We provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth a
second chance to reclaim their education.
Our most recent graduates; December 2018
Achieve Academy now offers an in-house diploma program. This program offers an added layer of access to
education for our students. Our school is registered with the Indiana Dept. of
Education and is recognized as a school. When it is not possible for students
to graduate in their home school they can attend classes at Achieve to earn a
diploma. After graduation, we assist students in pursuing post-secondary education and job placement.
Our mission is put into action primarily through three programs:
Our focus for each student is based on the
students’ individual needs. At Achieve we strive to develop within each
student, a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. Many of our
students are enrolled in a program to recover credits from their high school, while
others are taking full-time online classes. Achieve Academy allows students the
opportunity to excel academically, socially and emotionally at
their own pace. Our facility has a computer lab with internet access where students can access Khan Academy and PLATO Learning systems. PLATO Learning allows our
students to recover credits through their enrolled high school. After graduation, we assist students in pursuing post-secondary
education and job placement. When it is not possible for
students to graduate with their class in their home school they can attend
classes at Achieve Indy to earn a general education diploma.
After-School & Food-
Research indicate that the hours directly follow school dismal are the most dangerous hours of the day for our youth. They are at a higher risk for being involved in or being the victim of a crime. Our after-school program offers students a safe place with adult supervision in the hours of the day when students are most vulnerable. We have also partnered with Second Helpings to fight hunger in Indianapolis. Each day we are open we serve a hot meal to our students.
Team Achieve Boxing & Judo -
Our sports programs teach students
life skills that transfer from the gym to the classroom and to the job
site. Learning life skills through
sports is not just an imaginary concept but many scholarly articles and books
have been written that give credibility to these claims; and the real proof is
in the changed lives of our students. Our USA
Boxing program has been very successful and continues to grow. We have
trained over 350 state champions to
date; including Indiana Silver Gloves, Indiana Junior Olympics and Indiana
Golden Gloves. Our USA Judo program
started in late 2016 and we have 30 students enrolled and actively advancing in
earning their Judo belts and tips. All
participants of Team Achieve are working on academic, personal and athletic goals.
Students who are a part of Team Achieve, are required to maintain a minimum GPA
of 2.5 and also maintain good academic attendance and cannot partake in
violence of any form. As we teach our athletes boxing and judo we are
teaching them the value of perseverance, hard work and intrinsic motivation. Parents
and teachers of Team Achieve students report significant improvement in attendance,
grades, attitude and discipline.