IDEA Frontier College Preparatory
- Public, Charter
- BROWNSVILLE, TX
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory Reviews
Rating 3.83 out of 5 206 reviews
Idea Frontier College Preparatory is an excellent high school. The teachers and counselors help you with your journey to and through college.
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory is a public school that is constantly striving to improve the conditions of itself. I was usually always busy with an assingment.
Being an IDEA student since Kinder really opened my eyes and demonstrated to me the various cultures at my school. When speaking about culture, I don't only mean ethnic culture, but also school culture/ideology, sports culture, and extracurricular culture. While I can learn cultures at any school, I know no school will compare to IDEA- even if I joined this family in middle school rather than Kinder. The core values and teamwork displayed at my school are aspects that are meant to be memorable and carried on throughout the entirety of someone's life. However, the one aspect that could change would be the amount of extracurriculars offered. I wish there was a larger variety of options to choose from, such as a football team for the men at my school or a strong dance team for both genders, or even something as small as a chess club. However, my school is very limited in that sense, and that is something I would wish to change in the future years.
With my time in IDEA to when I graduated, everybody did more than they should solely because they cared about us students and our respective ambitions. However, I do want to note the challenges in staying afloat in IDEA, especially with the number of AP and IB courses you are required to take. With that said, my worst experiences were trying to keep my grades above 80 with 10 IB courses, so you definitely have to give 110% all the time. My best experience with IDEA was the times we got to know the teachers and staff, which were more than happy to talk to you and hear out any concerns you may have. The only thing I hope they can change is how they introduce AP and IB courses for people who may struggle in academics.
IDEA used to be a school about achieving academic excellence and unfortunately over the years that has not been a priority anymore due to budget cuts, etc. Although it is a school that makes sure that there is college for all which is why that is a good part about attending Idea Frontier.
I honestly would not recommend going to this school as it is not in the state that it used to be when I first entered.
Something that I will always enjoy at Idea is the community that Idea stands by. Ensuring that all students apply and get into a college is something that I see is really important. Having the chance for students to be able to at least have that option of going to college is important. At idea despite the size that may not offer as much in terms of activities compared to other schools, the people who have been at Idea, teachers, staff, and others have built this small community at our school. It’s a place where students can feel pushed for doing better and ensuring that they are doing whatever it takes in order to have better opportunities in their life. The messages or also known as core values that Idea presents itself and stands by most often are one of the ways it’s community is formed. One of the other things that make Idea is it’s history of students who have come back and spread the same message back to other future students. People who are building a better community.
I love that the teacher care so much for the wellbeing of the students and how they interact with each one of us. Some things i would like the school to change is that they need to add more sports more clubs that student would like to join. Overall the school can improve on the resource’s that each teacher gets.
First of all, Idea Frontier is a charter school, so it gives the opportunity to everyone no matter their race,color or financial situation.With this in mind I'd say this is one of the best schools there are out there.The first time i got here everyone was so friendly (teachers and students) and I really felt included because this won't be the case in all schools.Like in all school there are great rules and HORRIBLE RULES, for example the uniform policy and the electronics policy.I understand that many schools have uniforms and electronics rules but usually no in high school where there is supposed to be more "liberty".The teacher are amazing,some teachers work their butts off trying to get everyone to understand and to pass the class.This is mainly seen in high school,because there is where the real difference is.Idea Frontier is also know for its IB program as is it so rigorous and extensive (workwise).This program prepares teens for college and gives a chance for college credit.
IDEA Frontier is very big on college readiness and will ensure 100% of their students go to a college or university. In the future I hope there are more sponsors to create more after school clubs. As of right now, there are limited clubs to join and the same goes for sports. This could ensure students, especially juniors and seniors to work on their resumes and have enough activities to add on it.
They gave us a good education and good opportunities for academic testing like AP tests and ACT tests, but their focus on college acceptance was forceful and could be harmful for some students who would have a better future outside of academics.
The staff and administrators care for all their students and want to see them succeed. The students and teachers create a bond that is unforgettable. The school is very welcoming and safe.
Idea frontier College Preparatory is a school where the teachers help and do whats best for you, while also trying to make it fun to learn. However, the diversity is not as broad as other schools
Idea Frontier College Preparatory prioritizes each of its students in academic readiness and goes above and beyond in making sure each student is accepted into college. The food is nutritious and filling. Student culture is diverse and everyone on campus really knows each another, partly due to the small class sizes. There are many sports and activities to join such as Cross Country, Dance, Model United Nations, and more, however there is currently no football program and the school band is very small at the moment. Overall experience is amazing and highly recommended, if looking for a close knit school community that values student academics and will have lasting impact.
The school is self is very beautiful and offers a lot of opportunities to students. The teachers are all very caring and help the students reach their full potential.
I have been in this school for 5 years, enough to acknowledge that even though it is an excellent school, it needs lots of changes. Their actions of helping students by lending computers, giving food, providing internet access in their parking lot, and more during quarantine to ensure students could continue learning virtually makes them admirable. However, they often (if not always) confuse and give more importance to ratings and "high" grades just for the glory. Their mistake is making sure us, as students, have high grades. Even if that means cheating (which they do punish), running on 3 hours of sleep to finish assignments, drinking caffeine almost everyday to stay awake, and even if that means leaving aside our mental health just to meet deadlines, pass, and achieve "our" goals.
I have been in this school since I was in the 4th grade and now I am rising senior and honestly I have had a great experience. The teachers demonstrate that they care about the students.