Welcome to IDEA Austin

Apply Now for the 2020-2021 School Year

Four reasons parents love IDEA AUSTIN

1) College-Prep Academic Model. Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children. In fact, we are on track to send 100% of our seniors to college for the 14th straight year.

2) Sports & After-School Activities. Our athletic programs are competitive and award-winning, instilling in students a strong work ethic, dedication, and accountability. In addition to sports, IDEA offers clubs that span the interests of our students.

3) Expert Teachers In Every Classroom. IDEA puts passionate teachers in every classroom and gives them the support they need to prepare students for success. Our teachers create joyful environments where students are excited to learn.

4) We Are Open To All Students. We are a tuition-free public school option in neighborhoods across Austin. We accept applications from all students, regardless of where they live, their academic standing, their income, and ability level.

Find an IDEA campus in Austin near you!

      16

      SCHOOLS

      Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 16 schools in 2020, serving students in Pflugerville, Austin, and Kyle.

      7,800

      STUDENTS

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

      100%

      COLLEGE BOUND

      Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, 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. 

      Apply Now for the 2020-2021 School Year

      Work at IDEA

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

      Regional Leadership

      Cat Newlands

      Regional Director of Staffing, Austin

      Brian Walker

      Regional Director of Operations, Austin