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Indianapolis School Promotes Culture of High Expectations
When The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis opened in 1998, its home was a former public school building in a crime ridden neighborhood that was full of vacant lots and abandoned houses.
The school’s founders wanted to help families in need by doing deeper than after-school tutoring and summer camp. Putting Oaks in a tough neighborhood helped fulfill that vision, and the founders wanted a tough curriculum. Soon, 53 students, almost evenly divided between black and white, were memorizing the Preamble to the Constitution, diagramming sentences, and working on Latin conjunctions. Students, prompted to be all they could be, responded with hard work.
Outside the school, change also came. The Oaks helped attract adventurous middle-class families who rescued broken-down houses and built some new ones on the vacant lots.
The curriculum incorporates a biblical worldview but does not shout it. “We are Christ Centered,” says the administrator. “Christ modeled for us how to love one another in community and in fellowship. It’s not just in chapel, but all day long. We’re trying to live out our faith and not just adopt the Christian label.”
Over the years, crime decreased, the neighborhood improved, and the school grew to 665 students – half are low income, one-fourth middle income, and one-fourth higher income. Racially, of every five students, two are African American, two are white, and one is biracial, Asian or Hispanic.
(Source: World Magazine)
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