Can you believe it? Our regional lotteries are only a couple months away! If you are interested in becoming a new IDEA Public Schools family, please review the list below for information on the lottery in your region, including steps to submit your student’s application and key dates to remember.
Before the lottery process begins, you need to make sure your application is submitted! To be part of our student lottery, you must submit your child’s application by 11:59 p.m. CST the evening before the lottery. We strongly encourage parents to apply before this time to have the best chance to attend IDEA! You may choose to apply to multiple IDEA schools and submit one application per child. Families can submit an application at any time.
Once your application is submitted via STREAM (Or Apply Midland for IDEA Travis), you will be contacted by an IDEA Public Schools team member about the next steps in the process. After our first touchpoint, you can expect to hear from us several times before lottery day. You can always reach out to us if you have questions – find enrollment coordinator contact information here! During the lottery, applicants in each grade level offered will be selected at random and placed on a lottery – ordered applicant roster.
IDEA Oscar Dunn in New Orleans follows the Enroll NOLA One App process and will reach out to families as soon as they have been placed with our school.
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Lottery Schedule for the 2022-23 School Year
IDEA Texas – Lottery: Saturday, February 19, 2022
All regions in Texas will observe the same lottery day, except for IDEA Travis in the Permian Basin. Please see the Apply Midland website for information on IDEA Travis and to manage your application. IDEA Yukon in the Permian Basin will observe the same schedule as other Texas regions, as seen below.
- Austin: February 19, 2022
- El Paso: February 19, 2022
- Greater Houston: February 19, 2022
- Permian Basin (IDEA Yukon): February 19, 2022
- Rio Grande Valley: February 19, 2022
- San Antonio: February 19, 2022
- Tarrant County: February 19, 2022
IDEA Florida – Lottery: Saturday, February 19, 2022
IDEA Tampa Bay and IDEA Jacksonville will each host one lottery on the same day this year!
- Tampa Bay: February 19, 2022
- Jacksonville: February 19, 2022
IDEA Southern Louisiana
- Baton Rouge: Saturday, February 19, 2022
- New Orleans: Applications for 2022-23 school year through Enroll NOLA are open until Friday, January 21, 2022. Please check the Enroll NOLA site to manage your application and get updated information on dates.
IDEA Ohio – Lottery: Saturday, February 19, 2022
You can reach out to our enrollment team with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We cannot wait to welcome you into our Team & Family! Apply now at ideapublicschools.org/apply!