Group seeks charter school for Indiana juvenile center

Thursday, April 17, 2014

An innovative new charter school — linked to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center — is being proposed to give troubled youths a better chance to succeed academically and to stay out of trouble once they are released.

Local organizers, including a Marion County judge and the detention center superintendent, will present their plans tonight to the Indianapolis Charter School Board for initial approval to submit a formal application.

Their nonprofit group, called Alternatives in Education, also will propose a separately-operated charter school, the Public Safety Academy, designed for high school students interested in careers in police, firefighting, homeland security or other similar fields.

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