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

The deadlines to submit a My School DC application for Round 1 have passed. Results will be available on March 27. Round 2 of the lottery is now open for all grades. To learn if you are eligible to submit a Round 2 application, click HERE. The deadline to apply for Round 2 is May 8. To access the application in English, click HERE. To access the application in Spanish, click HERE

For 2015-2016 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.