New online process to simplify charter school application for IPS families

Keeping it simple. That’s what Enroll Indy is aiming into in regards to explaining OneMatch, the new, web-based application process for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and 90 percent of Marion Co. charter schools.

Caitlin Hannon, Founder and Executive  Director, Enroll Indy, tells us more:

  • OneMatch replaces more than a dozen different school applications and deadlines, as well as waitlists.
  • Families will use a single application to apply to up to ten schools.
  • 15 is the first deadline for families to complete their OneMatch application for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • OneMatch can be accessed at and through mobile devices.
  • Enroll Indy is canvassing door-to-door and through phone banks to reach families ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline. Since mid-November, they have:
  • Reached more than 5,200 families
  • Received more than 3,000 applications for the first round
  • After the Jan. 15 deadline, if there is more demand than there are seats at a school, Enroll Indy will run a lottery to determine placement for applicants based on their school preferences, their enrollment priorities, such as siblings and geographic locations, and their random lottery number.
  • Families who participated in the first application round will be notified of their school on Feb. 15, 2018.

Who should use OneMatch?

  • Students new to school, such as kindergarteners or students moving into Indianapolis
  • Students who want or need a new school for 2018
  • 8th graders who are moving on to high school

To learn more, visit:

317-426-3234 or 877-883-6765 (hotline)

120 E. Walnut Street (IPS headquarters, physical address)

Text “ONEMATCH to 33222 (text message support)