All parents—regardless of salary, race or ZIP code— should have access to excellent schools that meet the individual needs of their children. In 2011, Indiana's lawmakers increased opportunities for all students by removing some of the obstacles to innovative, effective school models, and thereby opening the door for more high-quality public charter schools in every part of the state.
In addition to allowing more entities (such as the newly established Indiana Charter School Board) to authorize charter schools throughout Indiana, lawmakers also increased the level of accountability for public charter schools to ensure charters will always be high-quality options for families.
During the 2011-12 school year, 65 public charter schools are serving nearly 24,000 students in cities across Indiana. To view a list of these schools, authorized by either Ball State University or the Indianapolis Mayor's Office, please click HERE.
The Indiana Department of Education's Office of Charter Schools provides an array of support services to public charter schools, parents and students. Please click HERE for more information.