Why Choose Options Schools?

When considering alternative schooling for your child, you likely have many questions — perhaps, your first one might be, “What is a charter school?”

Put simply: a charter school allows your student the opportunity to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, with an individualized approach & personalized support.

Offering outstanding online learning opportunities and campus programs in Hamilton County (Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield) & Kokomo, Options Schools provides a clear path towards high student achievement.

Options is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and AdvancED.

The Options Schools provide a caring community, quality education, and guidance to those students who seek an alternative to traditional schooling.


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What Is a Charter School?

Nearly two decades ago, the Charter School Law passed, and Options became one of the first of five charter schools in Indiana in 2002. Public charter schools are independent, public, and tuition-free and allow for a more innovative, engaging student experience.

Research has strongly shown that charter schools teach individuals with anxiety and schedule constraints in a more effective, fulfilling way, along with low-income students, minority and non-English speaking students.

Did you know charter school students have a greater likelihood of graduating, pursuing higher education, and jumpstarting a fulfilling career? It’s true!

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Our Approach

Once students begin their Options journey, they will meet with an advisor to create an academic plan that will destine them for success. All coursework adheres to Indiana Standards — it’s our curriculum structure that truly makes the difference — students have a voice and are able to learn by finding the method that works best for them.

We offer a variety of education programs & platforms, including online learning. There are three components to our education model:

Foundations for Learning

Our students are required to complete 25 credits in core academic areas (English, math, science, social studies, PE, health, and select electives) to receive a Core 40 diploma. We work hands-on with every student to ensure they demonstrate proficiency in each subject.

Practical Applications

Later, students complete a targeted 90 hours of Career Field Experience through observation and internship opportunities. We make it a point to consistently communicate with our students, asking questions like, “Where do you see yourself succeeding, and how can we help you get there?”

Senior Institute & Career and Technical Education

At the culmination of their Options academic experience, students must showcase the real-world skills they’ve obtained by completing a service-based learning project, almost entirely independently.

The 4 Project Guidelines — all projects must:

  1. Be Interesting to the student.
  2. Benefit a community.
  3. Demonstrate prior learning.
  4. Offer the chance to learn something new.
Alternative & Charter Schools in Carmel & Noblesville, IN | Options Schools

The Key to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Options Schools Westfield Campus

17721 Gunther Blvd
Westfield, IN, 46074

Options Schools Noblesville Campus

9945 Cumberland Pointe Blvd.

Noblesville, IN, 46060


Phone: 317-773-8659
Email: abarr@optionsined.org

Options Schools with ABA

Fishers Campus
10029 E. 126th St. Suite B
Fishers, IN 46038

Kokomo Campus
114 West Jackson St.
Kokomo, IN 46901

Options Schools Administrative Office

18077 River Rd Suite 106
Noblesville, IN, 46062

Providing an exceptional education experience to grade 6-12 students throughout Indiana