Apply Today: IDEA Public Schools 2023-2024 Student Applications Are Live!

The application window to apply to IDEA Public Schools for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!    

IDEA is a family of tuition-free public charter schools committed to seeing each child to and through college. We achieve our record of nearly 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, core subjects, critical thinking, and college preparedness. IDEA’s expert teachers partner with students and families every step of the way to ensure students are prepared for success in college and life. Our approach is different – and it works!     

The Application Process   

Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. If you’re interested in applying to attend an IDEA Public Schools campus in the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio, Tarrant County, El Paso, Greater Houston, IDEA Yukon in the Permian Basin, Florida or Cincinnati for the 2023-2024 school year, please visit to complete a student application. 

Applications for IDEA Travis in Midland will open soon via Apply Midland. The Baton Rouge application will open on October 1, 2022. Communications will be provided to families once the applications are available.


Our lottery schedule for each region will be announced soon! Our lottery helps determine which students will fill spots available at each IDEA school. If randomly selected, you will be notified and invited to attend a “Welcome to IDEA” event where we celebrate your acceptance and orient you to IDEA’s culture, curriculum, and expectations. You will also attend testing and registration events to officially enroll at IDEA Public Schools.  

Students who are not randomly selected to attend IDEA will be placed on a waitlist, and the order of the waitlist will be randomly determined. The applications of students on the wait list will remain on file for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. If a spot becomes available, students will be selected from the waitlist, and parents will be notified of their selection and informed of the next steps.   

Complete your student application today by visiting! 

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