o Your options include staying with Ignite and going to our new location next year! We will still be providing transportation to and from our new location.
o Your child can stay at the neighborhood school at Diggs with the new operator
o You enter lottery through Enroll Indy for other school options within the city.
o Enroll Indy website can assist with enrolling your child for any option (https://enrollindy.org/).
o Yes! Ignite is in good standing with the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation and has full support from Mayor Hogsett to continue serving families at our new and improved facility next year!
o Yes! Prior to this year Ignite received two excellent school reviews in a row! While there is a probationary status currently, Ignite has shown great growth in several academic areas throughout the pandemic.
No! Ignite is in good standing with the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation and has full support from Mayor Hogsett to continue serving families at our new facility next year!
o Ignite leadership had been working on a plan to for a new facility due to concerns with the partnership with IPS. While we are thankful for the opportunity to serve with IPS and to serve at Diggs School, it was best not to renew our agreement with IPS to operate at Diggs School so that we could secure our own facility and transportation for our students. Unfortunately, Ignite’s desire to part ways with IPS was not communicated appropriately to the news media when the announcement was made .
o Yes! Ignite will still be providing before and after school care.
Ignite Achievement Academy believes that EVERY scholar has a genius waiting to be unleashed! Every scholar is treated as if they are gifted and talented. The core curriculum will be aligned to Common Core and Indiana Academic Standards. The school will draw upon the research of Dr. Henry Levin of Stanford University’s accelerated school philosophy. This involves a democratic process in which the culture is driven by all stakeholders. This means that EVERYONE must have a vested interest in the transformation of the school for the overall betterment of not just the school itself, but the entire school community at large. According to Dr. Levin, “Equity, participation, communication, collaboration, community, reflection, experimentation, trust, risk-taking, and the school as the center of expertise are among the central values that orient all actions of an accelerated school.