Transportation

IC Imagine’s transportation program uses community-based bus stops to pick-up and drop-off students each day.  This program began with one route/stop in November 2022, with the intention to add additional routes/stops as bus drivers are secured and funding is available.  As a charter school, IC Imagine does not receive funds designated for transportation like traditional schools.

When a route is ready to begin, we will notify families of the Community Bus Stop’s location.  Families will be given the opportunity to apply if they live near that area and would like to use the bus.  We will communicate with families if their children have been assigned or placed on the waitlist, and provide information about how to effectively engage as an assigned or waitlisted family.

Our first Community Bus Stop is Mount Carmel Child Enrichment Center (201 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC 28806). 

To be considered for ridership, families should complete the following two steps:

  1. Complete the online Bus Rider Application. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement.  We expect each bus to be full with a waitlist.  We will communicate with families if they have been assigned or placed on the waitlist, and provide information about how to effectively engage as an assigned or waitlisted family.
  2. Submit your Bus Rider Agreement to the Front Office.  Signed agreements are required to be considered for placement on a bus.  Copies are available at the front desk if you are unable to print one at home.

Our second Community Bus Stop will be Pole Creek Baptist Church (96 Snow Hill Church Rd, Candler, NC 28715) and Oak Hill United Methodist Church 9277 Oak Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715). We will notify families when this application opens.

We continue to seek bus drivers, so if you know anyone who has their CDL license and is seeking work, please direct them to apply through our Job Board on NC Teacher Match.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at  transportation@icimagine.org.

Bus Rider Rubric