• Making Magic in The Meadows
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  • July 22nd, 2017
  • Director’s Letter

    Located in one of Indianapolis’ most underserved communities, the Avondale Meadows Academy (AMA) is a tuition-free, K-5 public charter school, in our eighth year in operation. We are a diverse collection of families, educators and volunteers, who commit each year to equipping our 470+ students with the strongest possible preparation for success in Indianapolis’ most demanding, college-preparatory middle and high schools.

    AMA employs a rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned to state standards as well as the Core Knowledge scope and sequence of learning topics. Our teachers use a wide breath of effective instructional strategies, innovative tools and technology and a variety of services to challenge and support students to meet ambitious academic goals. We also find creative, engaging ways to involve parents in our work helping students build not only their academic skills but also habits of curiosity, kindness, focus and persistence essential to college and life success.

    Over the last eight years, AMA has built an increasingly strong track record of success. In 2012, 80% of our students scored proficient in reading and math on the ISTEP. In 2011, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett, recognized the Avondale Meadows Academy along with eight other schools for the exceptional growth our students made on the state’s high stakes assessment. In 2013, AMA was rated an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education. We are very proud of our school’s accomplishments; yet, we are equally eager to help our students learn even more and score even higher on every measure of student growth and achievement.

    In 2013, we received a renewed charter from Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation. Through the tireless work of our team in partnership with the love and commitment of our families, we believe that we can continue to make an even greater difference in the lives of children in our city. We are happy to have the opportunity to continue to do this important work and help ensure every child in our school is safe, challenged and college-bound.

    School Director, Kelly Herron

    Avondale Meadows, 2017. All rights reserved.