Can you believe it? Our lottery is coming up next month! 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.
Additionally, 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.
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. Ready to apply for the 2023-24 school year? Submit your application here.
Lottery Schedule for the 2023-24 School Year
IDEA Texas – Lottery: Saturday, February 18, 2023
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 18, 2023
El Paso: February 18, 2023
Greater Houston: February 18, 2023
Permian Basin (IDEA Yukon): February 18, 2023
Rio Grande Valley: February 18, 2023
San Antonio: February 18, 2023
Tarrant County: February 18, 2023
IDEA Florida – Lottery: Saturday, February 18, 2023
IDEA Tampa Bay and IDEA Jacksonville will each host their lotteries on the same day this year.
Tampa Bay: February 18, 2023
Jacksonville: February 18, 2023
IDEA Ohio – Lottery: Saturday, February 18, 2023
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!