Welcome to IDEA Austin

Apply Now for the 2019-2020 School Year


IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life and is committed to helping every student achieve their own success. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects and continued support through college is IDEA’s recipe for success. 

IDEA understands that choosing where your child goes to school is one of the most important decisions that parents make. We believe that every child is different and parents need real options that fit their child’s and family’s needs.

Find an IDEA campus in Austin near you!



      Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 16 schools in 2020, serving students in Pflugerville, Austin, and Kyle.



      We serve Pre-K to 12th grade students at Academy and College Prep campuses. 



      Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.


      Por medio de pequeños grupos de aprendizaje y acceso diario a tecnología, cada estudiante aprende al nivel y velocidad apropiado para ellos. 

      Expert Teachers

      Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.


      Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

      Apply Now for the 2019-2020 School Year

      Work at IDEA

      We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in the Rio Grande Valley. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

      Regional Leadership

      Cat Newlands

      Regional Director of Staffing, Austin

      Brian Walker

      Regional Director of Operations, Austin

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      Future IDEA Parents!

      Our Student Lottery Is Just Around The Corner.

      If you’re interested in sending your child to IDEA, be sure to fill out your application before February 15.

      Visit ideapublicschools.org/apply!