Oct. 5, 2017

Indianapolis Public Schools is now accepting applications to participate on three advisory councils designed to help ensure the successful launch and implementation of the New IPS High School Experience. Students, parents, alumni and members of the community are invited to apply for one of the following:

  • Student Advisory Council: Made up of students who will give input during the transition process
  • Parent Advisory Council: Represents parent and family interests during the transition process
  • Community and Legacy Preservation Advisory Council: Community members or alumni who will help ensure the rich history of all IPS high schools is adequately preserved and promoted.

“We heard the message loud and clear during our two dozen engagement sessions that our stakeholders want to be involved,” said IPS Spokeswoman Carrie Cline Black. “This is one way people can not only engage in the process, but also help shape the future of our high schools.”

Last month, the IPS Board of School Commissioners approved the new high school plan to include Arsenal Tech, Crispus Attucks, George Washington and Shortridge high schools in the 2018-19 school year. The schools will include 45 academic pathways and Choice options, and six College- and Career-Themed Academies to ensure that every student graduates ready to be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, enlisted in the armed services or employed at a livable wage.

The deadline to apply is October 23. All three councils will begin meeting by November 1.

For more information on the advisory councils, go to https://myips.org/advisorycouncils
or email transitionteam@myips.org.

If you have questions, please contact Carrie Cline Black, Media Relations Coordinator, at 317-605-3797.