IDEA Public Schools El Paso
IDEA Public Schools prepares students from underserved communities for success in college and citizenship and is committed to developing students with the academic, social, and leadership characteristics to apply, matriculate, and succeed in college. IDEA’s work begins as early as Pre-K and supports alumni through college graduation. For the past 14 years, 100% of IDEA seniors have been accepted to college and 99.8% have matriculated.

Causes: Education, Social Justice, Youth

Closing the Digital Divide!

IDEA Public Schools is honored to be a part of the El Paso community. Over the last seven months we have been deeply moved by the hardships endured by our students, families, and community as they have struggled to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. At the same time, we have been inspired by the courage of teachers, the commitment of our community, and the resilience of our kids and families.

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IDEA is proud of the role we have played in responding to this crisis. When Governor Abbott ordered the closure of public school campuses across Texas, we immediately developed and implemented a robust distance learning program for our students. IDEA also understood that families had needs greater than education, and over the months of March through August, we provided over 4 million meals to families across the communities we serve.

Students and families across Texas are now making difficult decisions about when and how they will send their children to school. At IDEA, we are committed to ensuring our campuses and classrooms are safe for our families that want to send their children back to campus, while also offering a robust high-quality distance learning option.

Unfortunately, not every family has the resources to take advantage of distance learning options. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) estimates that more than 1.8 million students lack the technology needed to learn from home.

We’re committed to closing the connectivity gap, and together, we can make a difference. Your support on #ElPasoGivingDay allows us to fulfill our commitment to closing the digital divide to ensure every IDEA El Paso student has the tools and connectivity needed to interact with their teachers and access the college preparatory education they deserve. Thank YOU for giving!