• Dallas ISD's Unique IDEA


     

     

    As a parent/student, you have many choices about where your student will attend high school. We take 100 students each year and currently have limited  9th - 11th-grade seats open at the Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy for this school year, 2022-2023. 

     

    If, after reviewing our information below, you think you would be a good fit for our school, simply email Ms. Pesina at pcristal@dallasisd.org and someone will reach back out to you to help you secure your seat.  Our students come from all over the metroplex, including Dallas ISD schools,  charter, private, and home schools, and we hope you will join us! 

     

    Why Choose IDEA? 

    Learn about our school here in our Campus Brochure. 
    We offer opportunities for students to connect with local entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
    Our Entrepreneurship pathway allows students to develop the business and design skills required to create opportunities to impact the world around us. Whether it is a business idea or a social cause, IDEA allows students to develop design, communication, and entrepreneurial skills to create real-world solutions.


    IDEA College Options 

    Pay for 2 years of college through our Dallas County Promise program.  If your student is enrolled, parents are eligible to get tuition assistance through our program as well as our Parent Promise program. 
    We offer college opportunities through  On-Ramps Rhetoric and College Board Advanced Placement Courses, where students can earn college credits before graduation. 
    We have a college advisor through Education is Freedom to help your students prepare for college and get scholarships. 
    We also have a partnership with Dallas County Promise to help students pay for college in full. 
     

    Other items you should know:​

    Transportation is provided to our school from your assigned home school.
    We are a Personalized Learning school. Find out what that means here
    We are a small campus, with no more than 400 students. (100-115 per grade level) 
    We have been recognized in several publications, including New York Times, for our innovative practices in education. Check them out on the news here
    We have a 100% graduation rate with our students attending colleges all over the state and out of state, several students who accept large sign-on bonuses in the military based on high ASVAB scores, and other students who have successfully started their own businesses while at our school and who continue them while in college. 
    Read this article  about one of our former graduates and her business that she continues to operate while attending college. 
    Students are encouraged to play sports at their homeschool if they are interested. Read this article about one of our students that was a drum major for Wilmer Hutchins High school but attends IDEA.
    Read about another example of a student excelling at IDEA and participating in their home school sports in this article.
     

    Check out these videos on why students choose IDEA:

    Student Testimony 1
    Student Testimony 2
    Student Testimony 3
    Student Testimony 4
    Student Testimony 5
     

    Final note: Transportation is provided & no uniforms! 

    Check us out on Social Media:

    Twitter: @IDEA_at_Fannin 
    Facebook: @Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy -IDEA
    Instagram: @IDEAatFannin
     

    ★ If you think you would be a good fit for our school, simply call us at (972) 974 6800 or email Ms. Pesinat at pcristal@dallasisd.org & we will help you secure your seat.  Our students come from all over the metroplex, including Dallas ISD schools,  charter, private, and home schools, and we hope you will join us!

     

    ★ If you are ready to apply please visit  https://www.dallasisd.org/choosedallasisd and select Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy -IDEA as your first choice in your application. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about the application.