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Enrollment FAQ

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Herron Preparatory Academy participates in a unified enrollment effort through an organization called Enroll Indy ( to fill Kindergarten through 5th Grade seats.

What is Enroll Indy?

Enroll Indy is an organization created to streamline the application process for students and their families. Families should fill out the application and list Herron Preparatory Academy as their first choice.

Why does Herron Classical Schools (Herron and Herron-Riverside High Schools, and Herron Prep) participate in Enroll Indy?

As Herron High School gained local and national recognition for our student success, we were faced with a decision on how to make the enrollment process more equitable for all families. Our waiting list was reaching upwards of 300-400 students. The addition of our second campus, Herron-Riverside High School, helped alleviate some of the waiting list, and by partnering with Enroll Indy, the enrollment process is more accessible for all families. As a result of our high schools participating in the process, it was only natural that Herron Prep join in this process which also helps us fulfill our mission of offering a world-class education to students from diverse populations.

When will applications be accepted?

Applications will be available beginning November 2, 2022. The deadline for round 1 of enrollment is January 25, 2023.  Families must apply online at No paper applications will be available, but families who do not have access to a computer or a mobile device may contact Aprille Goodman ( for assistance.

How does the application process work?

For more information about how to navigate the Enroll Indy application process, click here:

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may choose up to ten schools to which you can apply. If you are not willing to have your student attend a certain school, do NOT list that school just to fill the ten spaces. If your student will be applying to private schools or a district school, and Herron Prep is the only schools within the Enroll Indy system you have an interest in, then only list them, or the one you wish to attend, on the application. This is important to note as there are no waiting lists with the Enroll Indy system. The idea is to match students with the school they want the most within the system.

For more FAQs related to Enroll Indy, visit: 

Do I have to live within a certain boundary or area to apply?

Herron Preparatory Academy is a Mayor's-Sponsored charter school. We run independently of Indianapolis Public Schools, but have a partnership to share certain resources. As an IPS Innovation School, we have an enrollment boundary. Please note that ANY student within Indiana is eligible to apply to a charter school (unless that student is currently under expulsion). The boundary only serves as an enrollment priority not an exclusive enrollment area. 

You can view a map of our enrollment boundary here.

My child attends an IPS Pre-K. Do I need to use his/her student ID when applying via Enroll Indy?

Yes. Current IPS pre-K students are loaded in the Enroll Indy system and families should use the student ID to “Find My Student” in the application. If you do not know your student’s ID, contact his/her school or Enroll Indy (

What happens if I do not get a seat at Herron Preparatory Academy?

If you do not match to Herron Preparatory Academy in the first round, you can select Herron Preparatory Academy during the second round, provided there are seats available.

When will I be notified of my match?

Dates for the enrollment windows are listed below:

  • Round one: November 1 – January 24; results emailed to the email address you provide on your application on February 22.

  • Round two: January 25 – April 19, results emailed to the email address you provide on your application on May 16.

  • Continued enrollment on a first-come, first served basis after April 20 as space permits

What steps will I need to take to secure my spot?

A timeline for securing your spot and submitting your paperwork will be emailed shortly after you receive your results email.

For more information, please contact Aprille Goodman at

What is the difference between enrollment and registration?

Enrollment is the process of applying and claiming a seat for your student. This process is managed for Enroll Indy’s partner schools through our OneMatch application. Registration is the paperwork (immunization records, birth certificate, etc.) and any additional next steps (such as orientations or assessments) required by the school once the student is enrolled. For questions about enrollment, please contact Enroll Indy for assistance. If you have questions about the registration process, you can contact your school directly.