Indianapolis Public Schools is excited to start the 2015-16 school year with our new and returning families! Now is the perfect time to choose IPS and enroll your students for the coming year. We have every service you need to start the year off right at our 2nd Annual Open Enrollment. This one-stop shop is in the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services (120 East Walnut Street) in downtown Indianapolis from July 13 through July 25.

Our knowledgeable enrollment experts are prepared to answer every question you can bring to us as we ensure your family is all squared away to begin the new school year with us. Questions and enrollment information for every IPS program, from Pre-K to high school and our popular magnet schools, can be addressed at our Open Enrollment sessions. Bilingual assistants will be on hand to ensure there are no barriers when it comes to setting your students up for success with IPS.

There’s no need to block out your entire day to wait in line for enrollment; our team is setting up multiple stations to address all of your needs – Student Assignment will help you enroll or transfer your children, Transportation experts can ensure you know where the bus stop is and Health Services will be on site to help with immunization records and questions.

Don’t forget to prepare your paperwork ahead of time to ensure your trip downtown is as swift as possible! You’ll need to bring these four pieces of information to enrollment to ensure a speedy and accurate process:

  • Student’s original birth certificate (no photocopies)
  • Complete immunization records
  • Proof of residence (a lease or utility bill showing your name and current address)
  • Picture ID for the parent or guardian

We’re hosting Open Enrollment with a variety of early morning, late evening and weekend hours to ensure there’s an opportunity to visit our team that fits your schedule:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays (July 18 & 25): 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Our schools are also ready to welcome back returning families and help new families get acclimated. Be on the lookout for more information on school open house events as we head into the home stretch of summer. We’re excited to reconnect with all of our families – see you soon!