Why Indiana Families Choose Charter Schools
When families make the decision to seek a better education for their children at a tuition-free public charter school, they do so because they are dissatisfied with the status quo at their current school.
Charter schools are created and operated by educators, parents, entrepreneurs, business, and community-based organizations with a vision for improving education. These schools strive to fill an educational need not otherwise offered by traditional schools.
Charters also have more flexibility than conventional public schools in exchange for being held to additional standards by their authorizers to make sure they are meeting their student goals.
Applying to a Charter School
Charter schools often require parents and guardians to fill out an application before enrolling their students into a school. Most applications require specific information, including name, address, birth date and the name of the last school attended.
It is important to pay close attention to the deadlines regarding a school's enrollment policy. Some charter schools, particularly those in high demand, will have a waitlist.
Because enrollment policies and procedures vary from school to school, families should contact individual charter schools to obtain specific enrollment information.