About Us

The Step Ahead Academy teaches two years of curriculum in one calendar year providing the opportunity for our students to complete two grade levels in one school year with the exception of 8th grade. All 8th grade students have the opportunity to earn high school credits.


9501 E. 36th Pl.
Indianapolis, IN 46235



School Hours:

  • Office Opens: 6:30am
  • Breakfast: 7:00am
  • Classes Begin: 7:20am
  • Dismissal: 2:10pm
  • Office Close: 4:00pm

Families who are interested in attending our school can contact their currently assigned school’s counselor or social worker to request an application. You can also contact us at 317.226.2070 for further information.

This is not a program designed for students with major behavior issues. The program is focused on student achievement and character development for each student admitted into the Academy. We want to stress the unique opportunity this provides for each of our students. However, it is not guaranteed that all of our students will be double promoted. It will take focus, determination and a willingness to learn from both our students and parents for the program to work for you.

5TH- 8TH Grade

1 Scotch Tape

3 Composition Wide Ruled Notebooks

1 Box of Blue or Black Pens

1 Box of #2 Pencils

2 Large Erasers

1 Pack of Loose Leaf Paper (Minimum 100 pages)

5 Red Pens

3 Highlighters

1 Scientific Calculator

2 Three Ring Binders

5 Folders with Pockets

1 Ruler with Centimeters and Inches Displayed

1 Package of Post-it Notes

1 Protractor with degree markings

1 Pack of 3 X 5 White Ruled Index Cards

1 Pocket Dictionary

1 Pack of Colored Pencils

1 Pack of Dividers

2 Additional Cloth Masks

1 box of Gallon Ziplock Bags

1 box of pint sized Ziplock Bags

1 Clear Water Bottle

1 Pocket Hand Sanitizer

1 Pack of Sanitizing Wipes

*** This list is subject to change***

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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 TitleIXCoordinator@myips.org.

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.