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Carpe Diem Innovative School – Shadeland is a free, public charter school educating students in grades 6 – 12 in a small and safe campus. We utilize a highly effective blended learning model combining a rigorous curriculum with classroom instruction led by highly effective teachers and individualized support from personal coaches. We educate with knowledge, equip with character and empower students for college, career and life.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year, Shadeland families!

Unfortunately, we have some disappointing news to share with you. Because we are under-enrolled at this location, and our summer enrollment efforts have not given us the enrollment needed, we will not be able to continue to meet at this campus after the week of August 8th-12th.

Our other two Carpe Diem campuses in Indianapolis will remain open, however, and we will provide free transportation from our Shadeland campus to our Meridian campus beginning Monday, August 15th.

Mr. Brown will be on hand this week to help you through this transition. He will also be serving as Assistant Principal at Meridian with your students.

We know the timing of this, which was beyond our control, makes things complicated for you and your family, and we want you to know that we are committed to working with you through this process and making it as easy as possible.

We will have a parent information meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, at the Shadeland campus to help answer any questions you might have.

Please know that we will be taking care of everything to ensure your student is safely transported to and from our Shadeland campus. We will also be providing options for those parents who do not wish to continue at Shadeland.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Smart School.

Learning is a life-long endeavor and we believe students shouldn’t be constrained by the typical classroom or traditional learning models teaching just to average students. Students learn at their own pace and master material prior to moving on to the next level.

Smart Kids.

Students are met at their instructional level to build competency and confidence through hard work and encouragement. Each student receives an Individual Learning Plan to accelerate learning to maximize his or her full potential and meet career/educational goals.

Smart Choice.

Our school provides the necessary flexibility to foster growth and ensure success of every student. Business Week and U.S. News & World Report rated our schools among the best high school programs in the nation. Historically, Carpe Diem students average completion of two years of curriculum in just one school year.



We educate our students with knowledge



We empower our students with character



We equip our students for college, career and life.