“We’ve made a big investment already,” Dahncke said.
There will be two schools there, the first an elementary school that will start as K-2 and eventually grow to K-12. The other will be a dropout recovery institution for adults 18 and older who didn’t finish high school. Christel House is working with Ivy Tech and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on the latter.
“We want them to not only get a high school degree but either access into a community college or some type of career certification,” Dahncke said.
He added that 150 elementary students will be enrolled initially, along with 125 adults. They’ll start enrollment in January, followed by hiring of staff in late spring or early summer. School will officially start the first week of August.
More information is available online at cha.christelhouse.org.