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

In our crazy remote learning world
we need to teach and learn every day - even if the internet is down. So, we’re going old school by reading and writing about the great Gordon Parks’ “A Choice of Weapons.”

Class of 2021 - No excuses.


Careful the orange is contagious in Mr. C’s Social Studies Teams. Spirit week @IPSSchools and @SimonYouthAcad .


We’ve got more spirit yes we do, we’ve got student spirit how ‘bout you!

The class of ’21 and ’22 @SimonYouthAcad are rocking’ the orange for @IPSSchools spirit week.



We got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how ‘bout you!

It’s spirit week at @IPSSchools and for Wednesday @SimonYouthAcad is gettin’ its orange on!


It’s Principal appreciation day @IPSSchools.

Today we celebrate our Principal Robert Moses and all he does for our staff and students @SimonYouthAcad.

Mr. Moses is our “firewall” during these challenging days. #IPSPrincipalsRock

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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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If you’re ready to explore what Simon Youth Academy has to offer, please fill out the form below. Someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly!

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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