The Options Charter Schools are designed to provide a small, personalized learning community for high school students who have had difficulty in the traditional public schools. As such, Options schools are recognized as alternative schools by the Indiana Department of Education.
Options Charter School - Carmel was one of the original charter schools opened in Indiana for the 2002-2003 school year. Due to the high demand, Options Charter School - Noblesville was opened in 2006. Each school has a capacity of 158 students. A lottery in May of each year will determine the order students will be admitted for the following school year. Both Options schools have been filled to capacity each year of operation.
At the center of our educational offerings to the public school system is a set of core values:
- In an intentional and purposeful way, each student is supported and valued at school.
- Though high expectations are consistent for all, success is defined differently for each student.
- Teachers are most effective when empowered to innovate, create and inspire.
In addition to the small, personalized learning community, Options creates a unique curricular structure designed for both academic and personal growth. The educational program has four distinct, yet inter-related components.