Charter Schools: Myths vs. Facts   

Over the last two decades, student enrollment in public charter schools in the U.S. has grown exponentially. Today, charter schools serve an estimated 3.2 million public school students nationwide. And IDEA Public Schools serves more than 50,000 of those public school students and by 2022 we will serve more than 100,000. With the growth of charter schools across the U.S., there is […]

More than 36,000 Apply to IDEA Public Schools

Media Contact: Jennifer Flores | Communications Manager Jennifer.Flores2@ideapublicschools.org | 210-551-9253   MEDIA ADVISORY   More than 36,000 Apply to IDEA Public Schools   Texas (February 13, 2020) – On Saturday, February 15, IDEA Public Schools will host its 2020 -21 Student Lottery. During this time, IDEA will randomly select the names of students who will join […]

IDEA Spotlight: Sala Sims, Principal in Residence, IDEA Tampa Bay

Sala Sims, Principal in Residence for IDEA Tampa Bay, believes that when you support children on their journey to and through college – you are ultimately changing their lives forever.   “I believe in the power of education to change the lives of children and the power of schools to change entire communities,” Sims said.   Our […]

AP for All at IDEA Public Schools

The cornerstone of IDEA’s high school program is an ambitious AP for All strategy aimed at ensuring that students are prepared to go to and through college. Advanced Placement courses not only provide opportunities for our students to earn valuable college credit, but they provide students to tackle college-level work that is both challenging and […]

IDEA Public Schools Proudly Celebrates Black History Month

IDEA Public Schools is proud to join our nation in honoring Black History Month. The celebratory month also is known as National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in the story of the United States of America.  Founded by […]

What to know about IDEA’s Student Lottery

IDEA’s Student Lottery is held annually to ensure equal access for all student applicants.  Read below for what you should know about this important event. You can also review IDEA’s Lottery FAQs here.  Lottery Deadline: The deadline to submit an application for the 2020-2021 school year is 11:59 p.m. February 14, 2020. To submit an application or to view your current applications, log in to STREAM.   Lottery Timing – For the 2020-2021 school […]