Integrated Design Electronics Academy (IDEA) Public Charter School Reviews
Rating 3.38 out of 5 42 reviews
I loved the relationships I was able to build with the students and staff there. If I could change anything about the school it would be to open up the entire 3rd floor and the duration of staff. Staff tends to leave after a few months or maybe a year and I wish they would stay because they're actually great people.
Things that should change at idea is discipline. Most kids at idea is very disrespectful which disrupts class learning. Another thing they should have more things we could learn that interest the kids. Lastly they need to change the food policy, I want good food and a snack machine.
I like that the teachers and staff makes sure the student's are safe leaving the school. They was very kind and honest on school policies. They show respect to everyone.
I like that the teachers and staff are invested in student success and are very involved in their learning. On the other hand, IDEA PCS doesn't offer honors or AP classes. It does offer dual enrollment but classes at school are not challenging. There is little to none school spirit, students are not proud to attend IDEA. I like running track and cross country, swimming and playing volleyball. I am part of the track team but IDEA doesn't have a track so we run in the gym's basketball court. I can't play volleyball or swim because we don't have those sports. I also play the flute but we don't have a marching band. The school is good academically but it doesn't give a student the desired high school experience.
I like that it offers great education and this school get's you prep for the real-world and colleges.
The school is a pretty good school. The teachers really care about there students and the class sizes are pretty small. The only downside to the school is the area. The area isn't the best place in DC but it is ok.
My experience there was great I was involved in so many activities and things inside of the school. It gives you opportunities that most schools do not. You will have fun and meet many people from different places.
I like that IDEA is open to welcoming new clubs and student-led activities. This school is also big on advocacy and has a great ACAD program. The school also offers many other opportunities such as, dual enrollment with UDC, college tours, scholarships, and work force fridays.
Integrated Design Electronics Academy is a school where the main focus is, discipline, order, respect, and fun. The teachers do their best to connect with the students and are emotionally invested in each child's success. However, the organization of the school is by far the worst I've dealt with. The facilities are awful, for example, there are urinals without sections to separate each urinal. There is a disconnect in the parent-teacher relationship at IDEA. One can ask for a weekly progress of your child's work ethics and behavior and still do not get it. Very often they call only when they don't want your child in school. I've attended this school for 4 years and I can honestly testify that this school has a lot of improving to do.
At idea we take many trips to help the community and have time periods in the day where we come together and reflect on how to make better decisions and grow not only academically but socially.
IDEA is a good charter school. I am a involved student and athlete. I participate in almost every event. The school could use more sources, but it's not a bad school. The teachers are caring and supportive. The most supportive person I've worked with in IDEA is Stg. Briscoe. She is the Dean of Academics and she supports me and makes sure I am keeping up with all my classes. At first, I didn't want to attend a small school like IDEA, but a small school with a little amount of students is great. Students that need extra can get help right away. There is no waiting line like they have at big public schools. There are many more supportive staff that love to see their students succeed. IDEA Public Charter School is a great school to send your child/children.
Overall I love the teachers and their willingness to help student excell.
My overall experience at this school was very educational. There were moments we had fun but we did it while learning. I was also apart of the JROTC program and ranked a Cadet Command Sergent Major so i had the opportunity to lead the school in events. I loved my teacher and this school has a great testing achievement that Im proud of.
I love playing all type of sports so Volleyball and basketball are my two favorite things to do after school
We have a library with no librarian and its hard to find specific books
the food is alright on some days and good on other so its fair overall.
the academics is alright from my standards its pretty fair.