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The purpose of this page is to provide information related to the ICSB Application Cycles. The ICSB holds two application cycles a year: one spring application cycle and a combined fall and renewal application cycle.
For information on previous application cycles, including full applications and decisions, please click on "Previous Application Cycles" in the left hand navigation menu.

Fall 2019 Applications

The following Letters of Intent have been received for the Fall 2019 application cycle.

  • Educating Children Matters, Inc. (dba Indianapolis STEAM Academy)
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School of Indianapolis, Inc. (dba Purdue Polytechnic High School)
  • ReThink Forward Indiana, Inc. (dba Thomas Carr Howe Community School, Emmerich Manual High School, Emma Donnan Elementary & Middle School)
  • LRP School of Media and Design, Inc. (dba LRP School of Media & Design)
  • J & M Leadership Academy of Excellence, Inc. (dba J & M Leadership Academy of Excellence)
  • Jeanette Jaquish (dba Action Elementary)

Below are the applications received for the 2019 application cycle. Click on the names of the school to view the application.

*Please note the ICSB did not receive applications from all who submitted letters of intent.

Organizer School Name Location Board Decision
Purdue Polytechnic High School of Indianapolis, Inc. Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend  
ReThink Forward Indiana, Inc. Emma Donnan Elementary & Middle School Indianapolis   
Emmerich Manual High School Indianapolis  
Thomas Carr Howe Community School Indianapolis  
Educating Children Matters, Inc. Indianapolis STEAM Academy Indianapolis  
Phalen Leadership Academies, Inc. Francis Scott Key #103 Indianapolis  
JRPLA High School  Indianapolis  

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Fall 2019 Renewal Applications

The ICSB requires a school to apply for renewal of their charter every five years. For more information on the renewal process, please click here.

The following organizers submitted letters of intent to the Indiana Charter School Board for charter renewal in 2019:

  • Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc. (dba Excel Center - Noblesville)
  • Goodwill LEADs, Inc. (dba Excel Center - South Bend)

Below are the applications received for the 2019 fall renewal cycle. Click on the names of the school to view the application.

Organizer School Name Location Board Decision
Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc. Excel Center - Noblesville Noblesville  
Goodwill LEADs, Inc.  Excel Center - South Bend South Bend   

Spring 2019 Renewal Applications

The ICSB requires a school to apply for renewal of their charter every five years. For more information on the renewal process, please click here.

The following organizers submitted letters of intent to the Indiana Charter School Board for charter renewal in 2019:

  • Indianapolis Academy of Excellence, Inc. (dba Indianapolis Academy of Excellence)

Below are the applications received for the Spring Renewal 2019 application cycle. Click on the names of the school to view the application.

Organizer School Name Location Board Decision
Indianapolis Academy of Excellence, Inc. Indianapolis Academy of Excellence Indianapolis Nonrenewal

Spring 2019 Applicatons

The following organizers have submitted letters of intent to the Indiana Charter School Board for the Spring 2019 Cycle:

  • HIM by HER Foundation, Inc. (dba HIM by HER Collegiate School of the Arts)
  • Educating Children Matters, Inc. (dba Indianapolis STEAM Academy) 
  • The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Inc. (dba Bishop Scholars & Arts Charter Boarding School)
  • GEO Academies, Inc. (dba GEO's Next Generation Academy)
  • ReThink Forward (dba;Thomas Carr Howe Community School, Emmerich Manual High School, Emma Donnan Elementary & Middle School)
  • Fort Wayne Center for Education (dba Soaring Heights Academy) - WITHDRAWN
  • Renaissance Academy of Arts and Science (dba Renaissance Educational Foundation, Inc.) - WITHDRAWN
  • Academy of Mathematics and Science, Inc. (dba Academy of Math and Science) - WITHDRAWN

Below are the applications received for the Spring 2019 application cycle. Click on the names of the school to view the application.

*Please note the ICSB did not receive applications from all who submitted letters of intent.

Organizer School Name Location Board Decision
HIM By HER Foundation, Inc. HIM by HER Collegiate School of the Arts
Application Part 1
Application Part 2
Indianapolis Decline
Educating Children Matters, Inc. Indianapolis STEAM Academy
Application Part 1
Application Part 2
Indianapolis Decline
GEO Academies, Inc. GEO's Next Generation Academy Indianapolis No Action. Charter approved at 8/30/2019 Meeting 
ReThink Forward Thomas Carr Howe Community School  Indianapolis  Withdrawn
ReThink Forward Emmerich Manual High School  Indianapolis  Withdrawn