IDEA University Prep

Proudly serving the students and families of Baton Rouge.

Who we are

IDEA University Prep 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.

  • 2020 Year Founded
  • 699 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 8 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA University Prep is located at:

7701 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

7701 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
(225) 364-9805

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IDEA's Special Education Program

The Special Programs team provides resources, training, and support for all campuses that service students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and/or receive 504, Homebound, Dyslexia, or Special Education services. Additionally, we provide resources, training, and support for the Response to Intervention (RtI) process and for campuses that service students who receive a specialized remedial curriculum for additional academic support.

Special Programs at IDEA

Campus Leaders

Crystal Forté

Executive Principal, IDEA University Prep Academy & College Prep

Crystal Forté is originally from Houston Texas, where she received her Bachelor’s in English/Education and Masters in Educational Leadership/Principalship from the University of Houston.   Ms. Forté believes she was called to education at a young age as even in her teens, she was always looking for opportunities to spend her evenings and breaks volunteering and working with younger children in the inner-city communities around Houston.

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Tania Lovell

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA University Prep

Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.