IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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Career & Technical Education

IDEA’s career and technical education program includes a variety of pathways for scholars to explore. Our vision of successful career and technical education includes creating meaningful connections between academic disciplines and hands-on activities and real-world learning opportunities. IDEA's new Director of Career and Technical Education Andrea Zimmermann is developing a strategic plan for college and career readiness that will reach every IDEA scholar. We are seeking input on this plan from student, parents, alumni, employers, and the wider community. Contact Ms. Zimmermann at 202.399.4750 or

CTE course offerings include 

  • Academy of Construction and Design
  • Child Development Associate program
  • Video game design and coding
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Graphic design and screen printing 

IDEA is committed to providing eligible scholars with academic enrichment and career development opportunities outside of school in addition to inside the classroom. These programs include

  • Dual enrollment with the University of the District of Columbia Community College
  • Internships through Urban Alliance