Enrollment FAQs - Riverside High School

2019-20 Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Riverside High School is part of an enrollment system called Enroll Indy (www.enrollindy.org) which uses a computer lottery to fill freshmen spots for the 2019-20 school year.

What is Enroll Indy?

Enroll Indy is an organization created to streamline the application process for students and their families. Families with an 8th-grade student, or transfer student, who would like a 10th, or 11th grade spot at Riverside High School, should fill out the Enroll Indy application and list Riverside as their first choice.

Why does Riverside High Schools participate in Enroll Indy?

As our first campus 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. With the addition of Riverside High School, we would soon be faced with the same issue. Partnering with Enroll Indy makes the application process more accessible for all families. This process also helps us fulfill our mission of offering a world-class education to students from diverse populations.

When will applications be accepted?

Applications are available for the 2019-20 academic year beginning November 1, 2018.  Families must apply online at www.enrollindy.org/apply. No paper applications will be available, but families who do not have access to a computer or a mobile device may come to Riverside High School and use the dedicated enrollment computers during school hours: 9am-4pm, Mondays-Thursdays or 10am-3pm on Fridays. To apply outside of these hours, please visit an Enroll Indy enrollment center. For more information on one of these centers, contact a member of the enrollment team.

How does the application process work?

Riverside High School participates in a city-wide enrollment system called Enroll Indy which uses a lottery system to match students with the school of their choice. Students wanting a 9th, 10th or 11th grade spot must apply through Enroll Indy and should mark Riverside High School as their first choice.

Apply through Enroll Indy

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can choose up to ten schools to which to apply on the Enroll Indy application. 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 Riverside is the only school you have an interest in within the Enroll Indy system, then list only Riverside. 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.

What if I am in an IPS school, such as CFI or Edison School of the Arts #47, and I have a feeder high school? Can I still apply to Riverside High School?

Yes, just because you have a feeder high school does not mean you have to commit to that school. If you prefer Riverside, you must rank it as your first choice on the application.

What happens if I do not match to my choice?

If you do not match to one of your choices, you will default to your neighborhood or boundary school. If you are unsatisfied with that match, you may reapply, provided there are spaces still available.

When will I be notified of my match?

Families will be notified of their matches after the end of each enrollment window. A list of the remaining application and notification deadlines is below.

Round 1: November 1-January 31 (Results February 21)

Round 2: February 1- April 30 (Results May 21)

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

A timeline for securing your spot and submitting your paperwork will be detailed when you receive your acceptance notification.

For more information, please contact Natalie Lott at 317-231-0010, x16016 or nlott@riversidehighschool.org.