Proudly serving the students and families of Fort Worth.

Who we are

IDEA Rise 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.

  • 2019 Year Founded
  • 468 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 9 22-23 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Rise is located at:

IDEA Rise, 3000 S. Cherry Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76116

3000 S. Cherry Lane
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
(817) 885-4150


Campus Leaders

Shayla McCray

Principal, IDEA Rise Academy

Originally from Baton Rouge, LA Shayla McCray is a passionate educator with a proven track record of success. Shayla has served a launching Assistant Principal of Instruction and Principal in Residence with IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County.

Prior to joining IDEA, Shayla has over 10 years of experience in education. She has served as a Dean of Students, Grade Level Team Lead teacher, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade teacher. Shayla is passionate about serving students and providing an equitable and safe environment conducive to learning. Shayla is very excited to serve as the principal of IDEA Rise Academy and looks forward to serving scholars and families for the years to come.

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Nicholas Ditto

Founding Principal, IDEA Rise College Prep

Nicholas Ditto is a passionate educator who is driven to ensure that all students, no matter their background, receive a high-quality education that empowers them to attain the career of their dreams!

He began his educational career as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher and then transitioned to high school where he taught chemistry, physics, and reading intervention. During his summers, he worked for Teach For America where he trained new teachers and provided them with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders in the classroom. For the past two years, he has worked for IDEA Public Schools as a Principal in Residence where he has helped run schools in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. He is excited to launch IDEA Rise College Prep as the founding principal in the Fall of 2019!

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Marc Ybarra

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Rise

IDEA's 2022-23 Student Application is now live!

We are excited to announce we are accepting applications for schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Cincinnati. Follow the button below to get the latest and greatest information about our application process, grade levels, and how to find a campus near you.