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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Looking To Build on Regular Season Success

When the season started, no one imagined that the regular season would end with the Timberwolves winning the regular season PCSAA title and five players from the team receiving league recognition. Despite the success, the team is still looking forward reaching its two goals, which are helping its two seniors get into college and winning the PCSAA tournament, READ MORE »


Sunday, February 22, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Alum Rahsaan Stewart (’13) Returns to Give Back

“No matter how much trouble you get into or the circumstances you have at home, IDEA is here to help you, motivate you, push you, stay on your back, and make sure you get to where you want to go,” said IDEA alum Rahsaan Stewart, who graduated in 2013 and is now a sophomore at Morgan READ MORE »


Saturday, February 21, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA College and Career Center Makes Futures Possible

  College, university, and military flags crisscross the ceiling of a former computer lab. Now it is a space where scholars, especially seniors, gather the necessary information needed to meet admission requirements of colleges or the armed forces. It is here that scholars research colleges and universities, write essays, and submit applications to make their READ MORE »


Friday, February 20, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

18 Microsoft Academy Students Earn New Certifications; Most in DC!

IDEA is proud of 18 of our scholars who have recently earned new certifications in Microsoft Office applications. IDEA’s Microsoft Academy is currently the most accomplished among all DC schools! Check out our ranking on the DC Leaderboard below or click here to learn more. Thanks to Mr. Mitchell for his dedication in teaching Microsoft Academy to our READ MORE »


Friday, February 13, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Staff Transform Into Historical Black Figures

As part of our Black History Month celebration, on Friday, February 6 many IDEA teachers and staff dressed as important Black historical figures.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Vote for IDEA vs. National Collegiate to Be Game of the Week on WUSA 9!

The IDEA at National Collegiate boys’​ varsity bball game is in the running for Toyota Game of the Week on WUSA 9! Help spread the word so the Timberwolves can be featured on TV (Channel 9) this Friday night. Vote via text, online, or by tweeting! 1. Text boysdc to 25543 to vote for IDEA at National READ MORE »


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Dominate KIPP at Home 72-23

Check out these great shots of our victory over KIPP on February 10. Both our Timberwolves basketball players and cheerleaders got the crowd excited by their performances!


Saturday, January 31, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Art Classes Teach Character Education Along with Color Theory

When IDEA students pick up paintbrushes in art class, they’re not just learning about brushstrokes and color mixing, they’re also discussing compassion, character, and community, and how they can make good decisions and make a difference in their neighborhoods. The results are both stunning collaborative works of art, and thoughtful, inspired scholars. This year IDEA’s READ MORE »


Monday, January 26, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Boys Basketball Starting to Put It Together

When the season started Coach knew that it would be a challenge for this year’s Timberwolves team to come together right off the bat. Despite the guys being great friends off the court, Coach Pope knew it would take time for them to build together on the court. With many guys playing varsity for the READ MORE »


Monday, January 5, 2015 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Worked Hard at Winter Break Tournaments

While many students were relaxing over the holidays, IDEA’s Timberwolves boys basketball team was competing against tough teams from across the United States at tournaments in Kentucky and West Virginia. Here are two articles about West Virginia matchups reprinted from the Journal News. Eagles Edge Timberwolves To Win Title HEDGESVILLE (WV) – Eagles coach Kelly READ MORE »


Friday, December 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Turnaround Featured on WAMU

WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza spent time at IDEA recently and told this story of the school’s turnaround on the air! Listen or read the transcript here!  


Thursday, December 18, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA Family Helps Other Families Enjoy Thanksgiving

Thanks to everyone who helped prepare Thanksgiving baskets for families in need, we were able to share healthy and delicious ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner to many local families.   


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Check out Photo Highlights of Varsity Contact Football Team and Cheerleaders

Highlights of an successful contact varsity football season, in partnership with Cesar Chavez PCS. Our IDEA varsity football players and cheerleaders came together as one during our homecoming football game. Terrance Whiting and Thomas Simmons-Ling made the city all-star team for their great season play.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Vote for IDEA to Present Our Success Story at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference

Please take a moment to vote for IDEA to present at the @National Alliance for Public Charter Schools #NCSC15. This is a huge opportunity to present in front of more than 4,500 charter school professionals, and IDEA love to have your support! Voting ends 12/19. Vote here for Mr. Rydstrom’s session titled Improving Your School’s READ MORE »


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Students and Staff Drum with Luis Garay Percussion World

At a recent town hall meeting, IDEA students and staff had the pleasure of hearing and seeing an amazing performance by Luis Garay Percussion World, and some of us even had the opportunity to participate!    


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Positive Points for Following Guiding Principles Earned a Chance to Skate!

Students who earned positive points for following IDEA’s five guiding principles were rewarded with a fun roller skating trip last month. We’re excited to take even more students out for next quarter’s trip!


Monday, December 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Timberwolves Trying to Stay on The Right Track (Boys Basketball)

The Timberwolves start the season off 2-2 with wins over King George High School in Virginia and Anacostia High School in DC. The Timberwolves’ two losses came from Stafford High School in Virginia and Coolidge High School in DC. The first game of the season turned out to be a barn burner as the game READ MORE »


Monday, December 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Celebrating Teamwork at 9th Grade Saturday Math Academy

I was so proud of those who attended the 9th grade Saturday Math Academy last Saturday. Students were engaged with first discussing things that hinder their success and learning in class to set the tone and help mindsets for the week ahead. Then students were engaged with connecting equation, graph, and table when graphing linear READ MORE »


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

IDEA English Team Builds Skills at National Council of Teachers of English Conference

IDEA’s English teachers were recently afforded the opportunity to attend the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) conference at National Harbor. Our entire department was able to participate in several workshops and trainings over the course of four days. Members of our science and social studies teams were able to attend as well to READ MORE »


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Congratulations to First Quarter Honor Roll Students and Those with Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our scholars who made the honor roll for the first quarter by earning a GPA of 3.0 or above and for our scholars who had perfect attendance! Keep up the amazing work! First Quarter Honor Roll 9th grade Mercedes B, Simeon C, Lushawna H, Larry H, Aaron P, Lynea S, Eryka W, Destiny READ MORE »