The creation of three new charter schools in Indianapolis is one step closer to a reality. The City-County Council‘s Community Affairs Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal which would create three elementary charter schools, known as Tindley Summit, Tindley Genesis and Tindley Odyssey.
The schools would be run by EdPower, which already runs three schools in the city. One of those schools, Arlington High School, was taken over by EdPower as a turnaround operator.
EdPower CEO Marcus Robinson said they plan on creating something that‘s unique in Indianapolis. He said the goal of the accelerated elementary schools is to make sure students are not only academically prepared for college but they also have the social habits to become leaders on college campuses.
Robinson said that behavior starts in elementary schools. Many current students from Tindley Accelerated School and Tindley Preparatory School spoke at the committee meeting and praised the work the schools have done for them.
The proposal to create the three new schools now moves to the full council for consideration. The council meets next on Monday.