IDEA Bassett

Proudly serving the students and families of Jacksonville.

Who we are

IDEA Bassett Campus sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

Welcome future IDEA Bassett families!

The next step in joining IDEA is completing a paper application or submitting it online via STREAM. You may choose to apply to multiple IDEA Jacksonville schools and submit one application per child.
Any family can submit an application at any time.

As a public charter school, enrollment is determined through a random lottery selection process.  If our schools receive more applications than available seats, student names will be placed in a lottery and randomly selected.

As required by Florida law, students from persistently low-performing (PLP) public schools and opportunity zones will be given enrollment preference, as well as siblings of currently enrolled students.

Lottery priorities are listed below:

Siblings of current IDEA students and children of IDEA employees/board members
Students who attend or are zoned for a Persistently Low Performing (PLP) school or who reside within an Opportunity Zone. Not sure if you live in an Opportunity Zone, check your status with your home address.
– Within 5 miles of the campus
– Within 8 miles of the campus
– Beyond 8 miles of the campus
– All other applicants

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Lottery Process.

  • 2022 Year Founded
  • 780 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 4 & 6 – 7 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Bassett is located at:

1845 Bassett Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32208

1845 Bassett Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
(904) 821-7717


Campus Leaders

Patricia Jackson

Founding Principal, IDEA Bassett Academy

Patricia Jackson is a passionate believer of late Rita Pierson’s motto: “Every student deserves a champion”. She is a proud graduate of Bethune Cookman University, graduating with a degree in Exceptional Student Education and Varying Exceptionalities and later receiving her master’s in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her teaching career began as a reading teacher at a Title 1 school in Broward County Public Schools. There she championed for the most critical and vulnerable students and was successful in showing tremendous reading growth.

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Katoya McCaskill

Principal, IDEA Bassett College Prep

Katoya L. McCaskill is a firm believer in the adage that “It takes a village to raise a child.” She is a Mississippi Delta native and a proud graduate of Tougaloo College where she earned B.A. in History and later a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northcentral University. She spent her time in the classroom teaching multiple subjects to 5th and 6th grade students in Title 1 schools on the Northwest side of Jacksonville, Florida. While in the classroom, she was a part of instructional teams that grew students exponentially in reading and in math through targeted interventions.

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Jamie Evans

Governing Board Representative