Two Indy charter schools set to close

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  Two Indianapolis charter schools have announced plans to close at the end of the school year.

ADI Schools Incorporated announced plans to give up charters awarded to Andrew Academy and Padua Academy charter schools in 2010. Both schools were sponsored Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.

The announcement comes one day after Flanner House Elementary, another charter school sponsored by Ballard, announced it was closing next month after an investigation uncovered widespread cheating on its students’ state standardized tests.

State figures showed students at both Andrew and Padua Academy fell far below statewide average for ISTEP+ pass rates in public schools. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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