The IDEA Public Schools motto is “College For All Children.” They are not kidding. As part of their spring graduation festivities, every senior from all three high school campuses in the Rio Grande Valley announced which four-year college they are attending. They call this “college signing day.”
For a heartwarming video story about the event: “College Signing Day for IDEA Seniors”, Erin Murray, KVEO-23 (Rio Grande Valley), May 19, 2012.
Here is the IDEA Public Schools official news release: “IDEA Public Schools Hosts College Signing Day 2012”, May 29, 2012.
For background, here is an article about the 2011 college signing day: “IDEA Raises the Bar: College for all children”, YourValleyVoice.com, September 29, 2011.
What is the San Antonio connection? IDEA Public Schools is coming to San Antonio in 2012-13 with the handover of IDEA Carver. That campus will serve grades K-6, but IDEA has already announced plans for a new campus to serve grade 7 by 2013-14. So, it won’t be long before San Antonio is building its own “college signing day” traditions.