Welcome to IDEA El Paso

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Why We’re Here

IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life and is committed to helping every student achieve their own success. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects and continued support through college is IDEA’s recipe for success. 

IDEA understands that choosing where your child goes to school is one of the most important decisions that parents make. We believe that every child is different and parents need real options that fit their child’s and family’s needs.

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Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 6 schools in 2019, serving El Paso and Socorro.



We have a total of 2,000 students between our Academy and College Prep campuses.



Since IDEA's first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.

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    Personalized Learning
    Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

    Expert Teachers 
    Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.

    Family Partnership
    Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

    Work at IDEA

    We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in El Paso. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

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    Regional Leadership

    Mark Chavira

    Regional Director of Staffing, El Paso


    John Marin

    Regional Director of Operations,