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Welcome to IDEA Bluff Springs



FOUNDED
2016

LOCATION
1700 E. Slaughter Lane
Austin, Texas 78744

GRADES SERVED
K-3 & 6-7

ENROLLMENT
704

Campus Leadership

Dr. Jayne Pocquette

PRINCIPAL, IDEA BLUFF SPRINGS ACADEMY

Ms. Jayne Pocquette grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was the first in her family to graduate from college. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Jayne and her...

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jayne.pocquette@ideapublicschools.org
512-822-4200

DeAnna Bruce

PRINCIPAL, IDEA BLUFF SPRINGS COLLEGE PREP

A native of Austin, she is acutely aware of the educational inequities in her hometown. A Teach for America alum, she has taught and led in both traditional ISDs and CMOs in the Dallas area prior to coming on board as a...

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deanna.bruce@ideapublicschools.org
512-822-4200

Sameer Bhuchar

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF OPERATIONS, IDEA Bluff Springs

Sameer grew up outside of Houston and was raised by two immigrant parents that instilled in him the value of education. After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism, he traveled to Detroit as a Teach for America...

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sameer.bhuchar@ideapublicschools.org
512-822-4200

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.





They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.