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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Tres Lagos



FOUNDED
2017

LOCATION
5200 TRES LAGOS BLVD
MCALLEN, TX 78504

GRADES SERVED
-

ENROLLMENT
894

Campus Leadership

Benigna Carcano

IDEA Tres Lagos Academy Principal

As Founding Principal for IDEA Tres Lagos Academy, Benigna’s mission is to provide a strong Lobos nation with daily affirmations of “yes, you can and you will” to empower students to achieve great gains academically and socially. Students...

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benigna.carcano@ideapublicschools.org
956-375-8550

Megan Arenas-Goossen

IDEA Tres Lagos College Prep Principal

As Founding Principal of IDEA Tres Lagos College Preparatory, Megan Arenas-Goossen is committed to building a school culture that fosters high expectations and propels life-long learning. She is excited that even more students here in...

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megan.arenasgoossen@ideapublicschools.org
956-252-9227

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.