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Requirements for Admission

  • Student and parent/guardian must live in the District of Columbia and provide specific documents to verify guardianship and residency.
  • Student must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade with requisite credits under the Promotion Policy outlined in IDEA Student & Family Handbook.
  • Student must have completed the 8th grade with a final report card indicating promotion. Students who successfully completed high school credit classes with grades C or above, such as Algebra 1 or Geometry, in middle school, must provide a transcript including course description adhering to Common Core standards.
  • Student must submit a completed application for admission on MySchoolDC. We do not accept applications from students who are 18 or older unless the student has an individualized education plan.


Deadline for Applications

The Academy of Construction and Design operates in partnership with IDEA Public Charter School. All Academy students must be enrolled at IDEA. Apply online for admission at www.MySchoolDC.org

Important Dates:

  • December 14, 2015 – My School DC application opens for 2015-16 enrollment.
  • February 1, 2016 - Application deadline for grades 9-12.
  • April 1, 2016 – My School DC lottery results released.
  • May 2, 2016 – Deadline to enroll at IDEA.

Need assistance? Call the Academy of Construction and Design at 202-399-4750 x105

Learn more about the IDEA school community at www.ideapcs.org

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