Welcome to IDEA Schools in Florida

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools in Florida.

Our Regions

Tampa Bay

IDEA's Tampa Bay locations:

Jacksonville

IDEA's Jacksonville locations:

5

SCHOOLS

In 2024, Florida will be home to four IDEA schools.

3,500

STUDENTS

We serve over 3,500 students between our academy and college prep campuses in grades K – 4 & 6 – 8. We will grow to serve grades K-12 when fully scaled.

100%

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. 

Apply Now for the 2024-2025 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 Florida region. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

Public Custodian of Records

For public custodial records requests, please contact:

Jennifer White
jennifer.white@ideapublicschools.org

IDEA Florida ADOPTED BUDGET

IDEA Jacksonville Budget (2023-2024) – Download

IDEA Tampa Bay Budget (2023-2024) – Download

IDEA Florida Budget (2022-2023) – Download

IDEA Florida Budget (2021-2022) – Download

IDEA Florida Board Meetings and agendas

IDEA FLORIDA BOARD APPROVED POLICIES

Regional Leadership

James Hartman

Executive Director, IDEA Tampa

Simaran Bakshi

Executive Director, IDEA Jacksonville

Don’t forget to submit your scholar’s application for the 2024-25 academic school year in Texas, Ohio, and Florida before February 17. Follow the button to learn more about our application.