IDEA Announces Six New Texas Campuses for 2021-2022 School Year

IDEA is excited to announce six new campuses opening for the 2021-2022 school year in six Texas regions, including IDEA Mesquite Hills in El Paso, IDEA Lake Houston in Greater Houston, IDEA Yukon in Permian Basin, IDEA La Joya in the Rio Grande Valley, IDEA Amber Creek in San Antonio, and IDEA Southeast in Tarrant County. 

This year, IDEA Public Schools is celebrating 20 years of impact on students, families, staff, and communities. Founded in 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves nearly 66,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana.  

In addition, 100% of seniors have been accepted to college for 14 consecutive years, and for the past 14 years, nearly 100% of our graduating seniors have matriculated to college.   

Applications are now open! Parents can begin applying for schools in the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio, Tarrant County, El Paso, Permian Basin, Greater Houston, or Baton Rouge for the 2021-2022 school year on the IDEA website. 

Applications for IDEA New Orleans will open later this fall via EnrollNOLAEnrollNOLA administers OneApp, the unified application process for all schools in New Orleans, which offers students the opportunity to apply to all participating schools with one application.    

After applying, a random lottery will be held on February 20, 2021, to determine which students will fill spots available at each IDEA school. Once selected, parents will be notified and invited to attend a “Welcome to IDEA” event where we celebrate your acceptance to IDEA and orient you to IDEA’s culture, curriculum, and expectations. You will also attend testing and registration events to enroll at IDEA Public Schools officially.   

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. Students’ applications on the waitlist will remain on file for the remainder of the 2021-2022 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.    

Join our Team & Family today by visiting to complete a student application! 

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