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Our mission is to provide excellent educational options for students from underserved communities that will result in closing the achievement gap. Our programs will provide students with a rigorous experience that will prepare them to excel in college and the world of business.
The Mind Program’s vision is to create a world class high school that will serve students from Indianapolis’ far eastside community. The school will consistently rank as one of the top high schools in the state and will be recognized by the community for its ability to produce graduates who excel academically, are prepared for post secondary education or the workforce and are committed to their community. Our school and graduates will be one of the integral factors that helps to renew the far eastside.
The main components of the personalized learning model include the student support team that is made up of: the teacher advisor, a university advisor, family member(s), internship mentor, and other community resources as necessary. All teachers serve as advisors to ensure every student has a personal connection with an adult.
Milestones are a combination of: a research project, community service, job shadows and academic requirements that students must present before a panel. The panel reviews all components of the Milestone, asks follow up questions and assesses it following the guidelines outlined in each rubric. The Milestones increase in rigor as students move through them with Milestone #6 requiring students to write a 15 page autobiography.
Each student is provided with a mentor from the business community to help launch their own business. The program sets up numerous business visits each year, hosts guest speakers, is funded by business investors, holds class at area businesses and hosts an annual trade show to showcase student businesses. Students are allowed to keep money earned from their businesses.
BEST PLACE TO WORK
We recognize the level of commitment that is required of effective educators. For urban educators that level is intensified. We also recognize that keeping a consistent staff is integral to maintaining a strong school culture. We plan to offer benefits that will ensure we are seen as a best place to work in the education sector of Indianapolis.