IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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Here's What You Need to Know to Start School at IDEA

First Day of School - Monday, August 26

Daily Breakfast - 7:45am - 8:15am

First Bell - 8:25am

Students are marked tardy after 8:30am

Last Bell - 3:25pm, 1:10 (Wednesday)

Afternoon tutoring sessions - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Please see Mr. Romero or Ms. Wilkes for more information at &

Back to School Bash - Wednesday, August 21, 5pm-7:30pm

Catered dinner, teacher conversations, school year expectations


Daily AM Shuttle East of the River
Daily AM & PM Shuttle to and from Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metro Stations

Kids Ride Free Program (KRF)

The KRF Program allows students to ride for free on Metrobus, DC Circulator and Metrorail within the District to get to school and school- related activities. The KRF cards will be distributed starting August 26th. For more information, please see Ms. Wilkes in the main office.

Uniform Road Show: Friday, August 9 from 4pm-8pm

Purchase and/or order school uniforms in person

IDEA Uniform: Grey short sleeve IDEA embroidered polo shirt or white long sleeve Oxford shirt, IDEA fleece, black or tan pants or skirt (no holes or rips), black belt and any sneakers, flats, black dress shoes or ankle boots

School Meals

IDEA is a Community Eligibility School. All students eat breakfast and lunch free of charge. IDEA offers a daily salad bar and a daily hot bar. All menus are located on the school website.

Saturday School 

Saturday School is enrichment program that runs twice a month at IDEA from 8:30am-noon. Scholars receive extra support in core subjects as well as PSAT and SAT prep, college application support, community service hours, and more.

First Quarter Dates

September 7
September 21
October 5
October 19

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