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Step Ahead Academy

The Step Ahead Academy is an accelerated program designed for highly motivated students that have had challenges in the past causing them to be retained, held back etc. We currently serve students in grades 5 through 8.

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Get to Know Our School

The Step Ahead Academy teaches two years of curriculum in one calendar year providing the opportunity for our students to complete two grade levels in one school year with the exception of 8th grade. All 8th graders can earn up to 6 high school credits through Biology, Algebra and a Foreign Language (2 credits for each course).

Contact Information & Hours

Location:

9501 E. 36th Pl.
Indianapolis, IN 46235

Telephone:

317.226.2762

School Hours:

  • Office Opens: 6:30am
  • Breakfast: 7:00am
  • Classes Begin: 7:20am
  • Dismissal: 2:10pm
  • Office Close: 4:00pm

Enrolling and Limitations

Families who are interested in attending our school can contact their currently assigned school’s counselor or social worker to request an application. You can also contact us at 317.226.2070 for further information.

This is not a program designed for students with major behavior issues. The program is focused on student achievement and character development for each student admitted into the Academy. We want to stress the unique opportunity this provides for each of our students. However, it is not guaranteed that all of our students will be double promoted. It will take focus, determination and a willingness to learn from both our students and parents for the program to work for you.

Student & Family Resources

School Staff

  • Angela Denman: Step Ahead Coordinator
    • denmana@myips.org
  • Jenell Dent: Science Teacher
    • dentj@myips.org
  • Lora Elliott: Math Teacher
    • elliottl@myips.org
  • Nicole Sarkas: Art Teacher
    • sarkasn@myips.org
  • Candace Stapinski: Counselor
    • stapinsc@myips.org

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News & Announcements

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We hope everyone had a great break and we will see you tomorrow!
Before break, Step Ahead was spreading Kindness and Love for the Holidays!!
Bullies don't wrap presents!!!

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We hope everyone had a great break and we will see you tomorrow!
Before break, Step Ahead was spreading Kindness and Love for the Holidays!!
Bullies don't wrap presents!!!

#kindnesschallenge
#bullyproofchallenge
#stepaheadips

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Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to explore what Step Ahead 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 TitleIXCoordinator@myips.org.

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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