IDEA Public Schools' approach to education is focused on college preparation for all children.
Our elementary curriculum includes a hybrid learning model known as BetterIDEA, in which all elementary students participate. Our college prep curriculum focuses on college preparation across all subjects.
Beginning in third grade, IDEA students go on college field lessons. The trips can last as little as a day or as much as a week, taking students to college and university campuses, museums, and historical sites.
All IDEA students are on the college track participating in Advanced Placement courses. Our flagship campus, IDEA College Prep Donna, has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization to offer the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, which serve students in grades 6 to 12. Several other IDEA schools are candidates for IB authorization. Students attending schools that have been authorized to offer Diploma Programmes have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an IB diploma and 24 or more college hours.
Through the IDEA Public Schools employee giving campaign called Give Me Five, we actively support our students to go college.