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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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IDEA PCS provides rigorous academics, innovative technology training, and leadership through JROTC. Students at IDEA enjoy learning with new textbooks, computers, and labs. Students stay fit and competitive using our new health and wellness center. At IDEA, every student matters. Enroll now!

Blog: Stories from Behind the Shield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Home School Association Meeting Will Be Saturday, April 26

The Home School Association will hold its next meeting on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to noon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

JROTC Unit Represents IDEA in Academic and Athletic Ceremonies and Competitions

On March 20 and 22, the JROTC color guard and honor guard participated in ceremonies presenting the colors and assisting Center for Student Support and the American Legion in conducting ceremonies in Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia respectively. IDEA’s JROTC had one of three teams in Washington, DC that qualified to participate in the second READ MORE »

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

French Class Practices Language Skills at Restaurant

The French class is working on a unit about food and each student has to present a cooking show. We saw and ate a special breakfast burrito, a fruit salad, s’mores, a strawberry parfait, croissants and chickpea salad. For our end of unit project, the class wrote a script and went to practice our French READ MORE »

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Art Students Explore Painter and Printmaker Chuck Close

by Deniqua Smith Art 2 has been studying the work of print maker and painter Chuck Close. We explored alternative methods of mark making and read about the history of Close. We discovered his challenges with learning and physical disabilities and how that required him to change the way he created art. We finished our READ MORE »

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Music Students Present Keyboard and Guitar Works; IDEA Band Preparing for Graduation

The music classes presented their third quarter performances for the entire school on March 27. The students played a variety of songs on keyboard and guitar, including Minuet in D by Beethoven, Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, Amazing Grace, and some folk songs such as Itsy Bitsy spider, London Bridge, and Hot Cross Buns. Meanwhile, the READ MORE »