IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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April 2019 Principal's Message

With our powerful Women’s Day assembly, our upcoming poetry presentation by scholars and staff, enrollment season, and special events for seniors, spring at IDEA is packed with excitement, opportunity, and learning!

Our enrollment period for new scholars and re-enrollment for current IDEA scholars for the 2019-2020 school year began recently. New families who enroll by April 19 will receive a $100 voucher good for the purchase of school uniforms. May 1 is the deadline for new scholars to enroll. Current scholars who re-enroll by April 29 will be eligible to go on a FREE trip to Hershey Park. May 8 is the deadline for current scholars to re-enroll. We have plenty of opportunities for families to submit their enrollment paperwork. For more details, visit

Our theme for the fourth quarter is growth, where we showcase our performance in all academic areas ranging in PARCC testing, MAP end of year assessments, Senior Capstone projects, and quarterly exams. We know that we do better when we all work together, and this includes families. We rely on parents and guardians to encourage their scholars to finish the school year strong, whether it includes extra test prep, attending tutoring or Saturday School, participating in parent booster events, or supporting community service project initiatives. This is the time of year when many decisions for the next school year are made, and we value parent input in that process. IDEA is your school too--we want to hear from you! We hope that you will attend our next Parent Booster session on May 2 at 5:30 pm. Please call to RSVP today!

In a week, our ninth graders will begin showing what they know on the PARCC tests in English I and Algebra, beginning April 23. Parents of freshmen, please make sure your scholars get good sleep and arrive at school on time so they can do their best on the test!

We are so proud of our scholars who have demonstrated exceptional growth throughout the school year, showing us that hard work, targeted intervention, and perseverance pay off. We are confident that this trend will continue, and open up new paths and opportunities for our scholars.  

April 15-19 is spring break! We hope you will find this time refreshing and rejuvenating so when we return to school on April 22 we can rededicate ourselves to finishing the school year strong! We are offering a spring break boot camp for scholars who need an extra boost to help them succeed on their upcoming tests and assignments in the fourth quarter.

My door is always open and I appreciate hearing from you.



Nicole McCrae

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