IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements for School Year 2017-2018

All NEW students interested in enrolling at IDEA Public Charter School must apply to IDEA, visit, register, apply and make IDEA PCS your #1 choice!

Once your child has been accepted at IDEA (through MY School DC), you must submit the following documents in person to secure your child’s spot. The enrollment packet consists of the following documents. Please have all documents ready at the time of enrollment.  The enrollment deadline is May 1, 2017.


The following documents are needed prior to the child’s first day of school in August:


All families must come to school during regular school hours to bring proof of residency and other required paperwork. Additionally, we will have extended office hours until 6:30 pm on the following days:


  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Thursday, April 20
  • Tuesday, April 25
  • Wednesday, April 26
  • Thursday, April 27


We will also accept paperwork during IDEA’s Annual Enrollment Festival on Saturday, April 29, from 9 am-2 pm.


Note: IDEA Public Charter School will be closed on Monday, April 17 in observance of Emancipation Day.


Additional Enrollment Requirements for Incoming Ninth Grade Students

Summer Bridge Program: It is mandatory for all incoming ninth grade students. The enrichment program is intended to help students make a smooth transition from middle school to high school both academically and socially. The program runs June 26-August 4, 2017. Students who sign up for DC SYEP should choose IDEA PCS as their employer.