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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