Ready To Create A Brighter Future For Your Child?

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.

If you have been waitlisted, please know that we are constantly managing our waitlist and offering seats to students if they become available. Your campus will contact you immediately if a spot becomes available for your child anytime between now and the first week of school.
We thank you again for your patience.

IDEA currently serves over 80,000 college-bound students in schools across
Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Ohio. 


Our Approach is Different - and It Works

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 Kindergarten.


Traditional classroom instruction is blended with personalized, cutting-edge technology to ensure that all students perform at or above grade level.

K–2 Curriculum


Classroom instruction is enhanced by visits to university campuses and field lessons that teach students about their future, their communities, and their world.

3–5 Curriculum


Middle school students begin rigorous Pre-AP instruction, mastering strategies that prepare them for the next phase of our college prep program, high school.

6–8 Curriculum


Our commitment to AP and IB for All means that all students graduate fully prepared for the rigors of college level work in subjects.

9–12 Curriculum

College Bound

100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college for 15 consecutive years. We provide every student with college counseling, support, and resources to ensure they graduate from college.



The journey to and through college begins at a young age. From 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.


Hi, Future IDEA Parents!


How much does IDEA cost?

Like a traditional public school, any child can attend IDEA without paying tuition in grade levels Kinder through 12th grade.

Does my child have to take entrance exams or meet eligibility to enroll?

Prospective students are not required to take an entrance exam to be considered for admission.

Is my child old enough to attend IDEA?

In Texas, your child must be at least 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 1, 2024.

In Louisiana, students must be 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 30, 2024.

In Florida, students who will reach the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2024 can enter Kinder.

In Greater Cincinnati, students must be 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 30, 2024.

What’s the cut-off date to submit my child’s application?

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!

What happens once my child gets accepted?

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.

What happens if my child doesn’t get accepted during the lottery?

If students are not granted a seat at lottery, they will be placed on a waitlist for the remainder of the 2024-25 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.

Still have more questions?

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.


Find an IDEA campus near you!

We serve grades K through 12, more than 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, and its affiliates. We are on track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.