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.

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SCHOOLS

In 2022, IDEA Jacksonville will be home to four schools.

100,000

STUDENTS

By 2022, IDEA will operate more than 200 schools in ten regions educating 100,000 students on their road to and through college. Specific student numbers for Jacksonville will be added to this page in the future.

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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 Board Meetings and agendas

IDEA Florida’s first Board of Directors meeting will be on May 3, 2019: Board Meeting Agenda – Meeting Minutes 

Board of Directors Meeting- October 7, 2019: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting- October 7, 2019: Meeting Agenda – Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting – December 19, 2019: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – December 19, 2019: Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting- February 26, 2020: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – February 26, 2020: Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting – June 9, 2020: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – June 9, 2020: Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting – August 7, 2020: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – August 7, 2020: Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting- October 27, 2020: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting – October 27, 2020: Agenda 

Board of Directors Meeting- February 12, 2021: Notice of Meeting 

Board of Directors Meeting- February 12, 2021: Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting- March 2, 2021: Notice of Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting- March 2, 2021: Agenda

  • Board of Directors Meeting – August 7, 2020: Notice of Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting – August 7, 2020: Agenda
  • Board of Directors Meeting- October 27, 2020: Notice of Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting – October 27, 2020: Agenda
  • Board of Directors Meeting- February 12, 2021: Notice of Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting- February 12, 2021: Agenda
  • Board of Directors Meeting- March 2, 2021: Notice of Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting- March 2, 2021: Agenda

Request for proposals (RFP)

Regional Leadership

Jose De Leon

Jose Luis De Leon

Executive Director, Jacksonville

Simaran Bakshi

Vice President of Schools,
Jacksonville

Catherine Cecere

Catherine Cecere

Regional Director of Operations, Jacksonville

Simaran Bakshi

Vice Principal of Schools,
Jacksonville

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