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Middle School Advanced Coursework Options

IPS Families of 1st–8th Grade Students: 

Your middle schooler can go farther faster through IPS’ Early High School advanced coursework options. For the 2024-25 school year, ALL IPS district-managed middle schools will offer the following high school-level courses: 

  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Geometry
  • Spanish I
  • Honors Biology 

New for the 2024-25 school year: Students who qualify as high ability in either English Language Arts (ELA) or Math can apply to high-ability schools Merle Sidener Academy 59 (Grades 1-5) and or Harshman Middle School (Grades 6-8). In addition to the advanced coursework options offered at other IPS middle schools, Harshman will offer Honors English 9, Honors Algebra II, Spanish II, and Citizenship and Civics. 

All IPS students take an ability assessment in Kindergarten and in fifth grade to determine whether they qualify as high ability. Families who wish to have their child tested in a grade other than Kindergarten or 5th grade should request testing through their school’s high ability facilitator.

Beginning November 1, families can apply to IPS schools for the 2024-25 school year through Enroll Indy’s OneMatch App at www.enrollindy.org/apply.

Arlington , Broad Ripple, Longfellow, Northwest, T.C. Howe and William Penn Middle School offer:

  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Geometry
  • Spanish I
  • Honors Biology

Harshman High Ability Middle School offers:

  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Geometry
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Honors Biology
  • Honors English 9
  • Citizenship and Civics