Options expands 2019 Open House schedule

In order to continue the efforts of serving as many students as possible within the state of Indiana, Options Charter Schools will be hosting six additional Open Houses from July until September.

Each Open House will run from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and attendees will be able to tour the respective campus and speak with Options Principals, teachers and other team members.

After hosting six well-attended Open Houses in the spring, Options is adding dates to provide more students with the opportunity to see what can be accomplished with a small, personalized approach to education.

Open House Schedule
Wednesday, July 24 (Noblesville)
Wednesday, July 31 (Carmel)
Wednesday, August 14 (Noblesville)
Wednesday, August 21 (Carmel)
Wednesday, August 28 (Noblesville)
Wednesday, Sept. 4 (Carmel)

The addresses for each campus can be found here. 

Unable to attend an Open House? Visit OptionsSchools.org to schedule a private campus tour and you’ll also have a chance to have any questions answered by an Options team member.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 school year, but space is limited so interested applicants should apply ASAP in order to secure a seat.

About Options Schools
As free, public charter schools, Options Schools are designed to support the academic and social needs of students that haven’t found success in the traditional public school environment. At Options, students are encouraged to explore and embrace their individuality in a caring, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Through small class sizes and an individualized academic approach, the outstanding and highly trained instructors and staff of Options propel students to achieving academic success both in high school and their future endeavors.


Continued Growth

Over the last four months, I have had the privilege of serving as the Interim Principal of Options-Noblesville and have learned a lot in the role. While the time has opened my eyes to what it takes to succeed in the role, I have also been able to utilize my position to build stronger relationships with our students and teachers. Since taking over in February, I have most enjoyed the ability to effect change and growth throughout the entire building.

When I look back at the 2018-19 school year, I am very proud of our 2019 graduates. It has been so rewarding to see those students go through the process of wrapping up their high school careers, and also working through their Senior Institute projects and presentations.

Since I joined the Options team in 2016 as a Health & Physical Education teacher at Options-Carmel, it has been a fast-paced journey. Midway through year two, I became the Assistant Principal and Director of Middle School at Options-Noblesville and after starting year three as Assistant Principal, I am ending the year as Principal.

It definitely has been a whirlwind of changes over the past three years, but I am very proud of where I ended up. I love my team of teachers, students and being able to serve as the Principal of Options Charter Schools-Noblesville.

As I look to the 2019-20 school year, I am excited to continue my journey as a member of the team as the Principal of Options-Noblesville. I really enjoy being a part of all the growth that can be seen within the students that walk through our doors. Students enroll at Options for various reasons, but they stay with us because they become a part of our family.

— Adam

 

Valedictorian Spotlight: Joshua Swisher

On Wednesday, May 29, another group will receive their high school diplomas and join the #OptionsGrad Family!

Options Campus: Noblesville
Enrollment Date: August 2017

How did you hear about Options?
I found it online when I was searching for some other schools. My mom works with exchange students, so she also knows of a lot of local schools.

What were you thinking when you first stepped on campus?
Initially, I wasn’t sure about it working. I was shy just like for starting at any new school.

How do you enjoy spending your time outside of school?
I have a passion for shuffling playing cards. This summer, I’m traveling to Portland to attend a conference for creatively shuffling playing cards. I also enjoy solving rubix cube puzzles and playing board games. I also know how to play the drums and have been playing for almost seven years. I am totally self-taught and used to play at my church.

What did you enjoy most about Options?
The best part was just the opportunity to have a flexible schedule and learn at my own pace. That helped by giving me a big advantage going into college since I already have 12 hours of college credits.

Did you have a favorite subject or teacher?
I always enjoyed math because it comes naturally to me since I am detail-oriented and meticulous. It is easy for me to wrap my mind around things because I am systematic and enjoy working with patterns.

In what areas has Options helped you improve?
I have certainly improved my self-esteem and my outlook on things. I approach everything with a more positive mindset and have been more social.

How are Options teachers different than teachers you’ve had at other schools?
Because there are less students, they can get to know students better and they try to be more personal. They make sure to cater to what the students need to succeed.

What are your plans and aspirations moving forward?
I am going to attend Anderson University and study finance as a student in the honors program.

How does it feel to be one of the top students in your graduating class?
I found out when Adam called me to let me know and I was surprised, but excited. Right now, I’m mostly nervous for the speech.

How would you explain “The Options Experience” to a non-student?
It is a flexible, non-traditional environment with teachers that truly care about their students.

How has Options helped you prepare for life after high school?
I took a College Readiness & Careers course earlier this year that had us read a book that was really informative. It was even helpful in preparing me for the college courses I took this year and was a good foundation for me moving forward.

 

Salutatorian Spotlight: Kerria Lytle

On Wednesday, May 29, another group will receive their high school diplomas and join the #OptionsGrad Family!

Options Campus: Noblesville
Enrollment Date: August 2017

How did you hear about Options?
A friend at my church was a student at Options, so she was the person to tell me all about it. We both were used to small towns and didn’t like being at a big school.

What were you thinking when you first stepped on campus?
I remember being really excited when I was driving to campus for the first visit and I was surprised with how the environment was as small as they said. After meeting Jake (Brandau) and Adam (Barr), I just loved everything they said and knew I was going to enroll there.

How do you enjoy spending your time outside of school?
I really love art and music. I enjoy making cartoon-type drawing and I just love classic rock, it just puts me in the best mood. I also used to sing at church.

What did you enjoy most about Options?
The atmosphere was just so unique and enjoyable. By calling teachers by their first name, things were so much more personal and teachers are able to get to know students for more than just a number in their class.

Did you have a favorite subject or teacher?
I really enjoyed taking math classes with Ryan because I have always been good with numbers.

In what areas has Options helped you improve?
I was able to grow up a lot and become a better decision maker.

What makes Options teachers different than previous teachers you had?
They are all just so invested in the students and they just feel more personal because there is always a mutual respect. The teachers are all great at getting to know the students so they can learn how to relate to them and get the most out of them.

What are your plans and aspirations moving forward?
I am starting at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture on May 21. I have always been into makeup and special effects, including hair and beauty makeup, so I want to eventually move to Covington, Georgia where they film a lot of shows and movies. I want to work on special effects on the sets.

How does it feel to be one of the top students in your graduating class?
I worked hard so I know I earned it. It is cool to think about and I am definitely happy that it happened.

How would you explain “The Options Experience” to a non-student?
Everyone is really, really close because it is a small community and because of that, everyone is just cool with each other.

 

Teacher Spotlight: Stacie (Noblesville)

As part of National #CharterSchoolsWeek (May 12-18), Options is sharing stories about its teachers, students, supporters and more in an effort to help more people #ExploreOptions.

For Stacie O’Flaherty, the path to teaching wasn’t traditional, but it provides her with a chance to make an impact in a way she had always hoped.

Having always wanted to do something in science due to her passion for the experiments, she found her calling when she was one of just three girls in her ninth-grade science class.

“That experience made me want to make science a more approachable subject for girls,” said O’Flaherty. “I guess being a child of the 70’s just made me that way, but I didn’t like that people easily dismissed science because it was viewed as too difficult.”

Her passion for science led her to study environmental studies in college, followed by a position in an environmental lab where she assisted with work related to the Environmental Protection Agency.

After taking time away from work to raise her children, the landscape of environmental labs changed, but O’Flaherty’s mission remained the same.

“I wanted to finish my professional career by helping break down negative stigmas around science and be part of the solution for students,” O’Flaherty said. “I completed a transition to teaching program and became certified by the Department of Education.”

Her first experience in the classroom came as an Instructional Aid and soon after, she heard about an alternative charter school in Noblesville.

“I interviewed with Michelle (Walden) and Linda (Cunningham) in August 2013 and the next thing I knew, I was in the classroom for the first day of school,” O’Flaherty said. “That first year was such a blur because I was learning so much each day about Options, the students and being a teacher.”

Fast forward to today and there’s been a great deal of growth by Options and by O’Flaherty, all of which is made possible by a team dedicated to serving students.

“We’ve come a long way in five years,” O’Flaherty said. “It is a mission to help as many kids as you can while you’re still on this earth and we have the support to do that. I know we back up the talk because I’m surrounded by people that have the best interest of the students at heart.”

For O’Flaherty, her role of science teacher stretches far beyond with her mission-minded approach to life. Over the years, she has seen numerous students come through the doors and exit them with a strong foundation for future success and a high school diploma in hand.

“This is a really special place and we have so many successes,” said O’Flaherty. “We are able to get to know the students as people and that helps us connect with them on a different level. This truly is a school that has every type of student and we come together to form a great environment.”


Tamara named Noblesville Student of the Month for April

Tamara Morrison, a high school freshman at Options, has been selected as the Student of the Month for April at the Noblesville campus.

Having enrolled at Options during the fall of 2018, Tamara really enjoys the smaller environment of Options and how it has allowed her to get to know every student and teacher on campus. Tamara has noticed self-improvement in a couple of areas since enrolling at Options, including her grades and her willingness to help classmates whenever they need it.

Science is easily Tamara’s favorite subject in school because of how the experiments allow for hands-on learning and the opportunity to put things to the test. Plus, having a warm-hearted and veteran teacher like Stacie O’Flaherty as a science teacher only makes the experience better.

Whether it be the welcoming environment or the individualized academic approach, there is plenty that Tamara enjoys about being a student at Options. Not long after enrolling, she realized that the close-knit community was going to help her improve just as it has.

Outside of school, Tamara is an avid lacrosse player who began playing the sport about two years ago.  With a few years remaining until she graduates high school, Tamara is currently considering cosmetology school.

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One month remains…

With exactly one month until the final day of the 2018-19 school year, the final month is sure to be an action-packed one at Options-Noblesville.

In case you missed it, we previously sent out a letter about our new arrival & dismissal procedure.

A new Student Referral Program is also going into effect on May 1, which will help in recognizing students that serve as ambassadors of Options.

Registration is now open for our Summer School program, which will take place at Options-Carmel in June.

Important Dates:

  • May 1-2 – ILEARN Biology testing
  • May 1-2 – ILEARN Middle School
  • May 3 – Spring Picnic and Prom (more info to come)
  • May 6-10 – NWEA testing
  • May 10 – Full Day E-Learning (students will be working from home on E-learning assignments)
  • May 17 – ASVAB at Noblesville campus from 9:00 am – 12:00pm
  • May 29 – Last Day of School and Graduation

All students, including graduating seniors, need to have this form submitted. If your student is graduating, please mark the form indicating they will not be returning next year. The link you will use to fill out this form is on the bottom left side of your Parent Portal in PowerSchool. You can complete it here, but will need your SnapCode in the email we sent earlier today. If you are having trouble, please contact Adam Barr (abarr@optionsined.org) or Michelle Walden (mwalden@optionsined.org).

– Adam

Spring Break is near!

It’s been another busy week at Options-Noblesville!

On Tuesday, Options-Noblesville held its first Open House of 2019 and there are more dates in April & June when both the Noblesville and Carmel campuses will be holding Open Houses.

On Thursday, we had our Senior Institute students take part in a learning gallery on their service-based projects & they are working with a number of great organizations that will really benefit from their volunteer hours.

With ISTEP & WIDA testing now complete, Part 1 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 testing will run until March 22. The testing window for Part 2 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 will begin on March 25.On Wednesday, March 27 our high school juniors and seniors will take the ASVAB as part of their graduation qualifier.

Don’t forget, Spring Break is not far away (April 1-12)!

It may seem far away now, but on Friday, May 3 we will have our annual senior picnic from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Holland Park in Fishers, which will include games, fun, food & more! Senior Prom will take place the night of May 3.

– Adam

Forward, March!

As the month of February comes to a close, we have had several new additions to the Options-Noblesville family as of late.

It is always great to see our current students be so welcoming to new students because that inclusive environment just leads to a family atmosphere that is so natural and breeds success.

We will soon be launching our brand-new JumpStart program which will help students that are not currently enrolled in an education institute. Interested applicants must apply to Options before being eligible for the program and it must be for a grade level that currently does not have open seats (6th-8th grade and 10th grade).

With the end of another month upon us, we will soon have another opportunity to celebrate students that excelled in a number of areas throughout the month of February.

ISTEP & WIDA testing is currently underway and Part 1 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 testing will run until March 22. The testing window for Part 2 of ISTEP+ Grade 10 will begin on March 25.

On Wednesday, March 27 our high school juniors and seniors will take the ASVAB as part of their graduation qualifier.

We have also announced our 2019 Open House schedule, which includes six different dates from March until June. The entire Options team is excited to meet with prospective parents & students as we work to serve more students, so please spread the word.

Applications are also still being accepted for those looking to enroll for the 2018-19 school year and we are also already accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

 

– Adam

Pizza Party Friday!

Between some random acts of kindness from our students in the last couple of days and a Valentine’s Day celebration yesterday with students and staff, it has been another great week at Options-Noblesville.

To close out the week, we held a pizza party for our middle & high school January awards winners on Friday so their accomplishments could be celebrated. This is a new initiative for 2019 that we have started to reward those students that have succeeded in certain areas. I want to thank Jewel and Dan for their help on creating this new program that we are all excited about.

As we continue to work towards serving as many Indiana students as possible, we will soon be announcing the 2019 Options Open House schedule. We will have six dates from March until June where prospective students and their families will be able to visit each campus and speak with Options team members.

Important dates to note:

  • ISTEP+ Grade 10 (Part 1) – Testing window will run Feb. 25 until March 22
  • We will be testing Feb. 26th, 28th, March 5th, 7th
  • ISTEP+ Grade 10 (Part 2) – Testing window will start March 25th

– Adam

The new Principal in Noblesville

Ever since I first joined the Options team in 2016, I knew we could continue to do great things for Indiana students and that is still how I feel as we move forward.

I cannot go without thanking Mike Gustin and Michelle Walden for believing in my ability to lead Options-Noblesville as the Interim Principal. I am also very appreciative to Jacob Brandau and Camille Scott for their guidance and assistance when it comes to ensuring I was ready to help Options continue to excel from my new role.

As always, we appreciate when Options students and their families spread the word about what we provide as a free, public charter school. Visit OptionsSchools.org to schedule a campus tour or to get more information.

I can be reached through email at abarr@optionsined.org.

– Adam

Same mission, new position

It is with bittersweet emotion that I say goodbye to the school that has been my home for 13 years. I have dedicated my career to helping at-risk youth.

I have been helping at-risk youth face-to-face, one student, and one problem at a time. I have been lucky to be a part of the lives of countless students as a teacher and principal. They made me smile and cry as well as experiencing the pride that comes with seeing them grow and accomplish their dreams.

I have also never met a more empathic and determined staff of professionals than the team that I have been working with over the last 13 years. They have challenged me when needed and supported me when things were tough.

I would not be the leader that I have become without them. While I am sad to be leaving the principal’s chair and all of the day-to-day interactions that have filled my weeks, months and years. I am invigorated by the mission ahead.

In my new role as the Chief Financial Officer of Options Charter Schools, I will continue helping at-risk youth by finding ways to expand our reach and help bring Options to towns across Indiana. The barriers to success that have blocked our students for years are also blocking students across Indiana and it is our mission to help as many students as we can.

As I exit stage right from the school, I will be working behind the scenes to ensure your student’s experience at Options is the best that it can be. Thank you for all the support and kind words that you have given me over the years.

Options Noblesville will now be led by Adam Barr who has been showing me to take over the Principal role. He is mission-driven and will be looking to push Options to be better and more successful. We have made several staffing moves to help build a strong staff around Adam and I am excited for what the students will achieve this semester and going forward.

Finally, I have a request from everyone reading this. We must, as an Options community, never be shy when it comes to telling others about the great things that our students and staff are doing every day. Join me in continuing our mission of helping at-risk youth across Indiana. Belong, Believe, Achieve.

Jake Brandau

Gobble! Gobble!

Dear Parents:

 

On Tuesday Nov. 20th at 1pm we will be having our Options Thanksgiving Dinner. The staff will be making their favorite family dishes and be serving the students a great Thanksgiving dinner. If any of you want to provide a dessert, please email me that your student will be bringing a dessert. We will be releasing at 2:30pm but all students can stay until their normal time and we will be here until 5 for any students that need to stay for their ride.

 

Reminder: We have posted a survey for our e-learning snow day on the front page of our website, www.optionsschools.org. Please take a moment to complete this survey to provide us with feedback about how it went for you so we can work to make the process better. Thank you.

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

Fall Break & Field Trips

 

 

 

As we are starting October, we have a couple dates to remember:

 

Connor Prairie                        Tues. Oct. 9th

PSAT testing                            Wed. Oct. 10th

Fall Break                                 Mon Oct. 15th-19th

 

Seniors will not have to be at school on Wed. Oct. 10th due to Sophomore and Junior PSAT testing

 

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 Rob

Tuesday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Jen, Krista, and Dan

Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

 

School Notes and Information:

 

Front Office:

Please notify Bri if you student is sick via email or phone call before 9am each day. If you student is leaving early or arriving late due to a doctor appointment please also notify us so we can accurately record their attendance. If you have any questions about the attendance policy please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

 

Jen’s Math Class:

My Algebra class made triangles to show Pythagorean Theorem.  Then they were the teacher for the hour.

 

Krista’s English:

We are starting a new unit in English, which is a biography of the students choosing. We are spending extra time learning to cite sources and putting together an MLA formatted work cited sheet.

 

Krista’s Art:

In art class, we have been quilling, which is an art form that uses tiny strips of paper coiled into rolls. The rolls are then used collectively to create a form.

 

Devin:

18/19 Missing Assignment List Procedures

 

Turning in Assignments = Good Grades = Earning Credits = Graduation

 

  • All grades will be posted to PowerSchool Monday night
  • Students on the missing assignment list will meet with School Counselor Tuesday morning to discuss missing work and develop an action plan
  • Students choose to do their work as homework, during lunch (T, W, TH, M) or after-school tutoring (Mon-Thurs)- letting them choose allows ownership and helps with taking responsibility for their actions.
  • The list restarts every week, which allows to have a fresh start
  • Students who are on the missing assignment list frequently or who don’t make up work, will be referred to the principal/assistant principal

 

Student Incentives

  • Each week students not on the missing assignment list will receive 1 snack from school store  
  • Every month there will be a drawing for 10 dollar gift card for students who have not more than 1 missing assignment   

 

Rob’s English:

In Novels this week we have started a project involving the creation of an object from the Transformers Universe.  Students will have the ability to be extremely creative yet purposeful for this project. It will involve the said creation along with a presentation covering the importance and history of the object and how it pertains to the Transformers galaxy.

 

Josh’s Social Studies:

This week, U.S. History will be looking at factors leading up to the Civil War. Government will be exploring how states relate to one another both inside and outside the Constitution; as well as exploring how new states may be formed within the United States. World History and Geography will continue looking at regional diversity in the United States. Work continues in Indiana History with research project exploring classic American car companies that were based out of the Hoosier State through the 1900’s such as Duesenberg and Studebaker. We will also be hosting a field trip alongside Environmental Science for this class on Tuesday (10/9) to Conner Prairie.

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

First month of school fun!

As we are wrapping up August, we have a couple dates to remember:

Camptown White River Canoe Trip           Wed. Aug. 29th

School Picnic Fri. Sept. 7th

ASVAB Testing for Juniors and Seniors    Fri. Sept. 14th

 

Camptown Canoe Trip will be from 9am-4pm on Wed. Aug. 29th

Transportation will be provided by the school

Permission slips were sent home last week and please bring a sack lunch

 

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 Rob

Tuesday: 3-5pm   Teachers: Jen, Krista, and Dan

Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Rob and Ryan

Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: Josh and Ryan

 

School Notes and Information:

Front Office:

Please notify Bri if your student is sick via email or phone call before 9am each day. If you student is leaving early or arriving late due to a doctor appointment please also notify us so we can accurately record their attendance. If you have any questions about the attendance policy please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Krista’s English:

We have been reading “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” in all my classes. This story chronicles the life of a boy soldier’s, Ishmael Bael, life during Sierra Leone’s civil war and his subsequent rehabilitation in the U.S. He went on to become an advocate for children affected by war. This week we will begin watching “Blood Diamond,” a movie that brings to light the personal struggle of Sierra Leone civilians. Look for a letter that was sent home Friday. We have been working specifically on historical context, author’s purpose, and figurative language.

 

Krista’s Art:

We have been working on the elements of art by exploring lines, shapes, forms, texture, and value. Students will be turning in a painting that exhibits the texture of some natural element. So far, I have seen a lot of trees!

 

Dan’s PE/Health:

This year is the first year that I will be at both Options locations. I am at Carmel on Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Friday. I am at Noblesville on Tuesdays Thursdays, and every other Friday. I am co-teaching personal finance with Angie Smith (CTE Teacher at Noblesville) and Study Skills with Lauren Bangs (Special Ed Teacher at Carmel). If you have any questions or are interested in any of my clubs feel free to let me know: dan.cousineau@optionsined.org.

After School Tutoring/Clubs 3pm-5pm

Every other Tuesday at Noblesville (PE Club/Tutoring)

Every other Wednesday at Carmel (PE Club/ Tutoring)

 

Devin:

18/19 Missing Assignment List Procedures

 

Turning in Assignments = Good Grades = Earning Credits = Graduation

 

  • All grades will be posted to PowerSchool Monday night
  • Students on the missing assignment list will meet with School Counselor Tuesday morning to discuss missing work and develop an action plan
  • Students choose to do their work as homework, during lunch (T, W, TH, M) or after-school tutoring (Mon-Thurs)- letting them choose allows ownership and helps with taking responsibility for their actions.
  • The list restarts every week, which allows to have a fresh start
  • Students who are on the missing assignment list frequently or who don’t make up work, will be referred to the principal/assistant principal

Student Incentives

  • Each week student is not on the missing assignment list they will receive 1 snack from school store  
  • Every month there will be a drawing for 10 dollar gift card. Student who have not more than 1 missing assignment   

 

Stacie’s Science:

Science classes are very busy. Environmental science class is studying the effect of regular versus “green” detergent on the sprouting of mung beans. This experiment is long term and open ended. They should grow in their ability to understand scientific experimental and data gathering methods that scientists utilize in order to understand issues affecting our world. Biology class is conducting an experiment to examine the effect of using hand sanitizer versus soap and water on cleaning dirty hands. Ask your students how dirty our hands can get just using our phones and opening doors! ICP is honing their basic science and data interpretation skills for the first few weeks of school. This beginning unit is challenging but our students are rising to it. The Robotics students are getting organized and ready to start building and programming robots. MS STEM students are busy building a structure to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion.

 

Josh’s Social Studies:

Social Studies- This week, U.S. History will be covering colonial period, emphasizing how European settlement helped create cultural trends and boundaries that exist to this day. Government will be exploring the core principles of democracy, and by the end of the week we will be discussing the historical foundations of the American system. World History just finished exploring the “Why” of why the subject exists, and is now looking at Human Geography, and how geographers view humans culturally and within our environments. Indiana History is continuing with readings regarding our pioneer history, and in the next several weeks will begin exploring state government.

 

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

Testing Time!

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(dhines@optionsined.org) or Jake(jbrandau@optionsined.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: 3-5pm   Teachers: Dan and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5pm Teachers: Ryan and Josh

Thursday: 3-5pm Teachers: 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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

Jake Brandau

Principal

SPRING BREAK!

IT’S SPRING BREAK!!!

 

It’s been a long haul but we made it to spring break. When we return we will have 7 weeks left. Those weeks will go very fast and we have several rounds of testing for the different grades.

 

ISTEP+ Part 2 begins April 16th for 6th-10th graders and 11th graders who have not yet passed.

 

ECA begins May 9th for any senior that has not yet passed the test.

 

Devin will be sending schedules over break to all students that will be involved in testing.

Please contact Devin(dhines@optionsined.org) or Jake(jbrandau@optionsined.org) if you have any questions about ISTEP+ or ECA testing.

 

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: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Dan and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Ryan and Josh

Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: 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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

Options Charter School-Noblesville Jan. 22nd-Jan. 26th Weekly Blog

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.

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

Dec. 11th-15th Blog Options Noblesville

ISTEP+ and ECA testing has arrived

 

The Junior ISTEP+ testers have had a good week of testing. The Senior ECA testers are next week

 

All ECA testers have been sent a testing schedule in the mail. If you have not received that, please contact your student’s advisor or you can contact me.

 

English ECA:  Tues. Dec. 12th at 8:30am, please arrive by 8:20.

Math ECA: Thurs. Dec. 14th at 8:30am, please arrive by 8:20.

 

If you are an online student, please arrange to come on the above dates. If you are unable to do that, you will need to schedule an alternate date and time.

 

Any students that are not taking the ECA tests have the morning off and will be coming to school at 12:45pm on the above dates.

 

We have 2 weeks to go. Please make sure you are checking Powerschool for the current grades. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

If you have any questions about if or when your student is testing please call me ASAP.

 

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.

 

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

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

Fall Break is Around the Corner

Fall Break is coming soon. This is a much needed break for students and staff. Hopefully, when everyone returns we will be able to make a strong push through the rest of the semester.

 

Lunch Program: We are now doing weekly orders for lunches and it has been going well. Students must place their order by Wed. at noon for the following week. Please make sure you are depositing money for your student to stay in the positive balance. We will send letters home if students are in the negative.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Oct. 11th   PSAT test(Soph. and Juniors.)

Oct. 16th-20th  Fall Break

Oct. 27th   Halloween Party 12-2 (Early Release at 2pm)

 

Reminder: We have after-school student hours for any student that wants more time and help from our great staff. Also our clubs are during this time.  ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE THIS TIME.

 

Monday: 3-5:00pm          Teachers: Matt and Jennifer

Tuesday: 3-5:00pm          Teachers: Rob and Dan

Wednesday: 3-5:00pm     Teachers: Ryan

Thursday: 3-5:00pm         Teachers: Ryan and Rob

 

If you have any questions, please contact me at jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

Welcome Back!!!

We hope you had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. We are very excited about the 2017-18 school year, especially our newly renovated campuses! The construction team, administration team, and teachers have been working diligently to make sure our campuses will be ready for students. Please mark your calendars for these very important dates:

Thursday, August 3–Back to School Night, 5:00-7:30pm

We will be hosting a Back To School Night on Thursday, August 3 from 5:00-7:30pm at both campuses. It it is absolutely essential that both parents and students attend as we will be updating enrollment information, completing and updating school schedules, distributing chromebooks, issuing parent PowerSchool information, and answering any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year!

Monday, August 7—First Day of School

The first day of school is on Monday, August 7. Students, please come prepared with your school supplies and chromebooks charged and ready to go!

Options Charter School-Noblesville-6 Weeks Left!!

I hope everyone had a great spring break. It was great to see all the students back this week. We have a lot of events and testing coming up.

 

We have ISTEP+ Part 2  in the next 2 weeks for the Sophomores. They will be doing Part 2 of the ISTEP+ exam on Wednesday April 19th and Wednesday April 26th. Any seniors and juniors that have not passed the ECA exam will be taking it on Wednesday May 10th(English) or Thursday May 11th(Math).

 

Schedules have been sent to each student that is testing. If your student is not taking either the ISTEP+ or the ECA then they will come to school at 12:30pm on Wednesday April 19th, Wednesday April 26th, Wednesday May 10th, and Thursday May 11th

 

Please contact Melanie or Jake if you have any questions about the schedule. ISTEP+ testing is mandatory for all Sophomores.

 

Coming Events:

 

April 14th   White river clean-up

April 17th   Blood drive

May 4th     Indians Game

May 5th     Picnic and Prom

 

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: Sam and Matt

Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

 

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

Options Noblesville

Hello Everyone, the sophomores did a great job with ISTEP+ testing over the last 2 weeks.

 

We have a great field trip planned for Wednesday this week. We are going to Ivy Tech from 10:00-11:00  to listen to Jordan Burnham, who is a nationally recognized motivational speaker about depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. He has been spotlighted on ESPN and you can look up his name and learn more about what he does. We are sending out permission slips for the field trip so please return them promptly. We will be emailing a copy of the permission form also in case your student did not bring it home.

 

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: Sam and Matt

Tuesday: 3-5:30pm          Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5:30pm     Teachers: Sam and Matt

Thursday: 3-5:30pm         Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

 

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

ISTEP +

Options Charter School-Noblesville

 

It is ISTEP+ week for the Sophomores. They will be doing Part 1 of the ISTEP+ exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Freshman will be doing the PSAT on Wednesday morning. The schedule will be as follows:

 

Monday and Friday are normal schedule for all students.

 

Freshman: Tuesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

      Wednesday arrive by 8:30am for PSAT test

       Thursday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

Sophomores: Tuesday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

       Wednesday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

        Thursday arrive at 8:30am for ISTEP exam

Juniors and Seniors: Tuesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

       Wednesday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

       Thursday arrive at 10:30am (2-hour delay schedule)

 

Please contact Melanie or Jake if you have any questions about this schedule. ISTEP+ testing is mandatory for all Sophomores.

 

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: Sam and Matt

Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

 

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal

 

Feb. 6-11

Options Charter School-Noblesville

 

We are almost ⅓ complete with this semester. This means we will be having a ½ day on Friday Feb. 10th for professional development. School will let out at 11:45am.

 

Please check PowerSchool for your student to see if they are staying on top of their work.

 

Please contact Jesse if you need your PowerSchool information to be able to see your student’s grades and attendance. The Powerschool link is https://optionsined.powerschool.com/public/home.html.

 

If you have a sophomore, they will be taking the ISTEP+ Part 1 tests during the week of Feb. 27th. If you have any questions about these tests or how we are preparing for them please feel free to contact me.

 

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: Sam and Matt

Tuesday: 3-5:30pm   Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

Wednesday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam and Matt

Thursday: 3-5:30pm Teachers: Sam, Ryan, and Rob

 

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 jbrandau@optionsined.org or call the school at 317-773-8659.

 

Let your Options work for you,

 

Jake Brandau

Principal