Simon Youth Academy

@ Circle Centre Mall

In partnership with Simon Youth Academy & Indianapolis Public Schools, we will provide motivated 11th and 12th grade students with the opportunity to participate in an accelerated high school program that combines face-to-face and online learning.

Get to Know Our School

We provide motivated 11th and 12th grade students with the opportunity to participate in an accelerated high school program that combines face-to-face learning and online learning. Students will have the opportunity to work at their own pace, allowing them to make up credits they may not have received in previous high school settings. We are here to work with you to design an academic program that meets your needs and prepares you for life beyond high school.

Applying for Our Program

Our school is open to all 11th and 12th grade students. Ideal candidates are highly motivated students looking for flexible credit recovery options or enjoy a more autonomous learning schedule.

Please fill out our brief intake application to get started!

Student Conduct & Dresscode

Students will be provided with the IPS Code of Conduct.  All rules for student conduct are outlined in that document.  In addition, students at Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre will be expected to follow the Circle Centre Mall regulations
and abide by our Academy Full Value Contract, which will be developed and revised yearly by our students.

Academy students will utilize public transportation and will be provided with monthly IndyGo bus passes.  We will be happy to assist you in figuring out your route. While utilizing IndyGo facilities, students are subject to the rules and regulations of IndyGo.
School Staff
  • Robert Moses, Principal
  • Mary Beardsley, English Teacher
  • Ryan Cinninger, Social Studies Teacher
  • Ronald Hansen, Photo Comm. Med Teacher
  • Mary Longster, Math Teacher
  • Brian Shults, Science Teacher
  • Lon Amstutz, School Counselor
  • Lee Ann Weilhammer, Social Worker

Our News & Announcements

Marion County Judge Jose Salinas speaks about law, learning and life @SimonYouthAcad in honor of #ConstitutionDay #syfmeansmentorship


#remember911 @SimonYouthAcad photo student E. Morales captures a poignant moment as a woman reflects on Sept. 11th at the Indianapolis 911 Memorial. #syfmeanscommunity

Lights! Camera! Action! @SimonYouthAcad @IPSSchools students learn filmmaking as they set up a master shot for a Kid’s Voice of Indiana promo. #syfmeansskills

Please to announce our new @SimonYouthAcad Student Council. Ready to be a student voice for @IPSSchools @simon_youth #syfmeansempowerment

SYA student photo by M. Porter

While you were still drinking your coffee and checking email @SimonYouthAcad @IPSSchools photography students were out capturing the morning light at Lucas Oil Stadium. #sfymeansdiscovery

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49 West Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Located on 4th Floor)



School Hours:

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to explore what Simon Youth Academy has to offer, please fill out the form below. Someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly!

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Title IX Reporting

Complaints or reports alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or gender discrimination, including sexual orientation or gender identity, involving an IPS student,  employee, or person affiliated with IPS should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator at

Complaints or reports may be made anonymously but no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.

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