New Indiana charter school will offer hope for at-risk youth

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Indianapolis will become the only city in the country with a school designed for youth passing through the juvenile court system and other troubled students, according to its organizers.

Monday the Indianapolis Charter School Board approved opening of Francis Marion Academy, a school expected to be within Indianapolis Public Schools, to focus on students released from detention and those suspended or expelled from their home school.

The board also approved opening of an offshoot of the program this fall at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center, 2451 N. Keystone Ave, to provide those detained 6 hours of instruction per day. Youth at the center are currently taught by IPS staff.

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