IDEA Tampa Bay is actively engaging with the local community, recruiting students for our 2022-23 academic year, developing school sites, and recruiting top-notch principals, educators, and operations team members for future schools. Cultivating communication partnerships, champions, and advocates that will enable IDEA Tampa Bay to most effectively provide a high-quality education to students as they progress along the road to and through college is a top priority in our new region.
The next step in joining IDEA is completing a paper application or submitting it online via STREAM. You may choose to apply to multiple IDEA Tampa Bay schools and submit one application per child. Any family can submit an application at any time.
At IDEA Tampa Bay, we will host a lottery event to randomly select students to fill spots for the school year. During the lottery, applicants in each grade level offered will be selected at random and placed on a lottery – ordered applicant roster.
Lottery priorities will be listed below once they are available.
Not sure if you live in an opportunity zone? Click here to check your status with your home address.
In 2021, IDEA Tampa Bay will be home to four schools.
In 2021, we will serve a total of 960 students between our academy and college prep campuses. We will open with grades K-2 & 6, and 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.
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.
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.
We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in the Tampa Bay region. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.
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.