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ICSB Charter Schools

This section provides an overview of every school authorized by the Indiana Charter School Board ("ICSB"). For a complete listing of all charter schools located in Indiana – including those overseen by other Indiana authorizers – please visit the Indiana Department of Education's Office of Charter Schools website: http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/charter-schools.

The following charter schools are authorized by the ICSB. Note that all charter school Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and subject to Indiana's Public Access Laws. For information about how to attend a charter school's Board meeting, please contact each school directly for a schedule of upcoming Board meetings.

Ace Preparatory Academy Charter School

Grades served: K-1, growing to a K-5
Planned Opening Year: 2016
School leader: Anna Shults
Address: 5326 Hillside Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone number: TBD
Enrollment information: TBD
Website: TBD
Charter holder: ACE Preparatory, INC.
Board members: Amy Marsh, Andrea McGordon, Curt Merlau, John Shertzer, Chasity Thompson, Elana Thompson, Roderick Wheeler

Carpe Diem Meridian

Grades served: 6-12
Year opened: 2012
School leader: LaNier Echols
Address: 2240 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone number: 317-921-7497
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.carpediemmeridian.com/
Charter holder: Carpe Diem Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Jason Bearce (Board Chair), Robert Enlow, Jay Cunningham, Katrina Clingerman, Don Soifer, and Steve Klipsch
Education Service Provider: Carpe Diem Learning Systems ("CDLS")
CDLS CEO: Robert Sommers
To learn more: Please see the case study Carpe Diem-Meridian: Achieving Academic Progress through Digital and In-Person Instruction done by Public Impact!

Carpe Diem Shadeland

Grades served: 6-12
Year opening: 2015
School leader: Byron Brown
Address: 4410 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46226
Phone number: 317-649-5916
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.carpediemshadeland.com/
Charter holder: Carpe Diem Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Jason Bearce (Board Chair), Robert Enlow, Jay Cunningham, Katrina Clingerman, Don Soifer, and Steve Klipsch
Education Service Provider: Carpe Diem Learning Systems ("CDLS")
CDLS CEO: Robert Sommers
To learn more: Please see the case study Carpe Diem-Meridian: Achieving Academic Progress through Digital and In-Person Instruction done by Public Impact!

Carpe Diem Northwest

Grades served: 6-10, growing to 6-12
Year opening: 2015
School leader: Rosalie Pettigrew
Address: 5435 West Pike Plaza Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone number: 317-903-6627
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: www.carpediemnorthwest.com
Charter holder: Carpe Diem Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Jason Bearce (Board Chair), Robert Enlow, Jay Cunningham, Katrina Clingerman, Don Soifer, and Steve Klipsch
Education Service Provider: Carpe Diem Learning Systems ("CDLS")
CDLS CEO: Robert Sommers
To learn more: Please see the case study Carpe Diem-Meridian: Achieving Academic Progress through Digital and In-Person Instruction done by Public Impact!

Early Career Academy

Grades served: 11-12
Year opening: 2015
Address: 9511 Angola Court, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Website: http://www.earlycareeracademy.com/
Charter holder: Early Career Academy, Inc.
Board members: Gary Carlson (Board Chair), Lashun Aron, Lowell Frame, Jim Hill, Brian Hipp, George McDermott, Stephanie Taylor
Education Service Provider: ESI Services Corp.

Excel Center - Anderson

Grades served: 9-12
Year opened: 2012
School leader: Brandy Bast
Address: 630 Nichol Avenue, Anderson, IN 46016
Phone number: 888-959-9062
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.theexcelcenter.org/
Charter holder: Excel Centers, LLC
Board members: C. Perry Griffith (Board Chair), Gina DelSanto, Michael O’Connor, Scott Bess, Claudia Cummings, Jeffrey Harrison, Richard Horn, Don Palmer, Doris Pryor

Excel Center - Kokomo

Grades served: 9-12
Year Opened: 2013
School Leader: Nick Parks
Address: 101 W. Superior Street, Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone number: 888-959-9062
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.theexcelcenter.org/
Charter holder: Excel Centers, LLC
Board members: C. Perry Griffith (Board Chair), Gina DelSanto, Michael O’Connor, Scott Bess, Claudia Cummings, Jeffrey Harrison, Richard Horn, Don Palmer, Doris Pryor

Excel Center - Lafayette

Grades served: 9-12
Year Opened: 2013
School Leader: Jeff Hoover
Address: 615 N. 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone number: 888-959-9062
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.theexcelcenter.org/
Charter holder: Excel Centers, LLC
Board members: C. Perry Griffith (Board Chair), Gina DelSanto, Michael O’Connor, Scott Bess, Claudia Cummings, Jeffrey Harrison, Richard Horn, Don Palmer, Doris Pryor

Excel Center - Noblesville

Grades served: 9-12
Year Opening: 2015
School Leader: Dr. Steve Dillion
Address: 300 North 17th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone number: 888-959-9062
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.theexcelcenter.org/
Charter holder: Excel Centers, LLC
Board members: C. Perry Griffith (Board Chair), Gina DelSanto, Michael O’Connor, Scott Bess, Claudia Cummings, Jeffrey Harrison, Richard Horn, Don Palmer, Doris Pryor

Excel Center - Richmond

Grades served: 9-12
Year opened: 2013
School leader: Markous Jewett
Address: 1215 S. J Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Phone number: 888-959-9062
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.theexcelcenter.org/
Charter holder: Excel Centers, LLC
Board members: C. Perry Griffith (Board Chair), Gina DelSanto, Michael O’Connor, Scott Bess, Claudia Cummings, Jeffrey Harrison, Richard Horn, Don Palmer, Doris Pryor

Excel Center - South Bend

Grades served: 9-12
Year opening: 2015
School leader: Randy Beachy
Address: 2721 Kenwood Ave, South Bend, IN
Phone number: 574-472-7300
Enrollment information: http://excelatgoodwill.org/apply-excel-center-south-bend/
Charter holder: Goodwill LEADS, Inc.
Board members: Rolla Baumgartner (Board Chair), Joe Barkman, Debie Coble, Ann Carol Nash, Rob Staley, James Summers, Paul Schlottman

George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy

Grades served: K-4, growing to K-8
Year opened: 2013
School leader: Jeremy Baugh
Phone Number: 317-333-6980
Address: 2323 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.phalenacademies.org/
Charter holder: The Phalen Leadership Academies – Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Kristopher Kingery, Marlon Llewellyn, Earl Martin Phalen, James Phalen, Carolyn Reedom, Fernando Reimers, Terra Smith, Don Stinson
To learn more: Please see the case study on Phalen Leadership Academy, Rapid Adjustments: Lessons from a Start-Up Blended Learning Charter School, done by Public Impact.

Global Leadership Academy

Grades served: 4 and 8, growing to a K-12
Planned Opening Year: 2016
School leader: Chrissy Hart
Address: TBD
Phone number: TBD
Enrollment information: TBD
Website: TBD
Charter holder: Global Leadership Academy, Inc.
Board members: Hilary Lew (Board Chair), Julianne Boulware, Rosemarie Joiner, David Fischer, Dan Hausman, Odis Richardson, Quiana Davis, Katherine Pohlkamp, Erica Thompson, Mike Hines

Indiana Charter Network

Grades served: K-6, growing to K-8
Planned Opening Year: 2016
School leader: TBD
Address: TBD
Phone number: TBD
Enrollment information: TBD
Website: TBD
Charter holder: Indiana Charter Network, Inc.
Board members: James Owen, Chris Bird, Brian Anderson, Carrie O’Connor, Felicia Howells, Katelyn Prentice
Education Service Provider: Charter Schools USA
Charter Schools USA Chief Executive Officer: Jonathan Hage

Indianapolis Academy of Excellence

Grades served: K-4, growing to K-8
Year opened: 2014
School leader: Tara Gustin
Address: 1145 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Enrollment information: Apply online or call 317-653-4009
Website: http://iae.teamcfa.org/
Charter holder: Indianapolis Academy of Excellence, Inc.
Board members: Rosemily Geyer (Board Chair), Jeronna Bolden, Andrew Bloch, Charles Garcia, Bill Harris, Keyon Whiteside

Nexus Academy of Indianapolis

Grades served: 9-12
Year opened: 2013
School leader: Jamie Brady
Address: 6101 N. Keystone Avenue, Suite 302, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone number: 317-252-5919 Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.nexusacademyschool.com/blended-learning/indiana/indianapolis.aspx
Charter holder: Better Blended Learning of Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Kara Monroe (Board Chair), Kelly Hamilton, Debra Morgan, Jeff Reed, James Williams
Education Service Provider: Connections Academy Connections Academy President: Dr. Steve Guttentag

Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy

Grades served: K-8
Year opened: 2012
School leader: Tameka Wilson
Address: 2310 Weisser Park Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone number: 260-755-0193
Enrollment information: Please call 260-755-0193
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ThurgoodMarshallLeadershipAcademy
Charter holder: Fort Wayne Urban League Center for Education
Board members: Willis Clark (Board Chair), Dr. Alfred Brothers, Leroy Jackson, Willie Lipsey, Kirby Moss, Jonathon Ray, Olivia Valencic-Miller, Cedric Walker.
Education Service Provider: American Quality Schools
American Quality Schools' President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael Bakalis