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IDEA Student Spotlight: Mario Marquez

The support of a community makes all the difference when it comes to success, and no one believes that more than Mario Marquez. This bright, articulate 6th grader at IDEA Edgemere loves the sense of community that IDEA affords students and is quick to tell you so himself.  

“Everyone is family here,” he says emphatically. “Everyone on campus is here to support you and guide you to succeed.”  

Just a few weeks into his...

IDEA Public Schools Celebrates Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31

Did you know that according to National Family Partnership, children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t?

IDEA is proud to celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth a...

IDEA Public Schools Celebrates 6 Years of Existence, Achievements in Austin

This week, IDEA Public Schools celebrated 6 years of educational excellence in Austin and honored the contributions and achievements of  senior leadership, founding students, teachers, and community leaders at a luncheon on Wednesday, October 17.  The luncheon welcomed 250 attendees who heard from IDEA Board member and parent, Yolanda Davila, IDEA CEO and Founder, Tom Torkelson, and three founding IDEA Austin students.

This academic year, IDEA’s Austin region is serving 4,500 students and 9,000 parents and emp...