INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
An online charter school in Indiana will close next year.
Star reports that the Hoosier Academies Network board voted Tuesday to end
the experimental Hoosier Academies Virtual School program.
The school has
received a failing grade from the state’s accountability system from 2010 to
2015. Board chairman John Marske says the board believes the school won’t
pass the charter renewal process.
The state Board of
Education sanctioned the virtual school in May because of poor performance.
The board decided to freeze enrollment instead of closing for the 2017
School founders say
the school was meant to allow high-achieving students to work on a flexible
schedule. However, the school has seen high rates of student turnover,
expulsion and dropouts.
The school serves
about 1,750 students statewide.