Mt. Carmel is in the process of starting an all-boys charter high school in response to some of the problems our community faces in educating our young students.
Research shows that:
- African Americans are disproportionately suspended & expelled from Indiana schools
- Many AA males do not meet the minimum requirements for high school graduation
- Indiana ranks one of the 10 worst states in terms of AA males’ 4-year school graduation rates
Additionally, in light of the recent high school closings throughout the city, to include John Marshall in our own neighborhood, we see a need to support quality & accessible education for the students of our community.
Mt. Carmel envisions a school that will improve the educational achievement levels of African American males by providing an innovative curriculum, which prepares students for progression to post-secondary education and/or other career focused pursuits.