Thank You for Considering IDEA!
During this unique period when school buildings are closed, IDEA is adapting our enrollment procedures to follow public health guidelines. Please follow these new instructions. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our enrollment team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 202-399-4750 and we will be happy to help.
How to Enroll
Download fillable enrollment forms below. When you save forms onto your computer or device, include your child's name as part of the filename. Email all forms and supporting documentation to email@example.com.
IDEA will mail a packet of required enrollment forms to all newly matched scholars and returning scholars. Fill out all the forms completely and mail them to IDEA in the stamped and addressed envelope provided in your packet. IDEA will return your original documents by mail.
In Person (once school building is reopened)
Fill out forms you receive in the mailed packet and bring them, along with supporting documents, to school once public health officials have cleared IDEA to re-open our school building.
Documents Required for New Scholars
Documents you should have at home
Child’s full-sized original birth certificate
Government-issued identification of parent or legal guardian
Child’s final report cards from previous schools
Child’s transcript, if enrolling for 10th, 11th, or 12th grades
IEP or 504 plan, if applicable
Proof of legal guardianship, if applicable
Forms you need to fill out
NEW SY20-21 Immunization Policy: District law and regulations require all schools in the District of Columbia, including private and parochial schools, to verify student compliance with the immunization requirements as part of enrollment and attendance. If a student is not compliant, the school must immediately notify the parent, guardian, or adult student in writing of the missing immunization(s). If the student does not come into compliance within a 20-school day period, the school must remove the student from attendance until the immunization certification is secured by the school. Immunization locations: Download a list of primary care sites to refer families to should they need the support.
Upcoming Enrollment Dates
March 27, 2020: Lottery results released
March 30, 2020: IDEA PCS will begin to reach out to all matched families to complete their registration. Families will be notified about their lottery results and waitlist positions via phone, mail and email.
April 6, 2020: Re-enrollment begins
June 15, 2020: Enrollment deadline for new and returning scholars
June 30-August 10, 2020: Submit previous high school transcript if applicable
IDEA Public Charter School is a free, open-enrollment, public high school for District of Columbia. If the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces available, a lottery is held to determine the order in which students are offered seats. Per the District of Columbia School Reform Act, siblings of current IDEA Public Charter School students receive preference in the lottery should they apply during the open enrollment period. Students applying after the lottery will be added to the wait list on a first-come-first-served basis.