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Hispanic Heritage Month: How IDEA Public Schools is Proudly Celebrating

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize the rich culture and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded the observance to a month long celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15. 

Hispanic Heritage Month – like its shorter precursor – always starts on September 15, a historically significant day tha...

Yale University Presents Prestigious Educator Award to IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville teacher

IDEA Public Schools proudly sends our alumni to Ivy League universities every year to receive a stellar college education. This year, one Ivy League is not only welcoming one of our alumni as a college freshman, but is also recognizing a standout IDEA educator in the Rio Grande Valley.  

Andres Altamirano, an International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language Arts teacher at IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville, was recently recognized by the Yale University’s Office of Under...

Apply Today: The IDEA Public Schools 2020-2021 Student Applications Is Live!

The application window to apply to IDEA Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!   

IDEA is a family of tuition-free public charter schools committed to seeing each child to and through college. We achieve our record of 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, core subjects, critical thinking and college preparedness. IDEA’s expert teachers partner with students and families every step of the way to ensure students are pr...