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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

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 »

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 »