Not all students can reach their potential in a traditional learning environment. For those who need an alternative, the Elkhart Academy program, housed at the Tipton Street Center, offers a unique route to success.
Students attending Elkhart Academy need to be 16 or older and need to be recommended by an administrator in their home school. They remain enrolled in their high school, either Central or Memorial, but receive instruction in a comprehensive range of curricular courses at Tipton Street Center. Most students attend half-day sessions and can take advantage of accelerated learning, allowing them to complete courses and begin new ones in the middle of the semester.
Middle school students who are recommended for expulsion or who are involved in a pattern of behavior that would likely result in expulsion may attend the Elkhart Academy program. Students attend a full day of individualized instruction, including both direct instruction with teachers and computer-based instruction. The curriculum focuses on English, mathematics, science, and social studies, with limited opportunities in art and physical education. The program also emphasizes the development of appropriate behavior and social skills.
For information about the Elkhart Academy at Tipton Street, call 574-295-4903.
Elkhart Community Schools also offers a variety of programs for students who may be better served by a non-traditional classroom setting: