Welcome to Southern Louisiana

Whole Child Focus. 100% College Bound.

Four reasons parents love IDEA southern louisiana

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 Southern Louisiana. We accept all students, regardless of where they live, their academic standing, their income, and ability level.

Find an IDEA campus in Southern Louisiana near you!

We serve grades K through 10, more than 3,000 college-bound students in 8 schools across Southern Louisiana. We are on track to maintain our legacy of sending 100% of our graduates to college.



Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We proudly serve students and families in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.



We have a total of 3,000 students between our academy and college prep campuses in grades K through 8. We will grow to serve grades K-12 when fully scaled.



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


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.


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

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 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

Kenneth Campbell

Executive Director, Southern Louisiana

Ted Holmes

Regional Director of Operations, Southern Louisiana