+ Where is Circle City Prep located?
Circle City Prep is located at 4002 N Franklin Rd Indianapolis, Indiana 46226, in the east wing of the building.
+ Does it cost to attend Circle City Prep?
It does not cost to attend Circle City Prep. We are tuition free, public school.
+ What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are tuition-free, open enrollment public schools. We have no district or catchment zones but instead can enroll any student who lives in Indiana. Charter schools have increased autonomy, ability to make curricular, financial, and hiring decisions, and increased accountability. Circle City Prep is authorized by the Indiana Charter School Board.
+ Who can attend Circle City Prep?
Any student enrolling in Kindergarten (5 years-old by October 1, 2017) or 1st grade can attend Circle City Prep.
+ What grades are currently being enrolled?
For the 2017-2018 school year, we are currently enrolling scholars for Kindergarten and 1st Grade. We will add a new grade level each year until we are a full K-8 school serving just over 500 scholars and families. We are enrolling 56 Kindergarten and 56 First Graders for the 2017-2018 school year and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
+ What makes Circle City Prep special?
All members of the Circle City Prep staff and community deeply believe that all our scholars can be on a path to college. We provide a small, academically rigorous environment to ensure that your child is reading and performing math at or above grade-level. Our scholars receive double the amount of literacy instruction and math instruction everyday as well as targeted tutoring during the school day. Our families are all part of our Circle City Prep Family and receive frequent communication from their child’s teacher in addition to home visits before the start of school, in-person conferences and bi-monthly parent university nights and parent action councils. Finally, our scholars participate in daily recess and enrichment classes (art, music, PE) including a weekly yoga practice.
+ Does Circle City Prep provide transportation?
While Circle City Prep does not offer transportation, our extended schedule and community partnerships ease the transportation burden for some of our families. Circle City Prep opens our doors at 7:30am and dismisses at 4pm. If you’re looking for before school care Love to Learn (at 8901 E. 42nd Street) and Touch A Life (at 9809 E. 42nd Street) offer before school care and transportation to Circle City Prep. We also have a partnership with the Finish Line Boys and Girls Club (at 38th and Post) and are able to offer free transportation to their site where students can participate in their after school care for only $15 for the entire year. We also help our families connect with neighbors in their community to set up carpools to school. Just ask!
+ What is the dress code policy at Circle City Prep?
Yes! Our strict uniform code allows our scholars to focus on their academics rather than their outfits. Our scholars wear grey Circle City Prep polos, khaki bottoms, and closed toed tennis shoes. In colder weather, we have Circle City Prep cardigans available for purchase as well. You can check out more information on our uniform page.
+ What are the hours of operation at Circle City Prep?
The Circle City Prep school day runs from 7:30am-4:00pm Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, in order to allow our teachers and staff to participate in weekly professional development trainings, our scholars are dismissed at 2pm.
Doors open at 7:30am and scholars are considered tardy if they arrive later than 7:45am.
+ What is the first day of school?
Circle City Prep’s school year will begin August 7th for Kindergarten (with a 1pm dismissal), and August 8th for Kindergarten and 1st Grade (with a 1pm dismissal). The first full day of school (dismissal at 4pm) is Wednesday, August 9th.