Mark your calendar now with these key 2016 application deadlines for the 2016-2017 school year!
1/21 January open houses (9am & 6pm)
2/1 Lottery deadline for high school (9th – 12th)
2/2 Post-lottery period begins for high school (9th-12th non-lottery participants only)
3/14 Preference verification completed and available seats submitted
4/1 Lottery results release for all grades
4/14 April open houses (9am & 6pm)
4/16 Enrollment fair (10am-2pm)
5/1 Lottery offer acceptance deadline for all grades
5/5 May open houses (9am & 6pm)
5/14 Re-enrollment fair (10am-2pm)
How to Apply
For 2016-2017 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.
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. Students who successfully completed high school credit classes with grades C or above, such as Algebra 1 or Geometry, in middle school, must provide a transcript including course description adhering to Common Core standards.
- Student must submit a completed application for admission.