IDEA Public Charter School in Washington, DC challenges, motivates, and strengthens the intellect of all of our students, whether they are pursuing paths to college or the workforce. 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 robust career and technical education courses including construction and design, early childhood education, computer programming, environmental entrepreneurship, and more. Exceptional teachers and leaders are the key to unlocking the potential of every IDEA student.
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.