IDEA Tres Lagos

Proudly serving the students and families of McAllen.

Who we are

IDEA Tres Lagos 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.

  • 2017 Year Founded
  • 1349 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Tres Lagos is located at:

IDEA Tres Lagos, 5200 Tres Lagos Blvd., McAllen, TX 78504

5200 Tres Lagos Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78504
(956) 287-6900


Campus Leaders

Benigna Carcano

Founding Principal, IDEA Tres Lagos Academy

As Founding Principal for IDEA Tres Lagos Academy, Benigna’s mission is to provide a strong Lobos nation with daily affirmations of “yes, you can and you will” to empower students to achieve great gains academically and socially. Students will be rigorously challenged and prepared for the next level by focusing on data driven instruction and collaborative & exceptional culture.

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Maria Vargas

Principal, IDEA Tres Lagos College Prep

Maria D. Vargas was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She attended the University of Texas Pan American and received a Bachelors in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Studies K-6th grade.

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Ingedia Cantu

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Tres Lagos

My name is Ingedia Cantu and I am the Assistant Principal of Operations at IDEA Tres Lagos. I was born and raised here in McAllen, Texas. I graduated from Texas A&M University in Kingsville in 2013, after earning my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in early childhood education.

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