Parents/Guardians are hereby notified that the deadline for filing an open enrollment application for the 2017-2018 school year is March 1, 2017. If the student will be entering school for the first time as a kindergarten student, the deadline is September 1, 2017.
Open Enrollment applications must be submitted to the resident and receiving districts. Students that open enroll in grades 9 through 12, shall not be eligible to participate in varsity contests and competitions during the first 90 school days of transfer. Please contact the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at (515) 288-9741 or the Iowa High School Athletic Association at (515) 432-2011 for questions regarding eligibility.
Transportation Assistance – Parents are responsible for transporting children open enrolled to another district. This applies to all students including those with and IEP. If the need for transportation as a related service is stated in the IEP, as a general rule the parent is responsible for this obligation under open enrollment. If a child open enrolls to a district that is contiguous (borders) to the home district, and the parents’ income meets economic eligibility requirements, the family may receive a stipend for transportation or be provided transportation by the district. Income verification must be provided to the resident district.
You may find more information by going to the Dept. of Education website at www.iowa.gov/educate.
You may call Carroll Community School, 712-792-8001, for assistance.
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Please check out the Transportation page for information pertaining to Alternate Bus Routes.
Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,
Knowing where you are and where you want to go is a key part of growth and improvement. Our school regularly uses education data to tell us how our students are progressing and to adjust instruction for better results.
The state is now providing an additional source of information with the release of the Iowa School Report Card. This is a new web-based tool that provides a snapshot of every Iowa public school’s performance on certain educational measures, such as student attendance and proficiency rates.
The goal of the Iowa School Report Card is to present certain education data in a way that makes it easier for the public to find and understand. The Iowa Department of Education developed this tool in response to a 2013 legislative requirement (House File 215).
Specifically, the Iowa School Report Card scores schools on up to eight educational measures and then assigns an overall rating to each school based on its performance on the measures. The link below is a guide that provides an explanation of the eight measures. Rankings for CCSD schools are:
Fairview Elementary - unable to rate because the building doesn’t have 3rd grade
Adams Elementary - High Performing
Carroll Middle School - Commendable
Carroll High School - Commendable
While I believe this information can add to conversations in our community about how we’re preparing our students for success, these measures are based on limited data. And, as we know from other accountability initiatives such as the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools are so much more than labels. Labels and ratings do not tell the whole story.
While I encourage you to explore the information provided in the Iowa School Report Card, I also urge you to get to know the school behind the label. Ask questions about our improvement efforts, and ask what you can do to support our teachers and students.
You can locate our school’s results, as well as more information about the Iowa School Report Card, on the following website: www.educateiowa.gov/schoolreportcard.
Feel free to contact one of the building principals or me if you have any questions.
Rob Cordes, Superintendent
Information for the 2015 - 2016 bus routes is available by accessing the transportation page on this website. Click here to go to the Transportation page.
CCSD has gone 1:1 with Samsung Chromebooks for grades 5-12 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Below is important information for parents and student pertaining to the Chromebook initiative. Please read carefully.
The Carroll Community School District will now begin rolling out parent portal accounts for Infinite Campus. Please access our Parent/Student Portal Resource page click here and print off the Parent Portal Application & Agreement Form. After the form is completed and returned to your child's attendance center, you will receive your activation code via the e-mail address you provide. Hard copies of this form are also available at all building offices. You only need to sign up once, no matter how many children you have in the district. Thank you for your patience and support throughout our student information system conversion.
This link will lead you to the CCSD Board of Education website. You will find the agendas, board policies, financial information, and other important documents regarding board business.
Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the Carroll Community School District Website. I hope you will find the information on CCSD's website helpful and easy to use. If there is something you would like to see on the district's website, please feel free to call (712) 792 - 8001 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving student achievement through continuous school improvement is the key component of Carroll Community School District's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP).
Professional development is the key to continuous school improvement. Carroll Community School District serves approximately 1700 students in grades K – 12. CCSD has two elementary buildings, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative high school building. In addition, the district operates a 4-year old preschool for about 175 youngsters in two different sites throughout the community.