• Regions:
  • RGV
  • San Antonio
  • Austin
  • El Paso
  • Agribusiness

  • Palmview
  • Animal Science

  • Palmview
  • Biomedical Science

  • Alamo
  • Mays
  • Riverview
  • Robindale
  • San Benito
  • Tres Lagos
  • Biomedical Science (PLTW)

  • Health Professions
  • Cybersecurity

  • Edgemere
  • Mesa Hills
  • San Benito
  • Digital Multimedia

  • Toros
  • Electives

  • Carver
  • Converse
  • Donna
  • Eastside
  • Edinburg
  • Ewing Halsell
  • Frontier
  • Ingram Hills
  • Mission
  • Montopolis
  • Walzem
  • Engineering

  • Brackenridge
  • Harlingen
  • North Mission
  • Pflugerville
  • Rio Grande City
  • San Juan
  • Engineering (PLTW)

  • Los Encinos
  • Entrepreneurship

  • Sports Park
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia Arts

  • Bluff Springs
  • Owassa
  • Pflugerville
  • Quest
  • Rio Vista
  • Rundberg
  • Healthcare Therapeutics

  • Edgemere
  • Kyle
  • Quest
  • Law Enforcement

  • Elsa
  • Legal Studies

  • Kyle
  • Parmer Park
  • Nursing Science

  • Elsa
  • Judson
  • Mesa Hills
  • Rio Grande City
  • Weslaco
  • Programming & Software Development

  • Alamo
  • Brackenridge
  • Mays
  • North Mission
  • Owassa
  • Pharr
  • Rio Vista
  • Riverview
  • Robindale
  • Rundberg
  • San Juan
  • Tres Lagos
  • Weslaco
  • Weslaco Pike

Back-to-School Resources


We set ambitious goals, hold ourselves and each other accountable for achieving results, and believe that our students will succeed to and through college. Our results show what’s possible when the adults in the system get it right and represent the collective effort and focus of the entire IDEA Team & Family. See what “We Deliver Results” means to our students. [Video]

Al Lopez

Al Lopez
In Memoriam

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Our Pre-K program focuses on reading, language, and math instruction in small learning groups, ensuring individualized support for our youngest scholars.

Pre-K Curriculum


Traditional classroom instruction is blended with personalized, cutting-edge technology to ensure that all students perform at or above grade level.

K–2 Curriculum


Classroom instruction is enhanced by visits to university campuses and field lessons that teach students about their future, their communities, and their world.

3–5 Curriculum


Middle school students begin rigorous Pre-AP instruction, mastering strategies that prepare them for the next phase of our college prep program, high school.

6–8 Curriculum


Our commitment to AP and IB for All means that all students graduate fully prepared for the rigors of college level work in subjects.

9–12 Curriculum

College Bound

Our commitment to AP and IB for All means that all students graduate fully prepared for the rigors of college level work in subjects.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion over the years

February 2015
Unconscious Bias Session

Phillip Garza (Chief Diversity Officer), Khalil Graham (Principal) and Bethany Solis (Director of Leadership Development) jump started the first DEI development at Executive Leadership Council​

July 2015
Teachable Point of View

Phillip Garza, Chief Success Officer, began to develop a clear point of view to push the DEI work further

Guiding Coalition

A group of Executive Leadership Council members were selected to help support the DEI efforts at IDEA

August 2018
DEI Role Created

A Director of DEI was hired to support the districts DEI vision and strategy through a listening tour of thousands of IDEA stakeholders​

Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias Path

DEI became an org-wide priority and we worked to define what DEI at IDEA meant and begin the process of naming our commitment to being an anti-racist and anti-bias organization and create a plan to live into that commitment

When Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) became an organization-wide priority in 2020, IDEA Public Schools created a year-long plan for our DEI vision, strategy and plan.

Year Zero (2020-2021)

CEO, Chiefs and Executive Leadership Council align on path forward of DEI as a priority and being a leader in the anti-racist and anti-bias movement

Leadership Towards Equity Kick-Off

30-hour DEI professional development pilot to build DEI competencies, mindsets, knowledge and skills

CEO DEI Town Halls

Open forums across the organization to get feedback from staff on biggest issues to tackle through the DEI priority

Launch DEI Steering Committee

Committee to help set the vision and direction for our DEI work in partnership with Promise 54

Equity Audit Conducted

Promise 54 conducted DEI surveys to help assess policies and practices that impact staff and culture across the organization

Focus Groups Conducted

Promise 54 conducted focus groups to gather qualitative data to further contextualize the equity survey data

Black Student Achievement and Culture Committee

Committee created to support our Black students and staff to ensure they are feeling seen, heard and valued

School Culture Advisory Committee

Committee created to recommend any shifts to student culture

Anti-Racist Curriculum Project Launch

Committee-led group of teachers and teacher leaders to help create an anti-racist rubric to be used to develop new curriculum and evaluate current curriculum with a lens towards anti-racism

DEI Board Workshop

DEI professional development offered to IDEA board members to develop a common language to address race and bias-related issues IDEA is confronting

Launch ELC DEI Professional Development

Support organization leaders to bring DEI into their leadership through 360-degree reviews (feedback from peers/ manager/ other staff) and coaching for chief-level leaders, five three-hour long DEI capacity building sessions for all ELC members

Core Values Revision Process

To reflect the best of who we are and who we aspire to become

View IDEA's core values

3-Year DEI Strategic Plan

In partnership with Promise 54our Chiefs, ELC, and DEI Committee created a multi-year strategic plan to codify our priorities, align resources, and set measurable goals to achieve over the next three years

Year One (2021-2022)

Board Approval of DEI Strategic Plan and publication of our DEI Commitment on our website

Management Training

Launched our first Inclusive Leadership Series: Mitigating Bias Module for all managers across the organization

Ongoing DEI Training for Leaders

Leadership Towards Equity Series is offered to all principals, regional leadership teams and national vice presidents

DEI Team expanded with the addition of a vice president and DEI coordinator

School Menu / Menu Escolar

Menus can be viewed online by clicking the links below.
Los menús se pueden ver en línea haciendo clic en el enlace.

Al Lopez


Collin Sewell

Vice Chair

John Smith


John Smith


John Smith

2021.06.23 Board Meeting
2021.06.17 Board Meeting
2021.06.03 Board Meeting
2021.06.03 Board Meeting

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IDEA’s Anonymous Ethics and
Compliance Hotline 833-380-1041

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Stay informed!

IDEA’s Anonymous Ethics and
Compliance Hotline 833-380-1041

As required by Title IX, IDEA Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with IDEA Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to IDEA’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

IDEA’s Title IX Coordinator is: Martin Winchester, Chief Human Assets Officer, 2115 W. Pike Blvd., Weslaco, Texas 78596, (956) 377-8000, martin.winchester@ideapublicschools.org.

IDEA Public Schools National Board Members: Al Lopez – Chair, Collin Sewell – Vice Chair, Ed Rivera – Treasurer, Ryan Vaughan – Secretary, Reba Cardenas McNair, David Earl, Erich Holmsten, Saam Zarrabi, Xenia Garza, Michael Adams, Gary Lindgren.


At IDEA, we believe every child can go to college, anywhere!

Our Regions

Rio Grande Valley, TX

2115 W. Pike Blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596
Main: (956) 377-8000
Fax: (956) 447-3796

San Antonio, TX

7035 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 239-4959

Austin, TX

2800 South IH 35
Suite 265
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 822-4959

El Paso, TX

813 N. Kansas St.
Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 888-4600

Greater Houston, TX

(956) 377-8000

Permian Basin, TX

(956) 377-8000

Tarrant County, TX

600 Bryan Ave.
Suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 885-4200

Southern Louisiana, LA

804 Main Street
Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 571-5910

Tampa Bay, FL

5001 N. Nebraska Ave.
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 467-3004

Jacksonville, FL

(956) 377-8000

Cincinnati, OH

(956) 377-8000

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.