Thank you for including IDEA High School in your search.

  • IDEA is a Dallas ISD Choice school for learners 9-12 emphasizing personalized learning,  integrated studies, creative arts, social-emotional learning,  design thinking and Social Entrepreneurship. It is also a community that values curiosity, inclusion, diversity, innovation, discovery, and authentic learning experiences.

    We are committed to being a community of innovators that inspire a passion for lifelong learning. We push our students to take intellectual, social, and academic risks giving providing support when needed and encuragement to fail forward when things don't work as planned. At IDEA, we DREAM BIG and push against the status quo to make the journey of learning enjoyable and an experience.


    You are encouraged to visit us during the 2019–2020 admissions season, starting August 1, 2019. Through our admissions events, such as Parent Tours and Open Houses, you will witness the joy of learning in the IDEA classroom and understand the philosophy personalized learning. Through a campus visit, students will experience a true connection with like-minded peers and understand the "IDEA Way" —. To register for these opportunities, please complete the document linked here. Once completed someone will reach out to you to schedule your tour and student shadow. You will then also meet with someone on the leadership team to answer any questions you may have regarding admissions and the next steps to application. 

    The enrollment process includes the following:

    • Application
    • Tour and Interview 
    • Student and Parent Orientation

    For an overview of the admissions process and important event dates, please visit the Visit & Inquire and Apply Online pages.

    If you have any questions about our program or process, email our admissions representatives Cecelia Acevedo (  or LaToya Williams (  or give us a call at (972)- 794-6800.

    For general information about IDEA, you may also find the website helpful. 

    Thank you again for considering IDEA, and all the best for a rewarding school search.

    Kind regards,

    Nakimia Hicks-Foster 

  • In order to help personalize your experience, we have assigned specific staff members to Dallas ISD Middle Schools. Feel free to reach out to your specific recruitment specialist to learn more about our school. 


    Mr. Nick Sanchez || 972-794-6808

    • Gaston Middle School
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    Mrs. Soniris Rosas| | 972-794-6800

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    Mrs. Erica Johnson || 972-794-6800

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    Mrs. Latoya Williams || 972-794-6820

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    • Schools outside Dallas ISD 

    Ms. Alexia Planks || 972-794-6807

    • Comstock Middle School 
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