1) Is PSOE a free school?
Yes, similar to our local IPS schools, PSOE is a free public school. There may be associated fees with enrollment such as book or activity fees.
2) I don’t live near the school. Can my child attend PSOE?
Yes, any child in Indiana is eligible to attend PSOE. Enrollment is based on availability.
3) Does PSOE offer transportation?
No, PSOE does not offer transportation.
4) What grades does PSOE serve?
PSOE serves Kindergarten through 8th grade students.
5) How can I see the school?
School tours are given every Friday at 10AM (Holidays Excluded).
6) Am I allowed to visit my child at school?
Yes, parents are encouraged to visit the school, but must call ahead to alert the school if they wish to visit the classroom during instructional times. All visitors must sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s pass. For more information, see the visitor policy on the parent center page of this website. Parents can also receive a copy of the visitor policy at the school office.
7) Does PSOE test children to ensure academic growth?
Yes, PSOE uses DIBELS-NEXT, ACUITY, and ISTEP+ (among others) to ensure that instruction is differentiated to varying student ability levels, and that student growth is adequately monitored.
8) Are teachers at PSOE licensed?
Yes, classroom teachers undergo an intensive evaluation process at PSOE and must maintain proper educational licensure within the state of Indiana. PSOE is an at-will employer.
9) Does PSOE have a discipline policy?
Yes. At PSOE, the maintenance of the instructional climate is critical to a child’s ability to learn. When this climate is threatened by inappropriate behavior, the school responds swiftly. Students are held to very high behavioral standards, and behavioral expectations have been normed for all grade levels.
10) Does PSOE offer extra-curricular activities?
Yes. PSOE has a sports program for students in 4th – 8th grade. PSOE also has after school clubs, music activities, a Green Team, and Project Citizen Team.