More than 36,000 Apply to IDEA Public Schools

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More than 36,000 Apply to IDEA Public Schools


Texas (February 13, 2020) – On Saturday, February 15, IDEA Public Schools will host its 2020 -21 Student Lottery. During this time, IDEA will randomly select the names of students who will join IDEA Public Schools across Texas and Baton Rouge for the 2020-21 School Year. Demand for a seat at IDEA Public Schools is high, as IDEA received more than 36,000 applications for 22,000 open seats.

This fall, IDEA Public Schools will open 11 new campuses across Texas with the addition of two new regions – IDEA Greater Houston and IDEA Permian Basin. For the 2020-21 school year, IDEA Public Schools will serve more than 63,000 students across our network.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2020-21 school year is Friday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m.

WHO: IDEA Public Schools

WHAT: IDEA Public Schools will announce the names of Randomly selected students who will join IDEA in August of 2020.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 15, 2020


Note: Parents will be notified via email if their child has been accepted to IDEA Public Schools via email, text, or phone Saturday afternoon

To learn more about IDEA Public Schools, contact Jennifer Flores at, or 210-739-3997. 



About IDEA Public Schools

This year, IDEA Public Schools celebrates 20 years of impact for students, families, staff and communities. Over the past 20 years, IDEA has grown to a family of 96 tuition-free public schools that serve more than 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life.



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