant Principal/Dean of Students for the middle and high school. In this role, Christina was responsible for creating many of the student structures and systems at ICP Donna. After two years as an Assistant Principal, Christina became the first Alumni Affairs Coordinator for the organization to help ensure that 100% of IDEA’s alumni finish college within four years. In 2007, Christina was asked to lead the Human Resources Department for the organization, and served as the Vice President of Human Resources for two years. Her aspirations of becoming a school principal came to fruition when Christina returned to ICP Donna in 2009 as the middle school principal. In June 2010, Christina was named Principal of IDEA College Prep Donna. While Principal at ICP Donna, it has been named one of the Best High Schools in the nation by US News & World Report. Christina now serves as Principal at IDEA Academy Mission. Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Grinnell College in 2002. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. Christina lives in Weslaco, with her husband John Jacob, two daughters, Romina and Niavana, and son, Rio.

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Tania Morales

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Mission

Tania Morales has been with IDEA Public Schools since 2013. All of her experience has been at IDEA Mission when she began her role as an Academic Counselor. Her experience as an Academic Counselor allowed her to build and cultivate important relationships with students, family and staff. In 2018, she was promoted to Assistant Principal of Operations where she continues to support her school community. She truly enjoys being part of the work that goes into creating well-rounded students that will thrive at school, college and beyond.

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

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