Academic Excellence

IDEA graduated 31 students this past June. Watch this video of a wonderful day for our IDEA families and community.
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Leadership and Career Training

ACAD will offer instruction by industry experts in carpentry, design, electrical, HVAC, landscaping, plumbing, green building, and more. Students will gain valuable work experience and have access to apprenticeships, internships, certifications, and safety training.
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Athletic Achievements

IDEA scholars excel on the court and on the field. Our boys basketball, girls volleyball, girls softball, and cheerleading squads have all earned charter league championships.
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IDEA in the News

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA on Examiner.com

Mark Lerner, who covers DC charter schools for examiner.com, recently interviewed IDEA Head of School Justin Rydstrom about IDEA’s remarkable turnaround. Read his article here.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA’s Achievement Profiled on WUSA Channel 9!

Watch this great video from WUSA Channel 9′s coverage of IDEA’s transformation! IDEA outpaces all DC middle and high schools in DC-CAS improvement!

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Idea in the News

Watch Mr. Rydstrom and the head of our new Academy of Construction and Design on NewsChannel8

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA’S CHARTER RENEWED FOR 15 YEARS BY DC PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD

At its March 23, 2015 meeting, the DC Public Charter School Board approved the 15-year renewal of IDEA’s charter. DCPCSB staff member Sara Medway presented the staff review of IDEA’s performance over the past two years, highlighting IDEA’s successful turnaround, which she called “remarkable.” “We are very happy with student improvement over the past two years,” READ MORE »

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Listen to a Story about IDEA on WAMU!

Listen to a Story about IDEA on WAMU!

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What's Happening at IDEA

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Renovations and Expanded Classrooms Will Provide New Learning Opportunities this Fall

Summer visitors to IDEA have seen workers busy making improvements to several classrooms on the first and second floors to prepare for students to return this fall. Students will be inspired to learn in the newly renovated, spacious, and naturally lit classrooms. Some repairs are underway to improve environmental damage that occurred during the last READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Saber Day 2015 Honors JROTC Student Leaders

IDEA’s annual Saber Day serves as the JROTC annual change of command parade, our JROTC awards program, and as a ceremonial farewell to IDEA JROTC seniors. This year’s class is very diverse, with some attending college immediately, some joining the active duty military, and some seeking to go straight into the workforce or job training READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Graduate Spotlight: Jabari Young

Jabari Young led the IDEA Timberwolves boys varsity basketball team to its first charter school league championship this year, serving as captain for the past two years. An outstanding athlete since childhood, Jabari also excels in the classroom, making the honor roll every year of high school. He served as treasurer for the Student Government READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Graduate Spotlight: Davonia Moore-Porter

Davonia Moore-Porter is IDEA Public Charter School’s valedictorian for the class of 2015. She has been named to the honor roll every quarter since seventh grade and was a member of the cheerleading squad and the yearbook committee. Outside of school, Davonia has interned for two summers at the Holocaust Museum and served as an ambassador of the Stephen Tyrone Johns READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Graduate Spotlight: Dynasia McCoy

Dynasia McCoy aspires to a career in medicine with a potential specialty in neurology. During high school Dynasia has consistently made honor roll, served with distinction in the US Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps as well as the JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard, served as Student Government Association secretary, and was a member READ MORE »

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