We are moving right along with only 5 ½ weeks remaining until the last day of school. Students are working to get their coursework completed and getting ready to take their end of course assessments. We are currently having open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. Please let your family and friends know about Thursday evening Open Houses beginning May 3 from 5:30-7:30.
We also have several important events scheduled over the next two weeks:
April 16-27–ISTEP+ Testing for sophomores and juniors
May 3—Open House for Potential 2018-19 Students
May 4—Picnic and Prom
May 7-11—NWEA Testing
May 9-18—ECA Testing
Please check your email daily as we will be sending detailed information about each event!
It is time for Part 2 of ISTEP+ testing. On April 16th, 6th-10th graders and 11th graders who have not yet passed will be taking the ISTEP+ test. Please make sure your student is at school by 8:30 if they are testing. 9th and 12th graders will not be testing that day.
ECA begins May 9th for any 12th grader that has not yet passed the ECA test.
Please contact Devin(email@example.com) or Jake(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about ISTEP+ or ECA testing.
I am excited to introduce our new administrative assistant Bri Radke. She is taking over for Jesse Dunham. We are sad to see Jesse leave but we wish her the best in the future.
Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIMES
Monday: 3-5pm Teachers: Matt and Jen
Tuesday: 3-5pmTeachers: Dan and Rob
Wednesday: 3-5pmTeachers: Ryan and Josh
Thursday: 3-5pmTeachers: Rob and Ryan
We are still enrolling for this school year. If you know of anyone that needs a new place to learn, please have them contact me at email@example.com or call the school at 317-773-8659.
Hi my name is Jaiyla and I am a freshman at Options Charter High School. I am 15 years old and I have 1 brother whom also attends Options and 1 sister. I am very kind, sweet, and caring. In the past, I struggled with a lot of behavior and academic problems in school but when I came to Options, it all changed. The reason I came here is because I was not succeeding at my previous school. I had poor grades and I wasn’t doing too well because I was picked on and bullied. When I came to Options, I felt like I was welcomed. Everyone at Options is nice. They have great teachers and they help you so much. If you are failing, they will find a way to get your grade up. At Options, their standards are excellent. They have helped me work through a lot of my struggles and now I am earning good grades. I stay on task and I am not getting bullied or picked on anymore. The teachers makes hold you accountable and make sure you complete your work and they have after school tutoring if you need help with anything. Ever since I came to Options I have been much more positive and happy. This school is awesome! I am glad I came to Options because if I hadn’t come to this school I feel like I would been stuck in bad situations with failing grades.
I can’t believe we are finished with our third quarter! Students will be on Spring Break for the next two weeks and will return to school Monday, April 9th.
Below are a few reminders for the month of April:
April 10th – ASVAB Practice testing for all junior students. This test may be used as a graduation requirement in lieu of passing the ISTEP+. All juniors have study packets and should be prepared to do their best on this test.
April 16th –May 4th – ISTEP+ Part 2 for 10th graders and 11th graders that need to retest.
April 30th – May 4th –NWEA testing. This is the progress-monitoring test used to show academic growth throughout the school year. Students need to put forth their best effort and arrive to school well rested.
Please assist us in helping our students finish strong for the remainder of the school year. It is typical for students to feel less motivated as the school year comes to a close. We will still continue our missing assignment procedures and will keep you updated weekly on your student’s progress. Thank you so much for your support and have an amazing Spring Break!
It is National School Choice week. This is a wonderful time each year to be thankful for the opportunity that our students have to go to a different school. For parents and students to be able to have options in their school choice is a great thing for all students. While the schools in Hamilton County are very good, that environment is not for all students and school choice allows students to make a change that could potentially change their future in a positive way.
We are now in full swing of the new semester. Students are getting back to business. Our goal this semester is to focus on limiting the amount of missing assignments each student has. We will be using a missing assignment list and we may be asking students to stay after school or work during lunchtime to complete missing work. Please email me with any questions about your student’s current grade or missing assignments. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for the current grades. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.
Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that need to complete missing assignments and help from our great staff. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.
Monday: 3-5pm Teachers: Matt and Jen
Tuesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Rob and Dan
Wednesday: 3-6pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan
Thursday: 3-6pm Teachers: Ryan, and Rob
ISTEP+ Part 1 will be coming at the end of February for all 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th grade students. Make sure that your student is prepared to take these important tests.
We have had an amazing kickoff to the spring semester! We just celebrated having 99% of our students earn every credit during our Fall Semester and they have made a pledge to continue to turn in every assignment for the Spring Semester. We have enrolled several new students and our current students and staff members have welcomed them to our Options family. I’m looking forward to a great semester. Here are a few reminders for the month of January.
Friday, January 19, from 12:30-3:00pm—National Popcorn Day
We will be celebrating by watching 6 different movies in 6 different classrooms. We will be serving popcorn and drinks as students kick back to watch their favorite movies with their teachers and friends.
Monday, January 22-26—National School Choice Week
We will be celebrating Options Charters School and helping students appreciate their right choose their school based on their individual needs with various events throughout the week!
Please check your emails for our February Newsletter
My name is Andrey Rapp. I am a senior at Options Charter School in Carmel. I’ve been at this school my entire high school life. I came to this school because I didn’t live near any other school, except Carmel High School. But my father and I agreed that I should not attend CHS because we were concerned about the large number of students that attend and that I would not get the help I need from the teachers, which is why I came to Options. I struggle with work and won’t ask for help when I need it. I tend to lose my focus and get distracted and won’t be able to get back on task in large classes. When I first came to Options, I didn’t know anyone. I was that one shy kid in the back of the class. But when one of the teachers, who is no longer teaching at Options, came up to me, introduced himself, and got me to crawl out of my shell, I felt like I was right at home. The small class sizes give the teachers a chance to get one-on-one time with each student, helping you when require it and making you feel like you’re a part of the family. That’s basically what this school is, one giant family. I feel safe at school to talk with teachers and students about anything that may be bothering me, whether it’s my personal life or just things that have been on my mind. I’m glad I made the right choice in coming to Options, and I’m glad I spent all four years here.
Pilar McPherson is in the 11th grade at our Carmel campus. She was chosen as our October 2017 Student of the Month because she is a hard worker, active in classroom discussions, puts in the time necessary to be successful, sets a good example for the other students and is genuinely kind to all of those around her. Here’s a little insight on her journey to Options: Hi, my name is Pilar and I am a junior at Options Charter School in Carmel. I live with my grandma, aunt, mom, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bearded dragon. In my spare time, I like to play softball, go shopping, and play/spend time with Thor (my bearded dragon). My grandma discovered Options in the middle of my sophomore year when I was really struggling at my old school. In most of my classes I had Ds or Fs and I felt as if the teachers had no interest in helping me. Options is the opposite of my old school. Every teacher at Options is there to help you understand and excel in your studies. The teachers also get involved in your every day life and take the time to ask how your day is going, how you are feeling and really care about each student. I am so glad I found Options and now make As and Bs in my classes and actually enjoy going to school.