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Carpe Diem Schools - Meridian Campus

Charter | 6-12 | 192 students

Carpe Diem is know for it's blended learning model and individualized education.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $155,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This school has been an excellent fit for my three children. The learning is customized for each child as it the rate of progression. If your child is gifted he/she can move at a quick rate through the material. If your child needs more time on a subject or a particular lesson, that is okay too. The work is challenging but the teachers are amazingly supportive and help each child strive for excellence. If you are looking for a place for your college bound student to excel and get prepared for college, this is the school. It is small, personal, and draws students from all over the Indianapolis area. We live in Hamilton County but work downtown so it is easy to drop the kids off on our way to work and pick them up on our way home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Carpe Diem is a excellent school if you are looking for a warm, friendly environment, this school is for you.great teachers, small classes, individualize settings so their scholars can learn at at pace they are comfortable at, some virtual classes are included,and they strive for excellence,incorporating learning that is preparing our children for collage and the corporate world. I have a 7th grader taking 9th courses, and a 9th grader taking 10th grade courses.This is the best school they have been to,the work rigorous at times but it's good training for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Carpe Diem has been a great experience for both my 15 year old son and my 12 year old daughter. My son's attitude toward learning and school has gone from negative and pessimistic to positive and enthusiastic. The small size, opportunity to build relationships with teachers that last more than a year, and opportunities for community service have been great for my kids. While the school offers limited opportunities for extra-curricular activities, I feel my kids are getting a great education. The digital format is particularly good for my son who struggles with ADHD. We used to have so many struggles with getting homework done and turned in once it was done. Those days are gone and the quality of life at home has improved and become less stressful. Carpe Diem teaches kids to take responsibility for their work product and gives them opportunities to excel in subject in which they are strong while providing support in areas they need extra help. I'd highly recommend Carpe Diem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

Carpe Diem, This school has excellent leadership and curricula. The children are guided so that the children do not fail. The classes are small so the children receive lots Individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

This is the best school my child has ever attended. The quality of the teachers is simply outstanding and the curriculum is challenging and rigorous. This school is the best kept secret in Indianapolis.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 62% 12%
White 24% 72%
Multiracial 9% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian 1% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A46%
Special education 21%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Purdue University
Indiana University
Ball State University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Jefferson Award (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
  • IT support
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Visual arts
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
Music
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Mark Forner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • http://carpediemmeridian.com/
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 921-7299

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Business
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Engineering
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Teach For America
  • School Choice Indiana
  • Stand for Children
  • Ivy Tech
  • Indiana Public Charter Schools Association
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and Gold
School mascot
  • Cougar
More from this school
  • This school is a tailored education to the specific needs of your students. They are tested at the beginning of the year and placed at the exact level. They move at a pace that is set by their ability.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Purdue University
Indiana University
Ball State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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2240 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Phone: (317) 921-7497

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