Christel House Indianapolis Watanabe High School

A community serving campus on Indianapolis' southside

Christel House Indianapolis finalized a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) whereby Christel House Academy South K – 8, Christel House Watanabe High School, and Christel House DORS South adult high school classes moved to the Manual campus on the southside of Indianapolis. Christel House Watanabe High School includes grade 9-12 students from Christel House Academy South and welcomes incoming 9th grade students from Christel House Academy West. 
  • High school started with 9th grade in 2010
  • Grades 9-12
  • A total of 1,364 students at Christel House Indianapolis including Christel House Academy South, Christel House Academy West, and Christel House Watanabe High School.
  • 100% of graduates received acceptance letters to four year college or university

About Christel House Indianapolis

Christel House Indianapolis is a network of learning centers supported by Christel House International. The centers, authorized by The Indiana Charter School Board, operate as public charter schools on multiple campus locations.

Christel House Academy South opened in 2002 on the Southside of Indianapolis with students in grades K–8. Christel House Academy South 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–8. (Grades 9-12 move to the Christel House Watanabe High School campus.)

Christel House DORS, an adult high school, is located on the Christel House South campus, at Christel House West and with a third site is located at IVY Tech North Meridian Center Building. 

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Going into my fifth year after having graduated high school, I’ve been so lucky to have had that support!
-- Charley Jackson, 2015 graduate on how the College & Careers program helped her earn a master's degree.

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