IDEA McAllen College Preparatory
- Public, Charter
- MCALLEN, TX
IDEA McAllen College Preparatory Reviews
Rating 4.62 out of 5 50 reviews
I am a founding student at Idea McAllen, been there for 12 years. I’m thankful to have had many opportunities meeting new friends and teachers and as well having the chance to take many AP courses and IB as well. The worst part was during covid, starting my high school career online but overtime i’ve made up for it.
Ive attended Idea Mcallen College Preparatory since its initial opening in 2014. Ever since ive been here the atmosphere has been nothing short of rigourous and encouraging. Its full of counselors that push you and wish to see you succeed in all aspects of life, especially in school. The curriculums are tough, but the teachers themselves understand that, and they help with time management, and assignment management. The student body is also very welcoming! Overall my entire school experience from K-12th grade has proved to be amazing. I would definitely send my children to this school in the future, and if i had to do highschool again, i would never do it anywhere else!
What I did enjoy about the idea experience was the environment the school created from the moment you step foot into the school you are greeted by teachers and staff. The best part of this experience was that it felt very professional, once the class started, we would be told to write down our homework on our planners to ensure that we wouldn't forget to do it. What I enjoyed a lot was that they provided the planners for us to be successful. From the start we are taught about the core values which were what brought most of the school together. Having strong core values for students was a must and something that i still remember and still use to this day. The only negative thing i have to say is that as you move up by grades lunch time gets cut in half and the recess time is taken away, this removal of recess time felt as if we had no time to cool down after long hours of class it felt as if we they were trying to get us back in the classes too fast. overall though it's a great school
Provides AP and IB classes students can take for college credit. Great academically but there’s little diversity
My experience attending IDEA McAllen was the best, the moments that I have gone through the friendships that I made and my first love. Attending this great school has been an amazing ride that I will never forget, the memories will always be in my heart, the fun I had with my friends throughout highschool. It the chance was presented to myself I would do it all over again, I am glad to have attended in this amazing school met amazing people, and glad to call them family. The only changes that I would have loved to see change was having more clubs or organizations to join cause there weren't as many options in the past so I would like to see that change in the future.
Overall, Idea is a very good school if a student wants to attend college because you are able to take challenging courses and they help a lot in the road to and through college.
It is a pretty good school although it is not perfect. It help students in applying to college and making goals. The only thing I did not like in my experience there was the way they handle student disputes and gossip.
When it comes to academics IDEA College Prep. is the way to go. From their sources to their promotion on academic activities. It seems as if their road to and through college is going explendidly, not letting including a pandemic stopping them from achieving their full potential. Yet of course not everything May be as polished and perfect as it seem. There is not much emotional nor psychological support, most of the attention seems to go into of course intellectual development of the youth. For the institution is a school meant for nothing more than learning, and such type of personal problems are meant to be solved at its own time. Which is completely logical and understandable for the truth is that this school prepares the students to face all sorts of things in life mainly in what truly matters the analytical mind set all future member of society is meant to have.
My experience at IDEA McAllen has been amazing. As someone who has attended this school since the 6th grade, I can say that I have received the best education possible. I love all of my teachers and peers and can proudly say that I will be successful in the future because of these people.
What I love about Idea McAllen is the small but rich community that lies within the general atmosphere of the school. Living a few minutes away from the border allows us to have the best of both American and Mexican cultures.
IDEA McAllen is a very strong school in terms of its academics. The school has excellent and intelligent teachers with great college readiness resources. However, the school tends to emphasize solely on academics and often overlooks the importance of extracurriculars and activities.
My experience in this school was amazing. I was able to prepare myself for what was coming for me in the future due to amazing, well prepared teachers and a very determined principal. He was rooting for every single student to attend college, and eventually accomplished his goal. We were motivated to keep going in our academic lives and never quit trying to reach our goals. We had amazing support from teachers who went out of their way to help us get to where we all are now. Without my high school experience in this specific school, I would have never met any of my dreams like I am currently doing now.
I have recently just graduated from IDEA McAllen, let me just say that IDEA McAllen is a very great school that prepares their students for college. The teachers focus on making sure that all their students on their way to success, no one is ever left behind.
IDEA MCALLEN College Prep is a school whose goal is to have all it's students graduate from high school and then to college and through college. IDEA MCALLEN has rigorous course all the way from middle school to high school. I have had a wonderful experience at IDEA due to its culture and support the teachers and staff members give students like me. Arriving at IDEA in sixth grade has been a blessing to me because they have prepared me to achieve my academic goals as well as other extracurricular goals. High school has been challenging due to the AP Exams that we take during freshman and my sophomore year . However, I have had wonderful teachers that gave us the necessary resources needed in order to pass our exams, they were very supportive and gave up their time whenever they felt that a little extra tutoring would help out students. IDEA has a very safe environment that allows us students to focus on our education and our future. I am proud to say that I am an IDEA MCALLEN Tiger.
I really liked the environment of my school in idea McAllen you can expect to find the ablest of teachers and the strongest administrative team. I can honestly say that idea has opened my doors that no other school can, in idea McAllen I not only learned English but I took and passed 6 advanced placement tests and entered the International Baccalaureate program. In both of these programs I was changed and encouraged to give the best of me. I am honored to have been a member of this team and family.
I truly appreciated all the support IDEA McAllen offered me when immigrating to the United States. Most teachers are invested in the class and offer tutoring after school to further support their students. However, I feel that IDEA could do more to support their students when selecting a college. A lot of my classmates are struggling choosing a college because they were not given good financial aid packages. The school, especially the RTTC program, should expose the kids to schools that offer more financial aid and expose the students to free summer away programs since freshman year.
Our children start at IDEA McAllen Academy in Kinder & 1st grade. They are now in 7th & 8th grade At IDEA McAllen College Prep. I’m so proud that we chose this school District for our children. This school does require parent involvement. It’s a team effort between the student, parents & teachers. IDEA McAllen College Prep is also one of the few school in our area to offer the IB program. The school has lots of extracurricular activities. I will say this not all IDEA campuses are alike so you will hear a variety of different experiences about IDEA. I’m just glad with ended up in the best one, IDEA McAllen College Prep.