IDEA Tampa Bay

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools coming to Tampa Bay in 2021

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IDEA Tampa Bay is ready to engage with the local community, find and develop school sites, and recruit top-notch principals and educators for future IDEA Tampa Bay 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 Florida's first Board of Directors meeting will be on May 3, 2019: Board Meeting Agenda



In 2021, IDEA Tampa Bay will be home to four schools.



By 2022, IDEA will operate 173 schools in ten regions educating 100,000 students on their road to and through college. Specific student numbers for Tampa will be added to this page in the future.


College Bound

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

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.

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.

Work at IDEA

We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in the Tampa Bay.
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