IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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About IDEA


IDEA prepares students with academic, social, leadership, and occupational skills for post-secondary opportunities and to be responsible citizens who contribute to the community.


To develop a results-driven learning environment that includes all stakeholders to refine practice through productive effort, collaboration, critical thinking, continuous growth, and reflection in order to prepare scholars for college and career opportunities.

Growth Equation Motto:

Growth = Reflection + Refinement + Effort

IDEA's 2018-2019 objective is engaging scholars through academic rigor. 

Head of School and CEO Justin Rydstrom
Nicole McCrae
Chief Operations Officer 
Nicole Seward
Vice Principal 
Brad Irvin
Vice Principal
Shomari Jennings
Director of Student Support Services
Melody Washington 
Director of Special Education
Tamara Clarke