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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Monterrey Park



FOUNDED
2014

LOCATION
222 SW 39th St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

GRADES SERVED
-

ENROLLMENT
1306

Campus Leadership

Martha Short

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTERREY PARK ACADEMY

Martha Short is a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Spanish and Sociology. While at Grove City College, her accomplishments include earning Dean’s List with...

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martha.short@ideapublicschools.org

Curtis Lawrence

PRINCIPAL, IDEA MONTERREY PARK COLLEGE PREP

Curtis Lawrence, though with family roots in Ghana, West Africa, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. There, he started his career in education in the underserved communities of Red Hook and Bedford-Stuyvesant.After graduate...

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curtis.lawrence@ideapublicschools.org

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.