Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children. For the last 16 years, IDEA has sent nearly 100% of its graduates to college and remains on track to uphold that legacy.
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.
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.
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.
We serve grades K through 10, more than 2,500 college-bound students in 6 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.
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.
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.
We are looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in Louisiana. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.
If you do suspect a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and get help for the family. Call the DCFS Child Protection hotline at 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More information on the signs and symptoms of child abuse/neglect.
Lakeisha Robichaux, Board President
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Note that any changes such as date, time, location, etc. to the board meeting calendar will be updated in the bullets below, not the linked document above. Special meetings will be posted below as well and not shown on the linked calendar above. Unless otherwise indicated below, all regular board meetings begin at 6 pm CST.
Unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda below, all board meetings begin at 6 pm CST. Meetings are held at the address provided on the schedule above and on each agenda.
Note that any changes such as date, time, location, etc. to finance committee meetings will be indicated below. Unless otherwise indicated all finance committee meetings are held at IDEA Bridge at 12 pm CST on the date below.
2024.6.18 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2024.5.16 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2024.4.18 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2024.2.20 Finance Committee- Agenda | Minutes
2024.1.23 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2023.11.16 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2023.10.19 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2022.9.19 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2023.8.22 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
CANCELLED: 2023.7.18 Finance Committee – Agenda | Minutes
2022.12.14 Finance Committee – Postponed
2022.12.12 Finance Committee – Postponed
2022.08.02 Finance Committee – Agenda