Academics

Building Options

John Morton-Finney Education Center
120 E. Walnut St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 

The Building Options Program works with secondary schools to establish intervention programs at each of the school sites. These programs provide support to students who are struggling in a traditional classroom environment and provide skill-building supports to help students develop strategies to be successful when returning to the regular classroom. Each program is unique to the school and student needs based on data.

  • Assists schools with analyzing building data and school intervention needs
  • Provides examples of behavioral and instructional models that fit school needs 

Graduation Academy

McFarland Building
3200 E. Raymond St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
 

The Graduation Academy features multiple programs. The first program focuses on high school students who are in need of a non-traditional schedule for needs such as work or family responsibilities. The instruction is a blended curriculum of both computer instruction and direct instruction by teachers. The academy also includes a support program for parenting students. In addition, students who have completed all graduation requirements, but need to pass the graduation exams receive individual remediation plans and opportunities to retest.

  • Provides support for students to meet all district graduation requirements
  • Half-day schedule options are available
  • Academic, health and emotional support for parenting students
  • Individual graduation exam remediation plans and retest opportunities

Step Ahead Academy

McFarland Building
3200 E. Raymond St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
 

The Step Ahead Academy works with student in grades 5-8 who are behind their peer group academically. The academy helps students achieve two years of core curriculum in one school year. An essential focus of the school is on building skills necessary to be successful in a higher grade level including academic, social, and emotional skills.

  • Provides support for students who are behind their peers academically
  • Incorporates two grade levels of instruction in one year ​
  • Class sizes are 15 students or less

Online Learning Academy

Arsenal Technical High School
1500 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
 
The Online Learning Academy operates all the district’s credit recovery and virtual school courses. This program assists in providing off-campus instruction for general education students. The academy offers course work for grades 7-12, including the Core 40 high school curriculum. Students may also take foreign language courses online as a part of the curriculum.
  • Incorporates existing credit recovery & virtual school programs
  • Supports district world language curriculum 

Phoenix Academy

William Penn School 49                                                   Stephen Foster School 67
1720 W. Wilkins St.                                                         653 N. Somerset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221                                                    Indianapolis, IN 46222
 

The Phoenix Academy is an alternative education program for students in grades 3-6 that have difficulties with social and behavioral skills in the regular classroom setting. Phoenix offers smaller classroom sizes of 10 students with a teacher and classroom assistant. Phoenix has a full-time Counselor and access to a Behavior Specialist and Social Worker. Mid-Town Mental Health services will be offered upon parent request and availability.

  • Provides social and behavioral support for students in 3rd – 6th grades
  • Partners with Midtown Mental Health Services 

Positive Supports Academy

Longfellow Building
510 Laurel St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
 
The Positive Supports Academy serves students in grades 6-12 that are having social or behavior difficulties in the traditional classroom setting. Students receive a blended curriculum of both computer-based and classroom instruction. Students also receive assistance in developing academic skills to assist them in being more productive in the classroom. Counseling, conflict resolution, and character development are included in the daily curriculum.
  • Provides school and behavioral support for students in 6th – 12th grades
  • Ensures student counseling and academic support 

Meridian Transition Academy

Longfellow Building
510 Laurel St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
 
Meridian Transition Academy provides support to students returning to school from expulsion or incarceration. The program focuses on assisting students with their academic, social and emotional needs to help them transition back to the regular school environment.
  • Provides services to students in 7th – 12 grades returning from incarceration or expulsion
  • Provides safe environment for students who are a security risk

Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)

Juvenile Detention Center
2451 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
 
The Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) assists in providing instruction to students who are currently being detained in the JDC. The academy provides English, Math, Social Studies, and reading classes to all students. The program focuses on building transferable skills with students who come from many school districts and are at a variety of grade levels.
  • Serves students in 5th – 12th grades who are detained
 

Marion County Jail

Marion County Jail
40 S. Alabama St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 

The Marion County Jail program assists in providing instruction to students who are currently being detained in the Marion County Jail. The academy focuses on building transferable skills with students who come from many school districts and are at a variety of grade levels including adult students.

  • Serves incarcerated students under the age of 18
  • Serves Special Education students 18-22 years of age 
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