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ICSB Charter Schools

This section provides an overview of every school authorized by the Indiana Charter School Board ("ICSB"). The ICSB has approved three schools to open in Fall 2012 and six schools to open in Fall 2013. 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. 

Carpe Diem Meridian

Grades served: 6-12
Year opened: 2012
School leader: Mark Forner
Address: 2240 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone number: 317-921-7497
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: www.carpediemmeridian.com
Charter holder: Carpe Diem Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Jason Bearce (Board Chair), Robert Enlow, Don Soifer, Katrina Clingerman, Leigh Evans
Education Service Provider: Carpe Diem Learning Systems ("CDLS")
CDLS CEO: Rick Ogston 
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

Opening in Fall 2014 in Indianapolis
Grades served: 11-12
Address: 9511 Angola Court, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Website: http://www.earlycareeracademy.com/
Charter holder: Early Career Academy, Inc.
Board members: Gary Carlson, David Daniels, David Mann, Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, Howard Block
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, Holly Hill-Brooks, Juan Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harrison, Michael O'Connor, Doris Pryor, Don Stinson, Fred C. Tucker III

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, Holly Hill-Brooks, Juan Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harrison, Michael O'Connor, Doris Pryor, Don Stinson, Fred C. Tucker III

Excel Center - Lafayette

Grades served: 9-12
Year Opened: 2013
School Leader: Pat Fassnacht
Address: 615 N. 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 (temporarily located in New Community School)
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, Holly Hill-Brooks, Juan Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harrison, Michael O'Connor, Fred C. Tucker III

Excel Center - Richmond

Grades served: 9-12
Year opened: 2013
School leader: Erika Haskins
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, Holly Hill-Brooks, Juan Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harrison, Michael O'Connor, Fred C. Tucker III

George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy

Grades served: K-3, growing to K-8
Year opened: 2013
School leader: Jeremy Baugh
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 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.

Indianapolis Academy of Excellence

Opening in Fall 2014 in Indianapolis
Grades served: K-8
School leader: Joe Burleson
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: Paul Carroll (Board Chair), Jennifer Batra, Charlie Garcia, Rosemily Geyer, Ben Giant, Ben Harris, Fred Klipsch, Joan Lange

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
Enrollment information: Apply online
Website: http://www.nexusacademyschool.com/blended-school/indiana/home.aspx
Charter holder: Better Blended Learning of Indiana, Inc.
Board members: Jeffrey Reed (Board Chair), Jason Barclay, Kelly Hamilton, Kara Monroe, J. Greg Staab, James Williams

Premier High School of Indianapolis

Opening in Fall 2015 in Indianapolis
Grades served: 9-12
School leader: Derrick Graves
Charter holder: Responsive Education Solutions
Board members: Marvin Reynolds (Board President), Earl Little (Board Vice President), Ben Klingenstein, Dan Maddalena, Chuck Cook

Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy

Grades served: K-8
Year opened: 2012
School leader: Tameka Wilson
Address: 2313 Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone number: 260.745.3100
Enrollment information: Please call 260.745.3100
Website: http://www.fwurbanleague.org/fwul/downloads/TMLA_INFO.pdf
Charter holder: Fort Wayne Urban League
Board members: Leroy Jackson, Will Clark, Jonathan Ray, Dr. Michael Spath, Bettye Poignard, James Burgoon, Dr. Alfred Brothers, Sheila Moore
Education Service Provider: American Quality Schools
American Quality Schools' President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Michael Bakalis