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Merle Sidener Academy for High Ability Students

Our Mission

Sidener Academy’s mission is to serve the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of high ability students from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.  Within our learning community, we are empowered to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a positive and supportive atmosphere. .

Sidener Academy Staff

Latest News

  • IPS Transportation Opt-In Deadline
    In addition to the introduction of our new school zones, we are requiring families who desire transportation for the 24-25 school year to complete the Transportation Opt-In form provided by your student’s school. Please complete the opt-in process by July 1, 2024 (a separate form must be completed for each student). Special arrangements exist for… Read More »IPS Transportation Opt-In Deadline
  • IPS Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement
    An integral part of Rebuilding Stronger is ensuring all students have access to the internet to assist in their course work for the 24-25 school year. The new Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement will ensure students and families understand the responsibility of working with and maintaining those IPS devices. The revised agreement will be in… Read More »IPS Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement
  • IPS 24-25 School Year Enrollment
    Round 2 of the IPS enrollment window for the 24-25 school year is open through April 19 through Enroll Indy. Thanks to our Rebuilding Stronger Initiative, IPS has a variety of exciting options for students in Grades K-12. Our Middle School options and offerings include everything from music, art and foreign languages to early high… Read More »IPS 24-25 School Year Enrollment
  • Middle School Course Selection Information for Parents
    5th-7th Grade Families The time has come for your students to pick their classes for middle school next year! Students will have the opportunity to choose their classes from March 3rd-March 20th. Please review the MS Course Selection Parent Document found here prior to those dates so that students are prepared to finalize their course selections by March… Read More »Middle School Course Selection Information for Parents
  • Upcoming Dates
    February 24th – IPS Math & STEM Fair 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM @ Northwest Middle School March 3rd – 20th – 5th -7th Grade, choose next year’s classes Wednesday, March 13th – 4-8pm – Dine to Donate, Chipotle Broad Ripple March 6th – 5th – 7th Future Vikings Family Night 5:30-7:00 PM @Harshman Middle… Read More »Upcoming Dates