Who We Are
Tuition-Free, Public Education, Open to All
We are a tuition-free public charter school sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. Vision Academy will be open to any and all children, kindergarten through eighth grade, within a brand new facility which opened in August 2014.
College-Preparation Starts Now
Vision Academy will provide every scholar in its school a college-preparatory education. We believe college-preparation starts in kindergarten.
Vision Academy couples a literacy-based, content-rich academic program with a unique Vision Curriculum, focused on goal setting and individual passions. We also offer every scholar ample after-school and extra-curricular opportunities as well as a rich array of family involvement opportunities, designed to ensure every scholar has the skills and support to succeed in college and in life.
A Reputation For Excellence
Over the past seven years, our sister school in the Meadows, Avondale Meadows Academy (AMA), has emerged as one of the strongest, most highly regarded elementary schools in Indianapolis. In July 2012, our Board and Education Leaders, seeking to serve more students, agreed to start Vision Academy. Replicating what had AMA uniquely successful, Vision will combine a rigorous, engaging academic program with a highly positive, supportive culture and a rich variety of family supports in ways that will ensure its scholars exceed academic goals. Vision Academy @ Riverside aims to help meet the demand for an excellent education and serve another 500 or more scholars from neighborhoods across Indianapolis.
Open to All
Any elementary, intermediate or middle school child may apply to Vision Academy @ Riverside. Our school is open to all and we do not discriminate against any prospective scholar for any reason. We will welcome every child while we have space. Should the number of applications exceed openings by March 1, we will conduct a lottery and all others will be placed on a waitlist. Siblings of enrolled scholars are given preference for open seats in our school.
A Perfect Place to Grow
Vision Academy is committed to opening in a new building, specially designed to support our unique academic program and commitment to family involvement. Our building plans are set and we have already broken ground! We will welcomed our scholars for the first day of school on August 4, 2014.
Why Enroll in Vision Academy @ Riverside:
Parents across Indianapolis want the very best for their children. At Vision Academy, we believe, as much as parents do, in the rich talents and potential of every child. At Vision, we are building a school where every child will be supported and succeed. If you are looking for an elementary school that:
- is safe, clean, positive and orderly
- employs a challenging and supportive, college-preparatory academic program
- is always open to parents, committed to daily communication and eager to build partnerships with every family
- through ample family involvement opportunities
- offers an engaging array of after-school activities, enhance the school day
- is committed to results and has a proven track record of success in serving every child and partnering with every family for success.
Then Vision Academy @ Riverside is the school for you. We are certain your child will excel with us, just as other scholars have succeeded at our sister school, Avondale Meadows Academy.
The Vision Academy Program
Our lower and upper elementary us the Indiana Bench mark assessments, which is aligned to Indiana’s College and Career Readiness Standards. Scholars will engage in high level reading, writing, and discussion that gives them the skills and independent thinking needed to succeed at the secondary and collegiate level. Our middle school scholars will engage in a rigorous curriculum aligned to help prepare students for the Core 40 as well as participate in project based learning to give students the chance to use real life scenarios to solve problems.
Vision: A Critical Tool in Every Scholar’s Success
At Vision, we believe that every child, with the right balance of challenge and support, can succeed on a college track. In addition to rigorous academics, we also we also believe a critical element to our scholars’ success is an ability to establish goals and actively think through their future. At Vision, we employ an innovative Vision Curriculum through which our scholars will explore potential futures and professions, develop skills in goal setting and action planning, and build the motivation they need to succeed through high school and college.
A Convenient, West-side Location
We have secured our site at 1751 E. Riverside Drive. We expect to serve families on the west side of Indianapolis and have a particular interest in serving residents of Riverside and Haughville, communities with an especially rich history and keys to our city’s resurgence. Locating in Riverside will allow us to serve families nearby but also the diversity of west-side families for whom our school will provide a convenient, high quality educational opportunity.
A Public School with a Proven Track Record
Charter schools are independent public schools, open to all students. They are funded through public funds and governed by a Board of Directors. Charter schools generally identify an educational emphasis and design their own unique academic approach while committing to achieving specific academic standards, identified by their authorizer. A state chartering authority must approve each charter school. Vision Academy is a Mayor’s-sponsored charter school, building primarily on the successful educational program that Vision’s leaders developed at our sister school in the Meadows.