Lottery is now complete for all Texas and Florida regions. Please log in to your STREAM account through the button below to check your updated status. From STREAM, you can accept or decline your offer or see if you have been added to the waitlist.
IDEA's 2022-23 Application is now live!
IDEA currently serves nearly 76,000 college-bound students in schools across Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. We are also thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for our newest regions:
IDEA Jacksonville & IDEA Cincinnati in 2022.
Click the campus name to learn more about Jacksonville’s newest campuses: IDEA Bassett and IDEA River Bluff. Cincinnati will also be welcoming students at IDEA Price Hill and IDEA Valley View come August 2022.
From the first day students set foot on an IDEA Public Schools campus, we begin preparing them for success in college and in life. We achieve our record of 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, and character and leadership development beginning in Pre-K*.
*Our Pre-K Program is available for qualifying families in select regions in Texas.
Click here to see if your child qualifies.
The journey to and through college begins at a young age. From Pre-K & Kinder, to middle school, to high school – we’re dedicated to making sure that all children succeed every step of the way. When you choose IDEA Public Schools, you’re choosing a school district that believes all children can and will succeed if given the opportunity.
Since our first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college and universities nationwide.
Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed 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.
Like a traditional public school, any child can attend IDEA without paying tuition in grade levels Kinder through 12th grade.
Prospective students are not required to take an entrance exam to be considered for admission.
In Texas, we do offer half-day Pre-K at select schools in San Antonio, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley.
Full-day Pre-k is only offered at IDEA Travis in Midland.
Please visit our Pre-K Requirements page to see a list of schools that offer Pre-K and how your child is eligible for the program.
In Texas, your child must be at least 4 (for Pre-K) or 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 1, 2022.
In Louisiana, students must be 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 30, 2022.
In Florida, students who will reach the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2022 can enter Kinder.
In Cincinnati, students must be 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 30, 2022.
To be part of our student lottery you must submit your child’s application by midnight CST the evening before. We strongly encourage parents to apply before this time to have the best chance to attend IDEA!
You’ll receive a notification and can login online to easily accept your child’s seat. Then we’ll invite you to join our IDEA family onboarding process, where you’ll get to know your child’s principal and teachers, meet fellow families, tour the school facilities, ask questions, and become part of our community through a variety of in-person events.
If students are not granted a seat at lottery, they will be placed on a waitlist for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year until a seat potentially opens up for them. They can also have the option attend a different IDEA school then transfer to your preferred IDEA campus if a seat opens up there.
Don’t worry. We completely understand! Deciding where your child goes to school is one of the most important choices for a parent. You can get more details on our admission process, lottery, and special programs on our FAQs web page. You can also find a variety of other ways to contact us directly via phone or email on our contact us web page.