Apply Today: The IDEA Public Schools 2020-2021 Student Applications Is Live!



The application window to apply to IDEA Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!   

IDEA is a family of tuition-free public charter schools committed to seeing each child to and through college. We achieve our record of 100% college acceptance through a focus on personalized learning, core subjects, critical thinking and college preparedness. IDEA’s expert teachers partner with students and families every step of the way to ensure students are prepared for success in college and life. Our approach is different – and it works!    

The Application Process  

Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. If you’re interested in applying to attend an IDEA Public Schools campus in the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio, Tarrant County, El Paso, Greater Houston or Baton Rouge for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit  https://www.ideapublicschools.org/apply to complete a student application between September 1, 2019 and February 14, 2020.   

Applications for IDEA New Orleans will open in November 2019 via EnrollNOLA. EnrollNOLA administers OneApp, the unified application process for all schools in the city of New Orleans, which offers students the opportunity to apply to all participating schools with one application.  

A random lottery will be held on February 15, 2020 to determine which students will fill spots available at each IDEA school. If randomly selected, you will be notified and invited to attend a “Welcome to IDEA” event where we celebrate your acceptance to IDEA and orient you to IDEA's culture, curriculum and expectations. You will also attend testing and registration events to officially enroll at IDEA Public Schools. 

Students who are not randomly selected to attend IDEA will be placed on a wait list, and the order of the wait list will be randomly determined. The applications of students on the wait list will remain on file for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.If a spot become available, students will be selected from the wait list, and parents will be notified of their selection and informed of next steps.  

Complete your student application today by visiting  https://www.ideapublicschools.org/apply!



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