Welcome to IDEA Jacksonville

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools coming to Jacksonville in 2022. Application opens Fall 2021.

Our Impact

IDEA Jacksonville is ready to engage with the local community, find and develop school sites, and recruit top-notch principals and educators for future IDEA Jacksonville schools. Developing community relationships and partnerships that will enable IDEA to effectively provide a high-quality education to students as they progress along the road to and through college is a top priority for the new region.

IDEA's two founding locations in Jacksonville are official! Take a look:

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SCHOOLS

In 2022, IDEA Jacksonville will be home to four schools on two campuses: IDEA Bassett and
  IDEA River Bluff.

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STUDENTS

In 2022, IDEA Jacksonville will educate approximately 500 students per campus in grades K, 1st, 2nd, and 6th.

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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. 

IDEA believes a quality K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life and is committed to helping every student achieve their own success. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects and continued support through college is IDEA’s recipe for success.

Work at IDEA

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

IDEA Florida ADOPTED BUDGET

IDEA Florida Budget (2021-2022) – Download

IDEA Florida Board Meetings and agendas

Request for proposals (RFP)

Regional Leadership

Jose Luis De Leon

Executive Director, Jacksonville

Simaran Bakshi

Vice President of Schools,
Jacksonville

Catherine Cecere

Catherine Cecere

Regional Director of Operations, Jacksonville

Armando Villareal

Regional Director of Staffing, Jacksonville

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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.