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Welcome to IDEA Weslaco Pike



FOUNDED
2014

LOCATION
1000 E PIKE BLVD
Weslaco, TX 78596

GRADES SERVED
Pre-K - 9

ENROLLMENT
1509

Campus Leadership

Silvia Martinez

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WESLACO PIKE ACADEMY

Silvia Martinez was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas. In 2001, she graduated from Weslaco High School. To fulfill her college dream, in 2002, she enrolled in University of Texas Pan-American and was a 3 year graduate earning a Bachelor’s...

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silvia.martinez@ideapublicschools.org

Stephanie Sullenger

PRINCIPAL, IDEA WESLACO PIKE COLLEGE PREP

Stephanie was born and raised in Weslaco Texas, graduating from Weslaco High School in 2005.  After high school Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She later earned a...

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Stephanie.Sullenger@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.