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Thomas Carr Howe Middle School

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    What does the Rebuilding Stronger Plan mean for my student?

    Starting in the 2024-25 school year, the school will reopen as Thomas Carr Howe IB World Middle School serving grades 6-8.

    Key Component

    What does this mean for your school in the 2024–25 school year? 

    The school’s grade reconfiguration will serve…

    Grades 6-8

    The school’s enrollment zone will be…

    Zone 4

    The school’s academic program will be…

    An IB world middle school (new programming) and will serve as a direct feeder for the Center For Inquiry and Montessori programs in Zone 4

    The school will receive these athletic and/or facility improvements… 

    We are recommending a comprehensive set of upgrades to the facility to make it more vibrant and allow it to seamlessly re-welcome students to the facility. 

    Facility Upgrades

    Rebuilding Stronger is our commitment to ensuring there are excellent choices open to every single one of our students, in every school, in every neighborhood. As part of this commitment, IPS is making facility improvements at Thomas Carr Howe Middle School. 

    Highlights include:

    • Improve Space Functionality to Support Programs and address deficiencies
    • Address building deficiencies such as vehicular traffic, paved surfaces, fencing, interior lighting, plumbing, fire alarm, roof, exterior windows, elevator, interior floors, etc
    • Increase security through card access and cameras
    • Improve Middle School Athletic Offerings through
      • New turf football field
      • Mill & resurface track
      • New softball field
      • New baseball field
      • New dugouts, batting cage, fences, bullpen
      • New goalposts
      •  New storage building, concessions
      • New restrooms
      • Lighting and sound
      • New “tip & roll” bleachers
      • Grandstand improvements
      • New accessible routes
      •  Drainage improvements 
    • State-of-the-art VOIP phone system & Intercom via other funding via other funding

    Target Construction Period: Fall 2023 to Summer 2024

    Building Plan & Site Pictures

    What is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program?

    Program Features

    • Student-centered approach
    • International perspectives
    • Opportunities for action & service
    • Focus on learning how to learn
    • Learning more than one language
    • Rigorous learning objectives
    • Develops flexible thinking that prepares students to evaluate information critically and apply knowledge in complex, unfamiliar situations

    Special Education Services

    Intensive Intervention, Arches, AU (Reach and Nest) programming will be offered in the 24-25 school year.