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Simon Youth Academy @ Circle Centre Mall

We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community, providing alternative education for grades 11 and 12.

Welcome to Simon Youth Academy, a unique educational environment designed for students in grades 11 and 12 who seek alternative pathways. Led by Principal Robert Moses, our Academy focuses on students who are credit deficient, desire early graduation, or are exploring specific career pathways.

At our state-of-the-art facility, we blend traditional classroom instruction with online learning. Our tailored approach helps students in Indianapolis take charge of their educational journeys. Whether through dual credit opportunities, commercial photography training, or digital marketing, we strive to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for success.

Our commitment extends beyond academics, offering clubs, professional mentoring, and community service opportunities. We are determined to help students obtain their high school diplomas, becoming happy, productive, and successful individuals.

Our school is open to all 11th and 12th grade students. Ideal candidates are highly motivated students looking for flexible credit recovery options or enjoy a more autonomous learning schedule.

Please fill out our brief intake application to get started!

Students will be provided with the IPS Code of Conduct.  All rules for student conduct are outlined in that document.  In addition, students at Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre will be expected to follow the Circle Centre Mall regulations and abide by our Academy Full Value Contract, which will be developed and revised yearly by our students.

Academy students will utilize public transportation and will be provided with monthly IndyGo bus passes.  We will be happy to assist you in figuring out your route. While utilizing IndyGo facilities, students are subject to the rules and regulations of IndyGo.

  • Robert Moses, Principal
  • Mary Beardsley, English Teacher
  • Ryan Cinninger, Social Studies Teacher
  • Ronald Hansen, Photo Comm. Med Teacher
  • Mary Longster, Math Teacher
  • Brian Shults, Science Teacher
  • Lon Amstutz, School Counselor
  • Lee Ann Weilhammer, Social Worker

Ready to Learn More?

If you’re interested in exploring what the Simon Youth Academy program has to offer, please email the following individuals:

Please include the following in your message:

  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Student ID (If Known)
  • Previous/Current School
  • Message on how we can assist you