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Welcome to IDEA Ewing Halsell


San Antonio, Texas 78224

Pre-K-4 & 6-9


Campus Leadership

Pam Ray

IDEA Ewing Halsell Academy Principal

Ms. Pam Ray joined IDEA in the summer of 2014, but her education career spans more than 25 years – her expertise and experience are world-class, and it shows in the work she has accomplished at IDEA Monterrey Park Academy as both an API and...

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William Chermak

IDEA Ewing Halsell College Prep Principal

Since joining Teach For America in 2010 as a corps member in San Antonio, Mr. William Chermak has been a relentless advocate for students and a standout educator. Recognized for his efforts as a teacher leader by San Antonio ISD from...

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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.