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On Monday, IDEA Public Schools in El Paso will welcome thousands of students for the 2020–21 school year virtually.
This decision takes into the account the recent opinion by the State Attorney General and the guidance provided by our partners at the Texas Education Agency.
“As we prepare for a new year of success and achievements, we recognize that it will be an unusual year, but IDEA’s keen focus on rigorous academics and high expectations for student learning will not change,” says JoAnn Gama, Co-Founder, CEO and Superintendent of IDEA Public Schools. “We will continue to challenge our scholars to raise the bar on achievement as they work to and through college.”
IDEA Public School officials add that they will be providing 1:1 technology to all students to meet the needs of every student with an intentional focus on structure and rigor to keep all scholars on track regardless of where the learning itself is taking place.
“Technology allows for uninterrupted learning, regardless of possible restrictions placed on in-person schooling.”
This year, IDEA El Paso will open one new campus—IDEA Horizon Vista Academy and College Prep. For the 2020–21 school year, IDEA Horizon Vista will serve students in grades Pre-K through 1st and 6th grade. The campus will grow to serve grades Pre-K-12 when fully scaled.
IDEA Public Schools will continue to provide meals to all IDEA students via curbside meals. From March until July, IDEA Public Schooled served over four million meals to all children across Texas and Louisiana.
For more information on IDEA Public Schools in El Paso, click here.
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