The magnet programs of Indianapolis Public Schools are in high demand – now families have an additional week to apply for these innovative schools! IPS is proud to offer specialized programs in 20 of our schools. The original due date for magnet applications was January 16. We have now extended the window to January 23!

Our magnet programs are leading the way in enhancing state standards with creative and engaging approaches to unlock exciting opportunities for our students. IPS offers a wide array of choices including Montessori, International Baccalaureate, performing arts, STEM, environmental studies, Spanish immersion and vocational careers. We are honored to be able to provide families a world-class education without a hefty price tag.

We invite Indianapolis families to choose IPS and explore the interesting and rigorous courses of study available to our students. Our magnet schools aim to promote high academic achievement and provide unique educational opportunities while embracing diversity in our learning environments.

Applying for our magnet schools is easier than ever. You can access our application from your computer or smartphone. Head to or download the myIPS app to submit an application today. Families of current IPS students only need to submit the magnet application. Students new to IPS must complete our standard enrollment process.

Students applying for our magnet schools must demonstrate previous academic achievement. A teacher recommendation is required for students, and recent report cards are needed for out-of-district students. There is also an audition process for Broad Ripple High School of the Performing Arts and Humanities.

We are excited to welcome new families to the IPS community in 2015. Now is the time to rediscover IPS and the ways we are working to transform urban education. Join the thousands of families who are proud to be public by applying for our magnet schools today!