IDEA Public Schools Hosts Groundbreaking for New Campus in Mission

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MISSION, TEXAS – IDEA Public Schools hosted community leaders, board members, supporters, IDEA students, and others in celebrating the groundbreaking of its newest campus in the Upper Valley, IDEA Palmview, which will be located at 4100 N Schuerbach Rd, on Wednesday, October 9th at 8:30 a.m.

IDEA Public Schools was founded in the Rio Grande Valley in 2000. Since then, they have opened schools in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Tarrant County, and Southern Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will operate more than 200 schools in 10 regions preparing to serve 100,000 students and families. In the Rio Grande Valley, IDEA currently serves 27,000 students at 39 schools. They are poised to serve 38,000 students at 55 schools by 2022. Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, 100% of seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony - took place on Wednesday, October 9th at 4100 N Schuerbach Rd. Mission, Texas 78572

Tom Torkelson – CEO and Founder – IDEA Public Schools, Cassandra Flores – VP of Schools – Upper Valley, IDEA Public Schools, Samuel Goessling, Chief Advancement Officer – IDEA Public Schools, Marisol Flores and Diedra Medina – Founding Principals of IDEA Palmview were also present.

For more information or to attend the groundbreaking, please contact Jennifer Flores at 210-551-9253 or [email protected]              

IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves nearly 53,000 college-bound students in 96 schools across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100 percent of its graduates to college.

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