Enrollment for the 2023 – 2024 school year opens Monday, February 6, 2023. All new, complete enrollments will be entered into a lottery at the end of the day on Friday, February 24, 2023. The lottery winners will be determined publicly and announced publicly on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 3:30pm. Any remaining seats available after Friday, February 24, 2023 will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Openings available for the 2023-2024 school year!
Inspire Academy’s admissions practices will comply with State law and applicable Federal laws, including Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Federal civil rights laws, including, but not limited to: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As a public charter school, admission will not be limited on the basis of intellectual ability, athletic ability, disability, gender identity, race, creed, national origin, religion, or ancestry, or any other criteria that would be unlawful. As per IC 20-24-5-5, the schools will enroll any eligible student who submits a timely enrollment application except when the number of applications for a grade level exceeds capacity. If the schools receive a greater number of applications than there are spaces for students, each timely applicant will be given an equal chance of admission via a lottery process.
On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program.
Enrollment at Inspire Academy will be open to all Indiana residents. Guaranteed space will be given to students enrolled and admitted the prior year whose families complete the Returning Student Confirmation Form by the lottery deadline, and priority in the lottery will be given to siblings of students already enrolled. The school will hold an open enrollment period for a specific three-week period in February. If fully completed applications exceed the number of spaces available, the last business day of the enrollment period will be the deadline for applications to be drawn by a random selection lottery process.
The lottery is blind to disabilities, testing, grades, etc. Prospects will be assigned random numbers. Numbers will be drawn until all classroom seats are filled, then a waiting list will be established, in the order in which numbers were drawn, to fill openings during the school year for which the student applied. After all eligible names are drawn, the names of applicants who filed after the close of open enrollment will be added. All applicants offered enrollment shall be required to affirmatively respond to an offer of enrollment on or before the enrollment deadline by completing all required tasks in the enrollment phase of the online system. Those not responding by the enrollment deadline will be required to re-submit an application. Applications received after the deadline will be added in the order in which they were received. Applicants on the waiting list must re-submit an application for the following year prior to the enrollment window for the next academic year. Once admitted, students will remain eligible to be admitted for successive years without having to re-enter the selection process.
The lottery will be held once each year. The Office of Charter Schools will be notified, in writing, at least ten (10) days prior to the lottery. Students and families will be invited to attend the drawing. All students selected will be notified of their offer of acceptance in writing via the online admissions system. The students not selected will be notified via the online admissions system and will be encouraged to choose to remain on the waiting list should a spot become available.
The only preferences allowed in this lottery will be for direct siblings. If one sibling is selected, all others will be enrolled. We will work from kindergarten forward towards the oldest grade. A waiting list by grade level will be created of all remaining applicants. As students withdraw from or transfer out of Inspire Academy, that space will be given to the next person on the waiting list.