Question: What does it cost to send a student to Options?
Answer: Charter schools are public schools, so there is no tuition. Like the traditional public schools in Indiana, there will be a small book and supply fee of one hundred to one hundred fifty dollars for the school year – that’s all. The Options Charter Schools are funded from State Tax Revenue and private donations.
Question: Who holds the Options Schools accountable for good performance?
Answer: As a charter school, our organization has a charter, or contract, with Ball State University, a renowned institution for teacher preparation and educational innovation. As our authorizer, Ball State approves our programming, helps us set our desired outcomes, and holds us accountable for reaching our goals. If we do not perform to the university’s satisfaction, our contract will be terminated or non-renewed.
Question: Will Options be a better school for my son or daughter?
Answer: We really can’t answer that question - it depends on many factors. We’re part of the public education system and there are other good public schools in this area. Our schools differ from the large traditional schools in many ways. I’d encourage you to contact the principal to help you determine if our programs may be a better fit for your son or daughter.
Question 4: How do I get my son or daughter enrolled at Options?
Answer 4: The Options Charter Schools are usually filled to their capacity. On our website (www.optionsined.org), please click the registration button in the left column. This will take you to a short registration page to enter the student’s information. A lottery is held in May each year to determine the order of admission. After the May lottery, new students are added on a first-come, first-served basis. This is all you need to do, but if you need more specific information, please contact our registrar at 317-815-2098, ext. 106 (firstname.lastname@example.org).