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IDEA’s Student Lottery is January 27, 2018


Submit your child’s application by January 26.
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For the past 17 years, IDEA has prepared students for success in college and in life. Our approach is different - and it works.

Personalized Learning

Through small learning groups, technology, one-on-one tutoring, and college counseling, students are supported at the level just right for them.

Expert Teachers

Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.

Character Development

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.

Complete Application

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 via email and phone between January 27 and February 3.

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.

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