For the past 17 years, IDEA has prepared students for success in college and in life. Our approach is different - and it works.
Through small learning groups, technology, one-on-one tutoring, and college counseling, students are supported at the level just right for them.
Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.
Beyond academics, our enrichment programs develop independent, responsible citizens who give back to their communities.
The Admissions Process
Determine your Child’s Eligibility
To apply, your child must be at least four years of age (for Pre-K lottery) or five years of age (for K lottery) on or before Sept. 1, 2018. Grade availability varies by campus.
You may apply to multiple IDEA schools, and rank campuses by preference. To be included in Lottery, applications must be submitted online, by phone, or at a campus by 8am Jan. 27, 2018. We accept students on an ongoing basis, as seats are available.
Online Phone: 888-490-0393
IDEA Public Schools holds a random lottery to ensure equal access for all applicants. IDEA's Lottery will be held Jan. 27, 2018 at 8am CT. Families will be notified of the outcome by mid-February.
Enrollment & Wait List
If accepted, students must attend registration events to officially enroll at IDEA. If students are not granted a seat during Lottery, they will be placed on a wait list for the remainder of the 18-19 school year.