IDEA Public Schools announced it would build a new school in Round Rock—IDEA Round Rock Tech Academy—in a Sept. 20 news release. IDEA has 14 schools and 6,000 students enrolled in Austin and plans to add 16 more schools during the next four years, per the release.

“We are excited about the continued expansion of IDEA schools in the Austin area with the addition of IDEA Round Rock Tech,” said Tricia Noyola, the executive director of IDEA Austin, in the news release. “We look forward to serving and supporting students, families, and community members in Austin. Our top priority is providing quality education to students that will prepare them for college and life.”

The campus expects to open in August 2020 and service K-2nd grade and 6th grade, and will continually add a new grade each year until it is a full-service, K-12 grade campus. The new school will be located at 3301 Greenlawn Blvd., Round Rock. Following application submissions, a randomized lottery will be held Feb. 15, 2020 to select which students will fill the campus's available spots in each school.