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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Owassa


1000 East Owassa Road
Pharr, Texas 78577

Pre-K-3 & 6-8


Campus Leadership

Cyndi Vasquez De La Fuente

Founding Principal, IDEA Owassa Academy

Cyndi Vasquez De La Fuente, joined IDEA as an Assistant Principal of Instruction in 2012 after many years as a successful bilingual teacher-leader in the PSJA school district. As an instructional leader at IDEA, Cyndi has...

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Stevie Luera

Founding Principal, IDEA Owassa College Preparatory

Stevie Luera has more than a decade of experience working at IDEA as an incredibly successful teacher and leader. Whether leading her own students, or later on, her teachers, to some of the highest ACT and English AP results in the...

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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.