Charles A. Tindley Accelerated Schools’ Story
One hundred percent of Indianapolis’ Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School students have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities. More importantly, though, says Chancellor Marcus Robinson, they arrive on campuses having fully experienced college rigor. “At Tindley we don’t just believe in college preparation, we practice college immersion,” said Robinson. Each Tindley student must complete an array of college courses — English, history, philosophy, and calculus — before they can obtain their high school diplomas. “We articulate our entire curriculum,” says Robinson, “all of our instructional supports and our creative energies to this single outcome for all of our students.” Over 80 percent of Tindley alums have graduated college or are pursuing a bachelor’s degree.