Kyle is scheduled to get its first charter school next year when IDEA Public Schools plans to open a campus on Goforth Road near the Bluestem St. intersection.
IDEA’s plans also include a Pflugerville campus for the 2018-2019 school year, near the intersection of Wells Branch Parkway and Immanuel Road.
IDEA expects to enroll 480 students at each campus in the first year, adding a grade-level in each succeeding year until all grades from K-12 are included.
The charter operator’s footprint in the Austin area will increase from three campuses to five — part of IDEA’s aggressive expansion plan in Central Texas, fueled by a $16 million donation received last year.
“We are thrilled to continue to expand our reach in the Austin area to serve students and their families in Pflugerville and Kyle in 2018,” said Patrica Noyola, executive director at IDEA Public Schools. “With the addition of these schools, our goal is to continue to provide a high-quality education to more students in Austin area as they progress along the road to and through college.”
In Kyle and Pflugerville, the campuses will open for students in kindergarten, first, second and sixth grades in the fall of 2018. Applications will be accepted online starting in September.
IDEA, which entered the Austin market in 2011, has announced plans to grow to 13 campuses in the Austin area.