School Locations (Grades Served 2017-2018)
5555 Old Pearsall Rd. - 78242
Carver Academy & College Prep (K-5, 6-11)
217 Robinson Pl. - 78202
Eastside Academy & College Prep (K-4, 6-8)
2519 Martin Luther King Dr. - 78220
Ewing Halsell Academy & College Prep (PK-1, 6)
2523 W. Ansley Blvd. - 78224
Harvey E. Najim Academy & College Prep (PK-1, 6)
926 S. WW White Rd. - 78220
Ingram Hills (Opening August 2018 with PK-1, 6)
3115 Majestic Dr. - 78228
Judson Academy & College Prep (K-3, 6-7)
13427 Judson Rd. - 78233
Mays Academy & College Prep (K-3, 6-7)
1210 Horal Dr. - 78245
Monterrey Park Acad. & College Prep (K-4, 6-8)
222 SW 39th St. - 78237
South Flores Academy & College Prep (K-5, 6-10)
6919 S. Flores St. - 78221
Walzem Academy & College Prep (K-5, 6-9)
6445 Walzem Rd. - 78239
Only 13 schools in all of San Antonio earned all possible distinctions for their school for the 2017 State Accountability Ratings and four were IDEA College Prep campuses.
On the 2017 A-F Accountability Ratings System IDEA Public Schools earned three A’s (Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness) and one B (Student Achievement).
US News and World Report ranked four of the eligible IDEA College Prep high schools among the top 30 in Texas, with the other two eligible schools ranked in the top 200. The Washington Post’s latest ranking of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ ranks all six of IDEA’s eligible high schools in the top 200 nationwide, and in the top 50 in Texas.
IDEA Public Schools won the 2016 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, an annual award that recognized the top high-performing charter networks across the nation.
Academics & Activities
The IDEA Academy (K-5) curriculum includes a hybrid-learning model, which provides students with a combination of individual instruction and web-based, adaptive support.
Beginning in third grade, IDEA students attend college field lessons. These lessons expose students to college and university campuses, museums, and historical sites.
The IDEA College Prep (6-12) curriculum focuses on college preparation across all subjects. The primary goal of IDEA’s college-readiness efforts is for every student to enter the first year of college without requiring remedial courses.
IDEA high school students will take at least 11 Advanced Placement (AP) courses before graduation. 26% of the Class of 2017 were AP scholars, which means these students earned credit for at least three college courses before graduating high school. In addition, 20% earned International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.
Each IDEA school sponsors a variety of student activities, including chess, basketball, soccer, robotics, Student Council, and newspaper.