Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Christel House Indianapolis and Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center (FBGNC) are pleased to announce a partnership, opening a campus of Christel House DORS (DORS Northwest) at the neighborhood center in August 2023. Christel House DORS is a tuition-free high school for adults 18 and older that want to earn a Core 40 high school diploma. Students that graduate from DORS also earn dual credit classes through Ivy Tech or a career certification program. Christel House DORS launched in 2012 and currently serves approximately 800 students across the city. 

FBGNC has been serving the area near 71st and Michigan Rd since 1984 and utilizes an intergenerational Center for Working Families model, serving all ages from infants to seniors. 

“This partnership is an exciting opportunity for adult students to receive services provided by both organizations,” said Emily Masengale, Interim Executive Director, Christel House Indianapolis. “Adults will have access to childcare, the food pantry, high school classes, career and financial coaching, college credits, trade certifications, transportation assistance through bus passes and gas cards, and much more.”

Patrice Duckett, FBGNC Executive Director, says the organization aims to eliminate barriers that hinder clients from becoming financially sustainable. “Partnering with a proven partner like Christel DORS on education is genuinely catalytic,” she says. “It is a priceless opportunity to have a partnership that invests in its student's success as much as we support their family and financial goals. We are excited about the first year and look forward to the success of our clients on the northwest side of Indianapolis.”

Applications are being accepted now for this campus at  

Intake meetings for new students will be scheduled in June and July with classes beginning on Tuesday, August 1. DORS Northwest classes will take place Monday through Thursday. Students can choose between afternoon and evening classes. Afternoon classes are scheduled from 12:20pm – 3:30pm and evening classes are from 5:30pm – 8pm.

About Christel House DORS

Christel House DORS is a tuition free high school for adults over the age of 18 who want to earn a high school diploma. Students have access to multiple diploma types depending upon their career and post-secondary goals. This may include dual-credit and career certification options. The DORS program offers flexible scheduling and utilizes a blended learning model which integrates computer technology and in-class instruction. This model allows students to work at different levels and progress at their own pace. Students who complete the DORS program will earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.

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