Admissions

CSD Enrollment Application

 

Application

Admission to Charter School of the Dunes is open to all students who are eligible under the laws of the State of Indiana for admission to public school. In accordance with federal laws, no student will be denied admission to Charter School of the Dunes based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, aptitude, or athletic ability. Lottery preference is given to applicants with a current sibling enrolled at or family member employed by Charter School of the Dunes.

  • Pre-K applicants must be 4 years old on or before August 1st, 2024.  Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2024.
  • All families applying for a Pre-K seat must submit an On My Way Pre-K (OMW) application before their child can begin in Pre-K at Charter School of the Dunes Early Learning Center.
    • Qualifying for the OMW Pre-K voucher is not a requirement, but applying for it is required.
    • The application for OMW Pre-K opens in March 2024. However, this does not prohibit families from submitting a lottery application now and must be done so prior to the priority deadline for preferences to apply.
  • Families who receive a Pre-K seat for the 2024-25 school year will be guaranteed a Kindergarten seat for the 2025-26 school year.

 

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Enrollment Information

 

Entrance Requirements

Pre-K applicants must be 4 years old on or before August 1st of the current school year.  Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years of age on or before August 1 of the current school year. If your child does not meet these qualifications, you may contact the office for further policy information.

 

Textbooks, Library Books, Audio/Visual Equipment & Other School Materials

It is the responsibility of CSD students to return textbooks, library books and any other school materials at the end of the school year in good condition. In accordance with stated CSD policy, it is the responsibility of a parent/guardian to instill respect of property in their children. Thus, parents MUST assume responsibility for damage to or loss of any textbooks, library books, audio/visual equipment or other school materials used by their child/children. Replacement costs and/or damage fines will be assessed for any lost or damaged materials. These fines must be paid in full, in cash, before a final report card will be issued, transfer of records sent, or registration accepted for the next school year. The teachers, in conjunction with the School Principal will determine these fees.

 

Money Procedures

When paying for items (i.e. breakfast, lunch, field trip) at the school, CSD accepts cash or money orders only, no checks permitted. All payments must be done at the main office. Payments after 1:00pm will not be accepted.

 

Breakfast and Lunch

All parents must fill out and submit a Free and Reduced Priced Meals Application which is provided in the enrollment packet. These forms will be processed, and all students who desire meals provided through the school will receive them. Parents are asked to make breakfast/lunch payments (cash and money order only, no checks permitted) to the school office.

 

Special Services

The school offers a complete special education program and is obligated by state and federal laws. Special education students will have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) written for them annually. This plan must be implemented in a least restricted environment. A special education parent handbook will be provided to all parents whose child participates in the program. Please contact the Special Education Teacher, Special Education Director, or School Principal for further information.

 

Title 1 Services

The Charter School of the Dunes offers Federal Title 1 services, which are designed to assist students in achievement of skills and knowledge. These federal funds are based on the free and reduced lunch counts data obtained when parents register and other student achievement data. Title 1 program is available to all CSD students, and in areas of mathematics and reading/writing instruction. All teachers working under Title 1 programs are highly qualified according to Indiana Department of Education standards.

 

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