IDEA 2018 College-Bound Graduates

Congratulations to IDEA’s Class of 2018! These next two weeks, seniors from across the Rio Grande Valley will attend graduation to commemorate their academic career with friends, family, IDEA staff, and members of the community.  There will be much to celebrate, as the 849 seniors making up the IDEA class of 2018 have accomplished many incredible feats.  Here is a snapshot of their accomplishments:

·         100% college acceptance for the twelfth straight year

·         More than $41 million in grants and scholarships

·         4654 acceptances to 377 universities across the country

·         17 Ivy acceptances

·         257 Tier 1 acceptances

·         584 Tier 2 acceptances

·         Over 590 First Generation College Students

The events will be a special time to reflect upon stellar academic careers and accomplishments, thus far, and a time to celebrate the journeys the Class of 2018 will begin on college campuses this fall.  Congratulations to all 11 IDEA campuses that will graduate seniors this year:

·         IDEA Alamo

·         IDEA Donna

·         IDEA Edinburg

·         IDEA Frontier

·         IDEA Pharr

·         IDEA Mission

·         IDEA Quest

·         IDEA San Benito

·         IDEA San Juan

·         IDEA Toros

·         IDEA Weslaco


Graduation ceremonies date and times:

May 31:

IDEA Pharr Graduation 6-8 pm, Renaissance Event Center

June 1:

IDEA Toros Graduation 7 pm, HEB Park

June 2:

IDEA Donna Graduation 10-12 am, UTRGV Performing Arts Center

IDEA Frontier Graduation 2-4 pm, TSC Arts Center

IDEA San Benito Graduation 2-4 pm, Harlingen Municipal Auditoriam

IDEA Weslaco Graduation 10 am, Edinburg Conference Center

IDEA Quest Graduation 6 pm, Edinburg Conference Center

IDEA San Juan Graduation 1-3 pm, Boggus Event Center

IDEA Edinburg Graduation 5:30-7pm, UTRGV Performing Arts Center

June 3:

Alamo Graduation 1-3 pm, Edinburg Conference Center

June 4:

Mission Graduation 1-3:30 pm, McAllen Convention Center


On behalf of all of IDEA Public Schools, we send our well wishes to our 2018 IDEA graduates as they transition to college campuses this fall!

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