Enrollment Process

We are a system of schools that eliminates academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps and cultivates the greatness that exists within each child to confidently pursue their dreams in our city, nation, and world. The South Bend Empowerment Zone is comprised of Wilson, Warren, Harrison, and Coquillard Elementary schools, and Navarre Middle school. 

The Empowerment Zone has the power to make decisions based on the specific needs of each Empowerment Zone school. With talented, diverse leadership driving our vision, the Empowerment Zone values the perspective of the community in order to best serve students and families. 

The Empowerment Zone acknowledges the systemic and institutional inequities that currently exist in public education.  We are dedicated to ensuring that all students have equitable access to opportunities, support, and tools they need to succeed. 

Why choose the South Bend Empowerment Zone?

We are community schools 

We are student and family-centered 

We meet families where they are  

We nurture the mind, body, soul of each student 

We are public education 

We provide leadership opportunities 

We are dedicated to addressing equity 

We are driven by the voices of the community and dedicated to the westside

Enrollment Process

Step 1:

Choose an Empowerment Zone School using the School Locator tool.

Step 2:

After you determine to which Empowerment Zone School your child will attend, complete our FREE registration powered by PowerSchool.

The registration will ask that you upload photos of the following documentation: 

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of these immunizations required by the Indiana State Department of Health. Use the Immunization Record form below. Free immunizations are available in our community. 
  • When you complete the necessary paperwork you can drop off directly to your Empowerment Zone school or mail the items in. 

Kindergarten Enrollment

To enter kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2020.

Step 1:

Choose an Empowerment Zone School using the School Locator tool.

Step 2:

After you determine to which Empowerment Zone School your child will attend, complete our FREE registration powered by PowerSchool.

The registration will ask that you upload photos of the following documentation: