IDEA alumni

Sometimes the college journey can be tough.

If you know of a former student who wants to get back into college, tell them to reach out. The Alumni Team can help them re-enroll.

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  • Are you having a #HealthyKidsHere summer? We know summers are hot, but that doesn't mean you can't get outside! Try making morning or evening family walks part of your routine. #WellnessWednesday #healthylifestyle #IDEAPublicSchools #SummerTime #Exercise
  • "IDEA has helped me separate things that are important and things that aren’t.  Being here has changed my culture and my work ethic. I have learned that in life there are no excuses for anything.  I may face obstacles, but I don’t care.  I am going to go to college as a student-athlete, get a degree, and make my family proud." Victor Medellin, 2018 IDEA Toros Graduate. 
Victor will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan College in the fall.  Way to go, Victor! #IDEAProud #Classof2018 #IDEAPublicSchools #CollegeBound #Graduate #CollegeforAll #westvirginiawesleyan #IDEAToros #MotivationMonday
  • Today is #SummerLearning Day! At IDEA Public Schools, we’re proud to #KeepKidsLearning during the summer. #IDEAProud #IDEAPublicSchools #SummerReading #RoyalReader
  • “We always felt part of a motivated team whose number one goal was to make our sons the best readers they could be.” For three years in a row, starting in Kinder, Ethan Gobina has read more than one million words! His brother, Micah, became IDEA Edinburg’s first Kindergarten Word Master! Read more on the Gobina brothers and  their love for reading in our latest issue of IMPACT magazine! Link in bio.
#RoyalReaders #IDEAProud #IDEAPublicSchools #WordMaster #Brothers #Education #CollegeforAll #OneMillionWords
  • We can't forget about some of our youngest scholars! Today's #ThrowbackThursday is from IDEA Mission's Kinder graduation! Watch out 1st grade, here they come, and they are ready to learn! #IDEAProud #CollegeforAll  #TBT #IDEAPublicSchools
  • Happy #4thofJuly, Team and Family! How are you spending the holiday?
#ideapublicschools #fourthofjuly #independenceday
  • Jose Romero faced many obstacles along his path to success. He overcame Leukemia in middle school and went on to score IDEA Mission’s highest ACT score, going from a 32 to a 34, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. His entire family has attended IDEA Public Schools, and he will be the 3rd of 4 students graduating from IDEA Mission. 
Jose was accepted to a number of universities which included Brown, Princeton, and Yale. Romero was the only student from all schools in the Rio Grande Valley to be accepted to Princeton, but in the fall he will attend Brown University. Way to go, Jose! #IDEAProud #Classof2018 #BrownUniversity #CollegeforAll
  • Last week, The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools inducted Tom Torkelson, IDEA CEO and Founder, and JoAnn Gama, IDEA Co-Founder, President, and Superintendent, into the 2018 National Charter School Hall of Fame. Read more about this momentous occasion by clicking on the link in our bio! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #IDEAProud #HallofFame #NCSC18 #CharterSchool #IDEAPublicSchools
  • Happy National Selfie Day! Show us your IDEA selfies by tagging us in your post! #NationalSelfieDay #IDEAPublicSchools
  • "I joined the IDEA Team & Family in 6th grade at IDEA Alamo.  When I look back on my years at IDEA, it’s hard to pull out a single strand of memory, or one single person, because the amount of amazing classmates, teachers, community members, leaders, cafeteria staff, bus drivers, you name it, could fill this entire room.  They helped my family and me and supported us every step of the way. " - Brenda Sifuentes, 2018 IDEA Alamo Graduate.  Brenda will be attending the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the fall.
#IDEAProud #IDEAPublicSchools #IDEAAlamo #Classof2018 #HighSchoolGraduation #CollegeForAll
  • Happy Father's Day! We are thankful for all of the IDEA dads, grandpas, uncles and godfathers who support our students to and through college! #IDEAProud #FathersDay
Free Meals Offered to All Students at Select Campuses this Fall through Community Eligibility Provision

Free Meals Offered to All Students at Select Campuses this Fall through Community Eligibility Provision

Last school year, the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) at IDEA Public Schools adopted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which provides free breakfast and lunch to...

Great IDEA: Recipes for a Happy and Healthy 4th of July

Great IDEA: Recipes for a Happy and Healthy 4th of July

The 4th of July is upon us and for many, celebrating our nation’s independence means food, family, and fun. From delicious family recipes to e...

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