July 2015 Summer Newsletter

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,

First session of Summer Academe was terrific and the 2nd session of Summer Academe will begin on July 13. We look forward to another successful Summer Academe Session.

The start of the coming school year is fast approaching. In case you haven’t heard, I want to share some terrific news. Last month Herron High School received a charter from the Mayor’s office to open a second school!

While this is still a long way off with a target date of opening in August 2017, it should be welcome news to the 400+ families currently on our waiting list. We heard the overwhelming demand for more high quality seats, and we believe it is our civic duty to respond to the needs of Indianapolis and offer the educational experience those students and their families are seeking. Replication gives us the opportunity to make an impact at the neighborhood level and advances our responsibility to help make Indianapolis a great place to live. The new school will replicate Herron High School’s Classical, Liberal Arts, college preparatory programming and will be located within the IPS school district. To our current families, please be assured that our replication will not impact the quality or culture of our flagship school: Herron High School.

I hope all students are wrapping up their 2015 Summer Reading assignments. Students must have completed their reading by the start of school and be prepared for the follow-up assignments. Some students have assignments due on or before the first day of school. If you have any questions about the reading assignment you may review the complete details on our website.

Finally, I wish to extend a warm welcome to our new incoming students and their families. You are about to become part of a remarkable community of scholars, and I look forward to the opportunity to get to know each of you in the years ahead.

Please watch for the early August newsletter as it will have important back to school information in it, and make note of the following dates:


Monday, Aug 3 – New Student Orientation (9th Grade and Transfers); 9:30a.m.-2:00p.m.

Thursday, Aug 6 – Parent Orientation -New parents at 5:30-6:30p.m., Returning parents at 6:30-7:30pm @ Redeemer

Monday, Aug 10  – Student Schedule Pick-up – 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. and School Picture Day

Tuesday, Aug 11 –  OPENING DAY of school; 9:00a.m. – C Day, Senior Retreat – Garfield Park

All my best,

Janet H. McNeal, Head of School

Complete newsletter here: July 2015 Summer Newsletter