Welcome to Southern Louisiana

Apply Now for the 2019-2020 School Year

Our Impact

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

IDEA understands that choosing where your child goes to school is one of the most important decisions that parents make. We believe that every child is different and parents need real options that fit their child’s and family’s needs.

Find an IDEA campus in Southern Louisiana near you!



      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 7. 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 2019-2020 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

      Monica Jackson

      Regional Director of Operations, Southern Louisiana

      William Murphy

      Vice President of Schools, Southern Louisiana

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      Future IDEA Parents!

      Our Student Lottery Is Just Around The Corner.

      If you’re interested in sending your child to IDEA, be sure to fill out your application before February 15.

      Visit ideapublicschools.org/apply!