Lottery Information

IDEA Public Schools Lottery Schedule for 2023-24 School Year

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 

Please visit the IDEA Tampa Bay or IDEA Jacksonville webpages to learn more about our Florida regions.  


IDEA Ohio – Lottery: Saturday, February 18, 2023 

Our newest campuses, IDEA Price Hill and IDEA Valley View, in Cincinnati, Ohio will observe their lottery on February 18, 2023 through STREAM.  

You can reach out to our enrollment team with any questions at for more information. We cannot wait to welcome you into our Team & Family!

Apply now at! 

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