The campuses will add a grade level until they serve Pre-K through 12th grade in 2024. IDEA Edgemere Academy and College Prep will be located on Edgemere Boulevard, and IDEA Rio Vista Academy and College Prep will be located in Socorro off Rio Vista.
“We are excited about the development of our first IDEA schools in El Paso,” said Ernesto Cantu, the executive director of IDEA El Paso. “We look forward to serving and supporting students, families, and community members in El Paso. Our top priority is providing a quality education to El Paso students that will prepare them for college and life.”
Officials with the school say, ” In the first year, these schools will collectively serve more than 1,000 students in El Paso in grades Pre-K through 1st and 6th.”
“Based on the demand from parents for more high-performing public schools that prepare their children for college, IDEA is growing within Texas and beyond,” officials added.
For the past 17 years, IDEA has remained 100% committed to giving every student a college-ready public education. IDEA Public Schools was founded in the Rio Grande Valley in 2000; followed by schools in Austin and San Antonio.
Beginning in September, parents can visit www.ideapublicschools.org to submit an application for the 2018-19 school year or to learn more about upcoming information sessions in El Paso.