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 2019-2020

IDEA Public Charter School participates in My School DC, a common application for all DC public schools. The lottery for the 2019-20 school year is now open. Create  a My School DC account and rank IDEA as your #1 choice!

Once your child has been accepted at IDEA (through MySchoolDC), 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.

  • My School DC Seat Acceptance Form 
  • IDEA’s School Enrollment Form 
  • Home Language Survey 
  • DC Residency Verification Form | Proof of residency must be completed in person at the school. View the Residency Verification Guidelines.
  • 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

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

  • DC Child Physical & Oral Health Certificates 

Additional Enrollment Requirements for Incoming Ninth Grade Students

Summer Bridge Program: This program 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. Program dates will be announced soon. Students who sign up for SYEP should choose IDEA PCS as their employer.

If you have additional questions regarding enrollment, please contact our enrollment team at or 202-399-4750.