Welcome to IDEA El Paso

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of El Paso, Texas.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
Esperanza Moreno Library
12480 Pebble Hills, El Paso, TX 79938

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Rio Vista Community Center
901 N Rio Vista Rd., El Paso, Texas 79927


IDEA Public Schools is now accepting applications to attend its schools for the 2018-19 school year! By 2018, four IDEA schools in El Paso will educate nearly 1,000 students. IDEA Edgemere Academy and College Prep and IDEA Rio Vista Academy and College Prep will serve students in grades Pre-K, Kinder, 1st and 6th in the first year.

We are a community of public schools committed to serving your neighborhood’s unique needs. IDEA graduates have become successful college students who give back to their communities and create the opportunities of tomorrow. IDEA’s expert teachers partner with students and families every step of the way to ensure students are prepared for success in college and life.


From the first day students set foot on an IDEA Public Schools campus, we begin preparing them for success in college and in life. IDEA helps children blossom into tomorrow’s leader, critical thinker, and change-maker by focusing on the whole child.

For the past 17 years, IDEA schools have offered an excellent free, public, personalized education to Texas students. We are happy to have a new home for our trusted, whole student approach here in El Paso. We achieve our record of 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, and character and leadership development.

We ensure your child succeeds: IDEA takes careful steps to ensure that each child develops the skills and tools they need to succeed in school, college and beyond. Personalized learning at IDEA means every student learns at the level and speed just right for them.

Expert teachers: Our expert teachers are critical to IDEA’s success. Our teachers will invest as much time and effort into your child’s success as you have, working day in and day out to make sure that each child is set on the path to success.

We are a team: Your support as a parent plays an important role in your child’s learning and development. Through community events, parent-teacher conferences, and staying up to date on your child’s progress online, we partner with our parents to make sure that each child has the encouragement and tools they need.


Join Our Team & Family

Apply Now for the 2018-19 School Year



In 2018, IDEA El Paso will be home to IDEA Rio Vista Academy and College Prep, and IDEA Edgemere Academy and College Prep. 



In 2018, we will we have a total of 1,000 students between our academy and college prep campuses in grades Pre-K through 1 & 6. 



100% of our kids will be college bound. IDEA has a track record of 100% college acceptance for 11 consecutive years. 

Our Locations

1. IDEA Edgemere
Limited Grades: PK, K, 1, 6

2. IDEA Rio Vista
Limited Grades: PK, K, 1, 6

Robert Guenaga
Regional Director of Operations

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