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Enrollment services will be offered at schools, online and by phone for the 2020-21 school year. Due to COVID-19, we will not offer in-person enrollment support at the John Morton Finney Center for Educational Services. 

Instead, families should enroll online (see links below) or call Enroll Indy at 317.426.3234 for support selecting a school, or call 317.226.4000 for IPS-specific support. Lines are open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Enrollment Resources & Information

Families who are interested in participating in IPS’ full-time remote learning program should first ensure their student is enrolled in IPS (see above). Then, families should reach out to their student’s school directly. Families who opt in to full-time remote learning will not be able to return to in-person learning until the conclusion of a full quarter (Grades Pre-K–8) or full semester (Grades 9–12).

  • Quarter 1 ends October 9, 2020.
  • Quarter 2/Semester 1 ends December 17, 2020.
  • Quarter 3 ends March 19, 2021.
  • Quarter 4/Semester 2 ends June 3, 2021.

What are IPS Choice Options

IPS Choice options are defined by a specialized curriculum, innovative themes and unique teaching techniques. Choice programs may encompass the entire educational offerings of a school, or may be defined as a particular curricular sequence or approach to instruction for a cohort of students within a school.

Enrollment in Choice Options

IPS participates in a citywide unified enrollment system run by Enroll Indy.  Families will complete one application, called OneMatch, to apply for all IPS Choice Options and IPS Innovation schools. This will ensure a simple, equitable, and transparent process that will help all families navigate the many school options they have in Indianapolis.

2020-21 School Year Application Timeline

  • Round One: November – January 31, notification by February 20, 2020
  • Round Two: February 1 – April 30, notification by May 21, 2020
  • Open Enrollment: first-come, first served through the start of school

Additional Resources

Enrollment in Pre-K Program

IPS offers Pre-K programs at many of our schools. A full listing of Pre-K locations can be found in the document linked below.

For the 2020-21 school year, IPS will continue to offer high quality, free, all day Pre-K. Families will be able to apply at up to ten different schools that offer Pre-K through the Enroll Indy Application Process.

Who is Eligible to Apply

  • Students who live in the IPS district and turn 4 years old on or before August 1, 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Students who live outside of the IPS district, and turn 4 years old on or before August 1, 2020, can apply to IPS Montessori schools: Francis W. Parker School 56, George Washington Carver School 87, and Rousseau McClellan 91. However, out-of-district applicants will only be offered seats after in-district applicants have been offered seats.

2020-21 School Year Application Timeline

  • Round One: November – January 31, notification by February 20, 2020
  • Round Two: February 1 – April 30, notification by May 21, 2020
  • Open Enrollment: first-come, first served through the start of school

Additional Resources

Enroll in your Neighborhood School for the Current School Year (2020-21)

If you need assistance with:

  • Daycare transfers
  • Residence verification
  • Transportation issues
  • Special education issues or
  • Third-party custody

you will need to call IPS at 317.226.4000 then press option 2 for the enrollment team, where personnel will be available to assist with special circumstances.