At IDEA Public Schools, we believe the road to college starts at a young age. You can still join IDEA’s Team & Family for the 2017-18 school year. Enrollment is open through July 31 for limited spots at IDEA Rio Grande City and IDEA San Juan in the Rio Grande Valley, and IDEA South Flores, IDEA Harvey E. Najim, and IDEA Ewing-Halsell in San Antonio. Enroll today, or fill out an interest form to learn more!
About Pre-K at IDEA
Three years ago, IDEA launched its Pre-K program at IDEA Pharr Academy. The mission: Place four-year-olds on the path to college with a quality Pre-K program.
“We saw the data explode—kids were responding,” Dolores Gonzalez, IDEA’s Chief Program Officer, said about the pilot. “They were beginning to learn the building blocks of literacy at 4 years old.”
Due to tremendous success at IDEA Pharr Academy, IDEA currently offers Pre-K at thirteen campuses across the Rio Grande Valley, with plans to expand this innovative program for young learners across Texas.
Beyond fundamental instruction in reading, language, and math, our Pre-K curriculum includes science lessons, field trips, and activities that promote the development of problem-solving and social skills. It’s a half-day program that lends itself to small, intimate learning groups with no more than 10 students per group. This allows teachers to devote plenty of personalized attention to each student, and also provide opportunities for re-teaching when needed.
“The kids are ready—they have the reading skills and the phonic awareness,” Sonia Aguilar, Principal of IDEA Pharr Academy explained. “Our students are talking about college at four years old, and that’s just amazing.”