Get to Know Our School

We provide motivated 11th and 12th grade students with the opportunity to participate in an accelerated high school program that combines face-to-face learning and online learning. Students will have the opportunity to work at their own pace, allowing them to make up credits they may not have received in previous high school settings. We are here to work with you to design an academic program that meets your needs and prepares you for life beyond high school.

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

Our News & Announcements

The OG #BlackLivesMatter

"You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way... to get in the way". ~ John Lewis

Your earthly work is complete Congressman. Rest and enjoy.

photos by 2018 Simon Youth Academy Graduate Chai Baker


Congratulations to @SimonYouthAcad students Monitez, Christopher, and 2019 SYA Alum Kaleah for being accepted into the @OneAmerica Pathway Program. This year they’re going virtual, but the experience will be equally rewarding. They report to work 6/15.


We worried our virtual grads would not feel as proud of their accomplishment as in person. We were wrong. We asked JennXx for a snapshot to share with her 2-year scholarship announcement, instead they made a family portrait filled with pride.
#classof2020 #SYFmeansGraduation

Congratulations Adreece for being award a four year renewable $15K scholarship from @simon_youth ! We are proud of you!

Next stop @alabamastateu !

#SYFmeansgraduation #SYFmeansscholarships

Two days until graduation!
Here are our Friday unmasked
@SimonYouthAcad graduates:

Jair - Ivy Tech Automotive
Gabby - Ivy Tech Visual Comm
Eriksson - Ivy Tech Auto Technology


#syfmeansgraduation #classof2020strong

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49 West Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Located on 4th Floor)



School Hours:

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Title IX Reporting

Complaints or reports alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or gender discrimination, including sexual orientation or gender identity, involving an IPS student,  employee, or person affiliated with IPS should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator at

Complaints or reports may be made anonymously but no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.

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