Two Indianapolis charter schools set to close in June


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 21, 2015)– Fall Creek Academy and University Heights Preparatory Academy will close at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Ball State University informed administrators on January 16 that it will not renew the schools’ charters.

The schools are set to close on June 12.

Ball State University attributes the closings to “chronic under-performance.” The schools will have until February 3 to file an appeal.

“As soon as we were notified of Ball State’s decision, we immediately put a plan into action to notify those who would be affected,” said Charlie Schlegel, superintendent of Fall Creek Academy and University Heights Preparatory Academy. “While we are proud of the progress our students, faculty and staff made during our administration, in the end, progress did not occur quickly enough to keep the schools open.”

Families will have the opportunity to meet with school officials to ask questions and address concerns.

Ball state closed seven charters in 2013, including one in Indianapolis.

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