Redefining Urban Education
Christel House Schools is transforming lives in Indianapolis.
Who We Are
Christel House Schools is a network of public charter schools educating children and adults throughout the Indianapolis area. We provide a caring environment that engages students in meaningful work, teaching not just academics but also the social skills necessary for our students to thrive. Through education, we help foster community and connectedness between diverse families in our city and beyond.
Christel House Families,
As many of you are aware, we will be making changes to our schedule after spring break. Due to the low COVID-19 positivity rates in the county and our schools, the Marion County Public Health Department has declared that it is safe to bring our students back full-time.
The following changes will take place starting April 5, the Monday after spring break.
All Academy South K-8 and Academy West students will attend school in-person five days a week. We will no longer be e-learning every Friday. Full-time e-learners will also be required to return to in-person learning unless we receive documentation that your child has a medical reason to continue e-learning.
All Academy South High School students will return full time in-person and will no longer be in hybrid learning.
We will continue to follow our COVID protection protocols that have helped us stay safe during this pandemic. This means all students and staff will continue to be required to wear masks, socially distance, clean their hands frequently, and use water bottles rather than drinking fountains.
We are so excited to have our students back in the buildings more, and return to our usual school schedule! It has been an extremely difficult year, and we are thankful for all of your flexibility with the many changes we’ve had to make. We’re glad to have all of you in our Christel House Family!
Thank you for your continued support!
If it becomes necessary for you to enter the school building, we ask that you help us in continuing to follow general social distancing guidelines, as well as the following specific safety measures we are putting in place to allow us to remain open and able to meet your needs:
- We ask each family to maintain at least a 6-foot distance between themselves and other guests, as well as our staff members, whenever possible. To accomplish this, we are allowing only two family members to enter our schools together at any given time. Also, only one family will be permitted to be in the office area working with our staff. A waiting area will be available in the vestibules at the building entrance. If the waiting area is occupied by awaiting family or guests, visitors waiting to enter the building should remain properly distanced outside or in their vehicles until those areas are unoccupied.
- We are requiring all of our staff members and visitors to the school to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while they are in the building with other people. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one upon entering the building.
- All visitors entering the school should make use of our hand sanitizing stations upon entering the building.
- Guests should continue following CDC guidelines and general practices to help prevent the spread of germs:
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
As an added precaution, our Christel House Team will clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including sanitizing writing instruments before they are used by the next visitor. We appreciate your help and support as we continue to make our schools a safe place to visit.
The Christel House Schools Administration Team
ANNUAL LOTTERY – NOTIFICATION
The annual enrollment lottery for Christel House Academy South and Christel House Academy West was completed at 5 P.M. Monday, April 13, 2020. Click the link below to view the lottery process.Learn More
Our four schools are designed to meet the needs of the communities we serve. At Christel House Academy South, we use experiential learning in a student-led environment to help our students achieve their full potential. On the westside, Christel House Academy West is helping empower more students to become self-sufficient members of their communities. Students over 18 can earn their high school diploma at Christel House DORS, which offers flexible scheduling and resources created especially for adult students. And coming soon, we’ll offer even more options with our Christel House High School in Indianapolis.Learn More
At Christel House Schools, we’re transforming lives every day through education, community, and experiential learning. We attract students from all across Indianapolis, and we welcome anyone to apply. Here’s what you need to know:
Enrolling at Christel House Academies South and West
The open enrollment period for runs from the beginning of January through March 31st. We also accept applications throughout the year. Reach out today to enroll your students.Start the Enrollment Process
Enrolling at Christel House DORS
Christel House DORS helps adult students earn their diplomas, while accommodating their schedules. We enroll new adult students in August, October, January, and March.Click Here to Enroll
At Christel House Schools, we prioritize more than academics. Our teachers are encouraged to build relationships within the community, take time for family, and engage in professional development opportunities. Because of that, the work we do extends well beyond the lives of our students and also changes the lives of our teachers.
We expect a lot from the teachers. In return, we provide a generous benefits plan that includes health care, paid time off, and more. If you want to work at a mission-driven school committed to its students and its staff, we hope you’ll apply.Explore Careers
Become a Teacher
Do you believe you can make a difference as an educator? No matter what your background, Christel House’s innovative IndyTeach program can provide the training and certification you need to become a teacher.
We believe that great teachers can come from anywhere. What they have in common is a passion and a commitment to help educate the next generation of learners. If that sounds like you, IndyTeach can help you transition into teaching.Learn About IndyTeach
How to Apply
Christel House is changing lives, from our kids in K-12 to the adults we serve through DORS. We also change the lives of our teachers and staff, as our mission-driven school works to build diverse communities and relationships throughout Indianapolis.
Great things are happening at Christel House