Refer A Friend

The Journey To And Through College Is Better With A Friend

Thank You For Visiting Us!

We are so happy you are here.

We appreciate your interest in referring a friend or family member to join IDEA Public Schools. Please fill out the form to the right with the latest information about your referral.

After you have filled out the form, be sure that all the information that is shared is correct and then click send!

Once your form is submitted, a member of our campus team will connect with your friend and share information on how they can join our school community. It’s that simple!

Thank you for sharing with us! Be sure to check out the stories below about how your referral can potentially change the trajectory of another child’s journey to college.

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Meet One of Our Referrals

< Christopher Chapa, IDEA Donna Alumni & Cornell University Graduate

Christopher was born in McAllen and spent his formative years just across the border in Reynosa before his family moved to the U.S. One of Chris's friends had recently been introduced to a new public charter school called IDEA. After hearing what the school had to offer, the boy's parents encouraged Chris and his family to apply. After applying, Christopher found himself on a path to college, an option he didn't know he had. Unbeknownst to him, his college counselor and a representative from Cornell University met with his parents and informed them that they were willing to waive all application costs and extend testing deadlines for him if Chris fully committed to attending Cornell University in the fall. Chris agreed and effectively became the first IDEA student ever accepted to an Ivy League School. Chris has since graduated with his master's and kicked off his professional career in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked as a Senior Mechanical Test Engineer for Medtronic. Though he enjoyed his life in Minneapolis, Chris and his wife (fellow IDEA alum Erica) have moved to the Rio Grande Valley to raise their family. Currently, Chris is working at the IDEA Headquarters in Weslaco as a Quality Assurance Manager on IDEA's Operations Team.

Reasons Why Parents Love IDEA

Families Come First
We are strongest when we work together and we are committed to ensuring our students are learning and growing in a safe environment each and every day.
College-Prep Academic Model
Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA focuses on college preparation for all children. In fact, we are on track to send 100% of our seniors to college for the 14th straight year.
We Are Open To All Students
We are a tuition-free public school option and accept applications from all students, regardless of where they live, their academic standing, their income, and ability level.
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Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.