Thursday, August 28, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Quotidian (Kwo tid eee an)

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Of or occurring everyday

Derivatives: NONE

Example: The driver became accustomed to the quotidian traffic.

Synonyms: Daily, mundane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Students to Receive New Biweekly Progress Reports

IDEA PCS honors our partnerships with our families. The success of our students does not solely rest on what happens in the classroom but through a triad of communication among  students, parents, and staff. As a new means of including parents in discussions about student performance, IDEA will send progress reports to families every two READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Earn $100 When a Student You Refer Enrolls at IDEA

IDEA is still accepting new students in all grades for the fall. Our office is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm for registration. If you are a current IDEA student, you can earn $100 in cash when you refer a new student to IDEA who enrolls and attends this fall.Visit for more READ MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

School Supply List for 2014-2015

Here’s what students need to be prepared to start school this year. No. 2 pencils Colored pencils Handheld pencil sharpener with lid Erasers Ballpoint pens (black or blue) Highlighters Composition notebooks (10) Loose-leaf notebook paper Several three-ring binders (one for each class) Pencil case that fits in a binder Binder dividers with pockets Index cards READ MORE »

Saturday, August 16, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Staff Spotlight: Mark Sturdivant, Vice Principal

Meet Mark Sturdivant, IDEA’s new vice principal. Mr. Sturdivant is responsible for cultivating a positive school culture and promoting responsible student behavior. My approach I give tough love. I’m definitely a parent away from home. Students can come speak with me about any situation and I can relate and help process through that obstacle. Hopefully READ MORE »

Friday, August 15, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

A Message from the Head of School

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are looking forward to seeing our hardworking returning students and many new faces in the coming weeks for orientation days and when school starts on August 25. We know this is going to be IDEA’s best year yet. We also welcome several new teachers and leaders to IDEA READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

DC Public Library: Helpful Back-to-School Tools

As the school year gets underway, DC Public Library has lots of helpful tools for students and teachers. ·       Live Homework Help in English and Spanish ·       Online databases for help with school projects ·       AP Test Prep ·       PSAT, SAT, ACT and other standardized test prep ·       Video story READ MORE »

Monday, August 4, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

NEW! Changes to IDEA Uniform Policy

New this school year, IDEA students may wear black shorts or skirts as part of their uniform. Skirts or shirts must be appropriately sized, not too tight, and be knee-length or longer. To assist in creating an environment conducive to learning, IDEA scholars are required to wear uniforms to school every day. This policy is READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony

All of us at IDEA are proud of all of the members of the class of 2014. Check out these photos of our beautiful graduates, speakers, performers, and all the participants in the June 20 commencement ceremony at Prince George’s Community College.  

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 »

Monday, June 9, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Class of 2014 College Acceptances

Congratulations to the IDEA Class of 2014 on their acceptances to the following colleges and universities. We know they will succeed wherever they land! -The Art Institute of Washington -College of Southern Maryland -Coppin State University -Hampton University -Lesley University -Lincoln College of Technology -Montgomery College -Morehouse College -Mount St. Mary’s University -North Carolina Central READ MORE »

Monday, June 9, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Senior Prom 2014

Our seniors celebrated their four years of accomplishments at prom aboard the Spirit of Washington while cruising down the Potomac River.

Sunday, June 1, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

ACE Mentor Program Members Share Their Renovation Plans

Members of the ACE Mentor Program presented their renovation of an existing residential building next to the school on May 15. Congratulations to Keshawn Davis, Ontasha Brawner, Clarice Daniels, Marquan Lancaster, Romeo Curley, Ramatu Olagunju, James Gross, and Yakira Jones for their hard work and enthusiasm this year in ACE.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Students Use Drafting, Tech Skills to Create Renovation Plans for Deanwood Homes designed by Lewis Giles Sr.

AutoCAD students are redesigning the building elevations of select homes in the Deanwood community that were built by a famous African-American architect, Lewis Giles Sr. Students are challenged with redesigning the homes so that they take on a fresh look influenced by the personality of Mr. Giles and his most common architectural style Georgian Architecture. READ MORE »

Saturday, May 31, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Three Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

Congratulations to three IDEA students in our Microsoft Academy who recently earned Microsoft certifications. Junior Angel Lucas passed the Word 2010 certification exam. Next she is working on being certified in PowerPoint 2010. Sophomore Shola Olagunju is already certified in Word 2010. He recently passed the PowerPoint 2010 exam. Now Shola, who aspires to be READ MORE »

Friday, May 23, 2014 | From IDEA PCS

Artists Take the Field at IDEA Art Carnival

IDEA students enjoyed our first ever art carnival on May 21. Art students researched the life of a famous artist, analyzed their art work, and built a carnival game inspired by the work and life of their artist. The games were: Henri Matisse’s Mysterious Maze Find Kahlo balloon Pop Degas Ballerina Toss Kara Walker’s Guess READ MORE »