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IDEA's Schools in Austin

Four reasons parents love IDEA Austin

College-Prep Academic Model

Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children.

We Are Open To All Students

We are a tuition-free public school option in your neighborhood. IDEA is one of the nation’s highest-performing public school networks.

Focus On the Whole Child

We understand that success is more than just mastering lessons and passing exams. In addition to teaching core subjects, IDEA’s personalized instructional courses include character development and culture education.

Highly Trained & Experienced Teachers

We partner with families to see every student to and through college. Our teachers help students identify their goals, track their progress, and adjust instruction as needed to ensure each student masters every subject and realizes their goals.  

16

SCHOOLS

Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We currently have 16 schools serving students in Pflugerville, Austin, Kyle and Round Rock.

9,300

STUDENTS

We serve K to 12th grade students at Academy and College Prep campuses. 

100%

COLLEGE BOUND

Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, nearly 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

Expert Teachers

Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

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Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a network of tuition-free, K-12 public charter schools serving students in Texas, Ohio, Louisiana, and Florida. 

Work at IDEA

We are looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in Austin. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

Regional Leadership

Michael Battle

Executive Director, Austin

Virginia Allegrucci

VP of Schools (Kyle, Bluff Springs, Monotopolis and Health Professions)

Mariela Barrera

VP of Schools

Brian Walker

Sr. Regional Director of Operations, Austin

Andrea Casiano

Regional Director of Staffing, Austin

Katrina Powers

Regional Director of Special Programs, Austin

Don’t forget to submit your scholar’s application for the 2024-25 academic school year in Texas, Ohio, and Florida before February 17. Follow the button to learn more about our application.