The Welcome Center is located at the Lawrence Education & Community Center,
6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Welcome Center Hours - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
317-423-8209 or click to email

Welcome Center Summer hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  The Welcome Center will be closed to the public Fridays, June 8 through July 13. (June 8,15, 22, 29, July 6, 13).  We will also be closed June 11, 12, and 13 and Wednesday, July 4.
Extended hours for the Welcome Center are 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 10th.  (July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, and Aug 2)

Families are highly encouraged to complete the student online enrollment application before coming to the Welcome Center.  All families will go to the Welcome Center to complete enrollment in MSD of Lawrence Township. (Please see required enrollment documents below.)  

Required Enrollment Documents - All Grade Levels

What to bring with you to enroll your child:

School Assignment

  • Elementary students will be assigned to their neighborhood school identified by the Elementary School Boundary Map at time of enrollment.  You may apply for a different school during our open application time from March 31 to May 20, 2018. Students will be placed using a randomized system (Computerized Admittance Process – CAP) based on available seats. Notification to families occurs early July via email.
  • Middle and High School students will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school -or- during certain windows of time, you may apply to your school of choice.  


Transportation will be provided for all Lawrence Township students who:
  • Attend their neighborhood school (applies to all grades); or
  • Attend the Elementary School of their choice that is on the same side of the district as their neighborhood school.  Refer to East-West Boundary Map.
Boundary Maps
Note: For additional information regarding the neighborhood school for your child, please call the Welcome Center at (317)423-8209.

Non-Resident Families

Non-Resident Families must first complete the Non-Resident Application before beginning the enrollment process. The non-resident application window is only open for a limited time.  If accepted, you will be notified via email to complete the enrollment process in the Welcome Center.

Official student records are required for application and can be obtained from your child’s current school (attendance, discipline, report card/transcript). These documents can be uploaded when completing the application or delivered to the Welcome Center at 6501 Sunnyside Rd.​ (Attn: Asst. Superintendent of Secondary Schools or Asst. Superintendent of Elementary Schools)

Families of non-resident students must provide transportation to and from school. Your child’s approval and retention as an out of boundary resident in Lawrence Township Schools is contingent on good attendance.

  • The application process for elementary students, grades 1-6, who reside outside of MSD of Lawrence Township is currently closed.

The application process for Middle and High School students, grades 7-12, who reside outside of MSD of Lawrence Township will be open July 18-22, 2018.

All families enrolling new students must come to the Welcome Center to submit required documentation and receive confirmation that student is enrolled.

Curricular Resource Fees

Click here for the curricular resource fees for Grades K - 8 for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Immunization Information

You may contact the following location for immunization information or to obtain any immunizations needed. Immunizations are available for children of all ages, for a fee.
Marion County Health Department
6042 East 21st Street

Free and Reduced Lunch

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children

The goal of the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children have an equal right to a free, appropriate public education.  McKinney Vento addresses barriers related to enrollment, attendance, and the academic success of homeless children and youth.
Students/families must apply and meet certain criteria to be eligible for the McKinney Vento Program.  Eligibility is determined by the district McKinney Vento Liaison, Tracy Beer. 

Once eligibility has been determined, homeless children and families have the right to:

  • Enroll the student, even if they don’t have immediate access to the required paperwork.
  •  A school placement that is in the best interest of the child.  The child may stay at the school they attended when they were permanently housed.  This is called the “school of origin.”  The child may also attend school in the district where the family is currently staying.  The McKinney Vento Liaison will help determine the most feasible and reasonable placement that is in the child’s best interest.
  • Transportation to the school of origin, if feasible, until the family has permanent housing.
  • Free services including breakfast, lunch, and textbook fees.
  • Appeal decisions regarding placement and services.  The McKinney-Liaison can assist families with the appeal process.

For more information, please contact Tracy Beer at (317) 423-8338

McKinney-Vento Law
Quick Links for Schools/Teachers
National Association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth