Indianapolis Academy South
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78% of Christel House Academy graduates earned Honors Diplomas in 2017 compared to 19% at neighboring school district.

As a charter school in Indianapolis, when Christel House Academy opened in 2002 our students took the ISTEP exam two weeks into the school year. Their scores were the lowest of any school in the entire state. Today, a little over a decade later, passage rates are well above comparable inner-city schools. High-quality primary and secondary education is the first step out of poverty.

We need your support to continue our holistic approach.

School Profile
  • Opened September 2002
  • Grades K-12
  • 729 Students Enrolled (including College & Careers)
  • 96% Student Attendance
  • 97% graduates continuing studies or employed
  • 100% of graduates received acceptance letters to 4-year colleges
See why Christel House Academy South has been recognized as a Breakthrough School. Watch the video. 


About Christel House Academy

Christel House Academy is a network of learning centers supported by Christel House International. The centers, authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis, operate as public charter schools on multiple campus locations.

Christel House Academy South opened in 2002 on the Southside of Indianapolis and serves more than 700 low income students in grades K–12. It was Indiana’s first charter school to receive the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s designation as a School to Watch, and was recognized nationally as one of 10 MetLife Foundation–NASSP “Breakthrough Schools.” Christel House Academy West opened in August 2014 on the near Westside of Indianapolis, and serves students in grades K–5. Each year the school will add one new grade level.

Christel House DORS South, an adult dropout recovery high school, is located on the Christel House South campus. Christel House DORS West, the Academy’s second adult high school, opened on the Christel House West campus in 2015. A third site is located at IVY Tech North Meridian Center Building. 

For more information, please visit www.chacademy.org.

Last year I helped a little girl and I thought this is kind of what I want to do in school.
-Dionne, Christel House Academy student that created a mentor program for younger kids

Visit the Christel House Indianapolis Academy South website.