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New School Accepting Applications


There’s a new school in town … Christel House Academy West will open in August 2014 as a K-2 elementary school and will grow one grade level per year.


Christel House Academy West is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year! Families with K-2 students may pick up an application in person at the Christel House Academy West temporary office, located at 2232 W. Michigan St., or visit the website at CHAcademy.org.


Christel House Academy West will open on the old Central State Hospital grounds on the near west side in August 2014. Located at Washington and Tibbs in Indianapolis, the new, tuition-free charter school will initially serve students K-2 and plans to be an anchor in the new Central Greens development.


Applications must be returned to the temporary enrollment office listed above or Christel House Academy South, located at 2717 S. East St. in Indianapolis.


Forms must be returned by March 31 to ensure participation in the spring lottery. Forms returned after March 31 will be placed on a waiting list if no openings are available. Hand delivering applications is encouraged.


Admission into Christel House Academy West will be determined by a public lottery drawing held in April 2014.


“The addition of this new public charter school will allow Christel House to reach another high-needs area in Indianapolis and give quality education options to at-risk children,” said Carey Dahncke, director and chief academic officer, Christel House Academy. “Our small school approach keeps students and parents connected to teachers,” Dahncke said.


Under the award-winning arm of Christel House Academy, Christel House Academy West is authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis to serve urban students. For more information, please visit www.chacademy.org.



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Carey Dahncke featured in the Indianapolis Star

Coles Marketing client Carey Dahncke is lucky. He brings his best friend to work with him every day. See photos from the Indianapolis Star by clicking the link below.


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IPCSA Plans State Conference & Expo on Oct.7

Kevin Chavous

Indianapolis – Russ Simnick, President of The Indiana Public Charter Schools Association (IPCSA), is pleased to announce that the IPCSA will host a statewide Conference & Expo.

The Indiana Charter Schools Conference & Expo will take place October 7, 2011, at Christel House Academy, 2717 South East Street in Indianapolis.

Keynote speaker Kevin Chavous is a noted attorney, author and national school reform leader. A leading national advocate for school choice, Chavous helped to shepherd the charter school movement into the nation’s capital. Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, will also speak at the event.

In addition to the speakers, there will be four tracks of content for school leaders, board members and school developers including: Governance & Leadership, Policy, Advocacy & Legal Issues, New Schools Development and Administration and Operations & Finance.

The cost to attend the conference & expo is $110 for IPCSA members and $125 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.INcharters.org or contact Alexis at 317-972-5880 or alexis@INcharters.org.


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