IDEA Public Schools on Saturday, Feb. 18, will host its student lottery for the 2023-24 school year.

During the event, IDEA will select students who have been randomly selected for seats at one of the eight schools in Tarrant County for next academic year.  

“We are excited to welcome new families to IDEA during our lottery process,” said Dionel Waters, executive director of IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County. “We are honored to provide a high-quality school option for students in our community to help them achieve the goal of going to and through college.”  

During the lottery, names will be selected randomly by grade, with spots offered in the order of selection.

When the capacity for each grade level is reached, the remaining applications will be assigned a position on a waiting list in a randomized order.

Once the lottery is complete, parents or guardians will receive a notification through their preferred method of contact (email and/or text message).  

Only applications completed before the deadline will participate in the lottery. Applications submitted after the lottery deadline are granted seats if available or added to the wait list in order of the date and time of their application.    

Families can apply at 

IDEA Tarrant County currently has eight schools, serving over 3,000 students across the region. 

As a network, nearly 100% of IDEA’s graduates have been accepted to college for the past 16 years and 7,795 IDEA alumni have attended over 300 colleges.   

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