We're IDEA

Award-winning, tuition-free public schools

Joining IDEA is easy and students can enroll as long as there are open seats available in their grade.

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At IDEA, we're dedicated to enriching the lives of each of our young scholars because the difference your child experiences now makes all the difference in their future.

We employ passionate teachers who provide individualized learning.

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We focus on academic excellence alongside character building.

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We push our students and show them how to achieve what we both know they can.

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We ensure the success of every one of our students, both inside and outside the classroom.

100% College Acceptance

Ten years of 100% College Acceptance

Ranked Top 1% High Schools

Ranked among the Top 1% of high schools in the nation

America's Best Charter School Network

Recently named America's Best Charter School Network


Rio Grande Valley

  1. IDEA Alamo
  2. IDEA Brownsville
  3. IDEA Donna
  4. IDEA Edinburg
  5. IDEA Frontier
  6. IDEA McAllen
  1. IDEA Mission
  2. IDEA North Mission
  3. IDEA Pharr
  4. IDEA Quest
  5. IDEA Rio Grande City
  6. IDEA Riverview
  1. IDEA San Benito
  2. IDEA San Juan
  3. IDEA Toros
  4. IDEA Tres Lagos
  5. IDEA Weslaco
  6. IDEA Weslaco Pike

San Antonio

  1. IDEA Carver
  2. IDEA Eastside
  3. IDEA Judson
  4. IDEA Mays
  5. IDEA Monterrey Park
  6. IDEA South Flores
  7. IDEA Walzem
  8. IDEA Harvey E. Najim
  9. IDEA Ewing Halsell
  10. IDEA Brackenridge


  1. IDEA Rundberg
  2. IDEA Allan
  3. IDEA Bluff Springs


IDEA has designed a college preparatory program for each grade level. Each year, our curriculum is tailored to ensure your child is achieving subject-matter mastery, increasing their problem-solving skills.

After their personalized learning foundation from Pre-K to 5th grade, IDEA students begin rigorous Pre-AP coursework in the 6th grade, our AP for All Program in the 9th grade, and will take 11 AP courses before they graduate - all of which prepare them for success in college.

Learn more about our Elementary and College Prep curriculum.

Pre-K Program:

Beyond fundamental instruction in reading, language, and math, our Pre-K curriculum also includes science lessons, field trips, and activities that promote the development of problem-solving and social skills for our youngest learners.

Applying to IDEA is easy, and students are selected as long as there are open seats available in their grade.