IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: (202) 399-4750
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Apply to IDEA for the 2023-2024 School Year

IDEA Public Charter School  participates in the My School DC common application and common lottery. The school year 2023-24 lottery is now closed. Results will be available on March 31, 2023. Students and families that missed the lottery application deadline can submit a post-lottery application here.  A post lottery application places you on IDEA’s waiting list.  

*Current students should NOT submit a lottery application.  Re-enrollment is completed through IDEA PCS.  Families will receive their re-enrollment links on April 10, 2023.  

The MSDC application opened on December 12, 2022, and the application deadline is February 1, 2023. Families who apply after the February 1 deadline are generally placed on a waiting list.

IDEA Public Charter School is a free, open-enrollment, public high school in the 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.