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,

Under Governor Holcomb’s orders, all schools in Indiana, including Christel House Schools, will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak.  This means we will not have school in our building but we will continue learning activities at home. We will resume eLearning starting on Monday, April 6th. We will have at-home classes through the remainder of the school year, and students can access their work through Google Classroom.  It is very important that students complete their schoolwork each day so they don’t fall behind. Daily attendance will continue to be taken as well. We will update you later in the year regarding plans for summer school. We will continue food distribution for Academy students on the Academy South and West campuses each Friday from 3-6 p.m.  Please reach out to our counselors and social workers if you need help getting access to the internet or computers. 

Stay safe!

Sarah Weimer

Christel House Schools


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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.

2020 Enrollment Lottery Recording

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Our Schools

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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