Welcome to IDEA El Paso

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year

Four reasons parents love IDEA el paso

1) College-Prep Academic Model. Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools 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.

2) A Technology Device For Every Student. We provide personal technology devices to all IDEA scholars. Scholars can expect the following depending on their grade level: Chromebook Tablet, Chromebook Laptop, or Dell Laptop. 

3) We Are Open To All Students.We are a tuition-free public school option in neighborhoods across the Valley. We accept applications from all students, regardless of where they live, their academic standing, their income, and ability level.

4) Highly Trained & Experienced Teachers. When COVID-19 forced distance learning across the country last spring, IDEA teachers rose to the occasion and maintained contact with nearly 100% of their students. We’re prepared to make even stronger virtual connections this year. 

Find an IDEA campus in El Paso near you!

We serve grades Pre-K through 12, more than 5,000 college-bound students in 10 schools across El Paso. We are on track to maintain our legacy of sending 100% of our graduates to college.

10

SCHOOLS

Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 10 schools in 2021, serving El Paso and Socorro.

5,100

STUDENTS

We have a total of 5,100 students between our Academy and College Prep campuses.

100%

COLLEGE BOUND

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

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. 

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year

Work at IDEA

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

Regional Leadership

Frankie Gray

Frankie Gray

Executive Director, El Paso

Larisa Gomez Valdez

Regional Director of Staffing, El Paso

Osvaldo Santiago Ramos

Regional Director of Operations, El Paso

Frankie Gray

Frankie Gray

VP of Schools, El Paso

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.