IDEA Public Charter School in Washington DC is designed to challenge, motivate, and strengthen the intellect of all of students, whether they are pursuing paths to college, the workforce, or the military. Founded in 1997, IDEA is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility in the historic Deanwood community. In addition to rigorous core academics, IDEA offers the Academy of Construction and Design to teach skilled trades, early childhood education classes, US Army Junior ROTC, green initiatives, and interscholastic sports.
Why Teachers Love IDEA
Focus on the individual
Students and teachers can get lost in large high schools. Our small school size, wrap-around service model, and low teacher-to-student ratio are integral to building the individual relationships students need to pursue their dreams.
Our teachers work together to ensure that students see meaningful connections across the curriculum. Leaders provide data-driven coaching to ensure that all teachers are growing alongside their students.
To honor the extraordinary commitment of our teachers IDEA provides compensation matching DC Public Schools’ exceptional pay scale and benefits.