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Welcome to IDEA Walzem



FOUNDED
2014

LOCATION
6445 WALZEM RD
San Antonio, Texas 78239

GRADES SERVED
K-9

ENROLLMENT
1176

Campus Leadership

Ryane Burke

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WALZEM ACADEMY

Ryane Burke started her career in education as a 6th grade teacher at IDEA Frontier College Prep in Brownsville, TX. At Frontier, Ms. Burke was inspired by her students, families and colleagues to be the best possible educator and to one...

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ryane.burke@ideapublicschools.org

Andrea Fernandez

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WALZEM COLLEGE PREP

Andrea Fernandez has been a part of the IDEA Team & Family since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southwestern University, and subsequently two different graduate degrees, first a Master of Arts degree in Latin...

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Andrea.Fernandez@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.