The Admissions Process

Determine your Child’s Eligibility

To apply, your child must be at least four years of age (for Pre-K lottery) or five years of age (for K lottery) on or by September 1, 2019 for Texas families. For Louisiana families, students must be five years of age (for K lottery) on or by September 30, 2019.

Complete Application

Texas and Baton Rouge families, may apply to multiple IDEA schools, and rank campuses by preference. To be included in Lottery, applications must be submitted online, by phone, or at a campus by 8am Feb. 16, 2019. After Lottery, we enroll students on an ongoing basis, as seats are available. New Orleans families may apply by visiting Enroll NOLA starting on November 1, 2018 and choosing IDEA Public Schools

Online   Phone: 888-490-0393  


IDEA Public Schools holds a random lottery to ensure equal access for all applicants. IDEA’s Lottery will be held Feb. 16, 2019 at 8am CT. Families will be notified of the outcome via email and phone. Find more information about our lottery here.

Enrollment & Waitlist

If accepted, students must accept their offer online and attend registration events to officially enroll at IDEA. If students are not granted a seat, they will be placed on a waitlist for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. Find more information about our enrollment and waitlist here.

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