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After several years in state takeover status, Thomas Carr Howe Community High School was returned to its home district.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Indiana State Board of Education voted 6-2 to give the school back to Indianapolis Public Schools.

Next Steps

Howe will be closed to students for the 2020-21 school year while the district, through its newly formed Howe Reuse Committee, reimagines the future of the school site. The committee will use the next year to strategically plan the best use for Howe, ensuring that feedback from a variety of stakeholders is included.

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To ensure students receive an exceptional education, the IPS Board of School Commissioners recently voted to give current Howe students guaranteed enrollment in:

  • IPS’ four college-and-career Choice high schools (Arsenal Tech, George Washington, Shortridge and Crispus Attucks).
  • Rising Howe 9th graders can also enroll into Thrival Indy Academy, the district’s study abroad Innovation high school.
  • Two IPS Choice middle schools (Harshman Middle and Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School 28) or in the IPS middle school based on their home address.

IPS is in the process of forming the Howe Reuse Committee to reimagine the future of Howe and to strategically plan the best use for the facility. Current Howe students will receive a preference to attend another IPS middle or high school of their choice for the 2020-21 school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, when school resumes for the 2020-21 school year, there will not be students at the Thomas Carr Howe site.  

No, cuando la escuela se reanude para el año escolar 2020-21, no habrá estudiantes en el sitio de Thomas Carr Howe.

You will need to choose a new IPS schools for your student if they are currently in Grades 7–11.   

To ensure students receive an exceptional education, the IPS Board of School Commissioners voted in January to give current Howe students guaranteed enrollment in:  

  • Any of IPS’ four college-and-career Choice high schools (Arsenal Technical, George Washington, Shortridge or Crispus Attucks). Students may attend any of these schools regardless of address if they live within the IPS boundary.  
  • Rising Howe 9th graders can also enroll into Thrival Indy Academy, the district’s study abroad Innovation high school.  
  • Students in Grade 7 can enroll in an IPS Choice middle school (Harshman Middle School or Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School 28) or in the IPS middle school based on their home address. Enrollment in Harshman, Longfellow or a student’s IPS boundary middle school is guaranteed. 
  • Students can also explore any area charter school by visiting the Enroll Indy website.

Tendrá que elegir una nueva escuela de IPS para su estudiante si actualmente está en los grados 7–11.

Para garantizar que los estudiantes reciban una educación excepcional, la Junta de Comisionados Escolares de IPS votó en enero para darles a los estudiantes actuales de Howe la inscripción garantizada:  

  • Cualquiera de las cuatro preparatorias de Eleccion de Carrera y Universidad de IPS (Arsenal Technical, George Washington, Shortridge o Crispus Attucks). Los estudiantes pueden asistir a cualquiera de estas escuelas independientemente de la dirección si viven dentro del límite de IPS.  
  • Los futuros alumnos de 9º grado también pueden inscribirse en la Academia Thrival Indy, la escuela preparatoria de Innovación de estudio en el extranjero del distrito.
  • Los estudiantes de 7º  grado pueden matricularse en una escuela secundaria de Eleccion de IPS (escuela secundaria Harshman o escuela secundaria Henry W. Longfellow Medica/STEM 28) o en la escuela secundaria de IPS según su domicilio. Se garantiza la inscripción en Harshman, Longfellow o en la escuela secundaria de IPS de un estudiante.
  • Los estudiantes también pueden explorar cualquier escuela charter del área visitando el sitio web de Enroll Indy.  

The district has formed the Howe Reuse Committee, which will work throughout the course of the 2020–21 school year to determine the best possible future use of the site. That process is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 closures, but we hope to resume conversations this summer.

El distrito ha formado el Comité de Reutilización de Howe, que trabajará durante el transcurso del año escolar 2020–21 para determinar el mejor uso futuro posible del sitio. Ese proceso está actualmente en espera debido a los cierres de COVID-19, pero esperamos reanudar las conversaciones este verano.

IPS will offer special interviewing opportunities for staff as well as allow teachers to be in our hiring bank so that all IPS schools are aware of the talented educators seeking positions. 

IPS ofrecerá oportunidades especiales de entrevista para el personal y permitirá que los maestros estén en nuestro banco de contratación para que todas las escuelas de IPS estén al tanto de los educadores talentosos que buscan puestos. 

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