Come see what IDEA has to offer your student! Attend one of our open houses:

  • Tuesday, March 31 at 9 am and 6pm
  • Wednesday, April 29 at 9 am and 6 pm

Or schedule a personal tour or information session by calling 202-399-4750 or emailing

For 2014-15 enrollment, IDEA is participating in My School DC – a common application for nearly all DC public schools. Need assistance with the new My School DC application, process, or website? Please contact IDEA at 202-399-4750 x100 or the My School DC hotline at 202-888-6336.

To accept your space, you must submit required enrollment forms and prove DC residency.

All new students must provide and/or complete the following documents:


Students currently attending IDEA do not need to re-apply at My School DC in order to re-enroll at IDEA for next school year.

Admissions Criteria

IDEA PCS has set the following criteria for admission:

  • Student and parent/guardian must live in the District of Columbia and provide specific documents to verify guardianship and residency.
  • Student must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade with requisite credits under the Promotion Policy outlined in IDEA Student & Family Handbook.
  • Student must have completed the 8th grade with a final report card indicating promotion.
  • Student must submit a completed application for admission. We do not accept applications from students who are 18 or older unless the student has an individualized education plan.

Statement of Non-discriminiation

IDEA PCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director
IDEA Public Charter High School
1027 45th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: 202-399-4750