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IDEA PCS Students, Teachers, Parents, and Leadership Shine through Phenomenally Improved 2013 DC-CAS Scores

IDEA PCS students improved their DC-CAS scores more than students at any other DC public and charter school in 2013, thanks to the transformation of school culture and the hard work and dedication of IDEA leadership, teachers, parents, and students. We are proud to receive the designation of Reward School by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, given only to schools demonstrating the top 5% of test score growth. Learn more about IDEA’s test results here.

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Blog: Stories from Behind the Shield

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Class of 2015 Prepares to Rise to Senior Class Status with Pep Rally and Wins Student/Teacher Basketball Game

IDEA’s rising seniors, in their first schoolwide event, the End of the Year Hoopfest, defeated the teachers in overtime by one point, with a final score of 45-44. The Student Government Association-sponsored event provided an opportunity for IDEA to get acquainted with the new 2014-2015 class officers: President Keshawn Davis Vice President Ramatu Olagunju Secretary READ MORE »

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

New PARCC Assessments to Replace DC-CAS Tests

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, DC students, including at IDEA PCS, will take PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments instead of the DC-CAS tests that have been given for many years. The new testing system is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which DC has adopted and which READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA’s Own Royalty Models Stage First Fashion Show to Rave Reviews, Featuring Guests R.O.E. The Agency

Royalty Models’ first fashion show #WatchTheThrone was a great success. The students and their team of coaches from R.O.E. The Agency worked very hard over the past few months to ensure the success of the show. During the show, the models wore designer fashions by Ethnicity Brand, as well as their own fashions that showcased their individual READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

9th Grade Academy and Summer School Began June 30

The purpose of the ninth grade academy is to provide incoming ninth graders with a strong foundation for academic and behavioral success in high school. Our goals for the academy include: Increase passing rate of ninth-grade students by 20% Reduce the number of students failing one or more courses during freshmen year Obtain baseline data READ MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Spotlight on Five Outstanding Members of Class of 2014

Shanta S. Bryant demonstrated exceptional leadership ability throughout her time at IDEA, serving as president of her sophomore, junior, and senior classes. In the community, Shanta served as Ward 7 Youth City Councilmember and has been active in the DC Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute. At school she also participated in IDEA’s Book Club and Art READ MORE »