The Charter School of the Dunes will be the school of choice for our community, with a reputation for excellence built on high academic standards, expectations, and achievement in a safe and welcoming environment.


Our professional educators will commit to creating a culture of life-long learning and collaboration in which all students meet or exceed high academic standards.


Assessments                                                                      Curriculum



State Reports

Academic Impact 2020-2021

Annual Performance Report 2023

DOE Report Card 2018-2019

CCSJ Charter School Report 2019-2020

IDOE State Report





CSD Indiana GPS Webpage



Charter School of the Dunes is committed to ensuring that our educational materials and websites are accessible, equitable, and usable to everyone. Accessibility is a core component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and it is referenced throughout the UDL Guidelines.


We strive to follow best practices based on federal requirements outlined in Section 508—the “Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards,” authorized by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board—as well as recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


Charter School of the Dunes strives to ensure that its services, educational materials, information, and methods are accessible to ALL students. Charter School of the Dunes invests a significant resources to help ensure that it’s curricular materials, strategies, and websites are accessible for all students and families, with the strong underlying belief that every person has the right to pursue a free and appropriate public education with as much independence, dignity, equity, comfort and equivalent ease of use as possible.


Charter School of the Dunes continues its efforts to maintain and improve the accessibility of all services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use by all people. Despite our efforts, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate solution, yet.


If you are experiencing difficulty with any content, materials, or websites or you require assistance with any part of our services, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact Charter School of the Dunes:


Contact: Sherry Knight – Director of Special Education and Support Services

Email: Phone: 219-939-9690 ext. 120


In accordance with SEA 217: Dyslexia Law, as of February 2019:

  • Charter School of the Dunes uses Orton Gillingham to intervene for students that may have Dyslexia.
  • 72 students have received services that cover dyslexia intervention
  • 0 students have been flagged for dyslexia characteristics



The High Ability Program at CSD will support the mission by:

· Challenging students to reach their full potential

· Guiding students to be creative, independent, critical thinkers,
and problem solvers

· Guiding students to set both academic and personal goals

· Supporting students in their social and emotional needs

· Providing students with leadership roles and responsibilities

· Engaging students in problem based learning and cooperative
learning activities to develop a sense of teamwork and responsibility

*High Ability Program Goals*

· Goal 1- Implement an unbiased identification process for students
in grades K-8.

· Goal 2- Provide professional development opportunities for
educators to learn how to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of
high ability students.

· Goal 3-Provide High Ability services for identified students in
grades K-8.

*Indiana Code *

At CSD, our High Ability Program will follow the Indiana Code 20-36-1,
which states:

Sec. 3. “High ability student” means a student who:
(1) performs at or shows the potential for performing at an outstanding
level of accomplishment in at least one (1) domain when compared with other
students of the same age, experience, or environment; and (2) is
characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests.

Contact: *Sherry Knight – High Ability Coordinator*

Email: ** Phone: *219-939-9690 ext. 120*

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