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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Rundberg



FOUNDED
2015

LOCATION
9504 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78753

GRADES SERVED
-

ENROLLMENT
940

Campus Leadership

Karen Weissinger

PRINCIPAL, IDEA RUNDBERG ACADEMY

Karen Weissinger began her education career in 2006 as a Teach For America New York City Corps Member in a South Bronx traditional public school and then in a Brooklyn Uncommon Schools charter. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in...

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karen.weissinger@ideapublicschools.org

Taylor Nichols

PRINCIPAL, IDEA RUNDBERG COLLEGE PREP

With a BA in History from Princeton University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership, Teachers College – Columbia University, Taylor Nichols knows children are not currently getting the education they deserve and strives to change...

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taylor.nichols@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.