NOW ENROLLING For 2015-2016 School Year

Indiana Life Sciences Academy is now enrolling scholars

for the 2015-2016 school year.

ILSA is a public charter school serving Kindergarten-Eighth Grade scholars on the Westside of Indianapolis. Through our partnership with Trine University and Imagine Schools, we provide an emphasis on Academic Achievement in a personalized environment which fosters positive Character Development.

Other highlights include:

  • Project Lead the Way GATEWAY Program for Middle School implemented 2014.15
  • Project Lead the Way LAUNCH Program for Elementary roll-out expected
  • 1:1 Computer Platform – iPad Minis (K-5th), Lenova Thinkpad Laptops (6th-8th)
  • On-site partnerships with AYS, Shalom Health Services, Gallahue Counseling Services

As well as:

  • Free tutoring
  • Free transportation
  • Free breakfast and lunch through the Community Eligibility Program
  • Boys/Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Cross-Country, Cheerleading, and Soccer
  • Art Club, Yearbook Club, Talent Showcases

Call or visit today to learn how YOU can become an ILSA Eagle!!


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Thank You for Donating!!

ILSA Eagles showed their strong Character during our Pennies for Patients fundraiser, collecting just over $606 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. Mrs. Spencer’s first grade scholars collected 20% of the school’s total donation, and will be rewarded with a Pizza Party.

Thank You for your Generosity, Eagles!!



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Jeans Day Friday to Benefit ILSA Family

ILSA students will be able to wear jeans with their uniform shirt on Friday, April 24 for the cost of $1. All money collected will be donated to the family of one of our students whose home was lost this week in a house fire. Any additional donations to this cause will be accepted as well.

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Purdue University to Host FREE Spring Fest

Purdue University will host a FREE Spring Fest this weekend at the West Lafayette campus. Students of all ages are invited to enjoy hands-on learning activities focusing on animals, art and architecture. It’s part education, part entertainment, and all FUN!

Activities will take place both Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19 from 10:00-4:00. Visit for more information or call toll free (888) EXT-INFO.


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Middle School Scholars Enjoy 1:1 Technology Platform

Middle School scholars returned from Spring Break to discover 1:1 technology platform ready for their use in class.

Middle School scholars returned from Spring Break to discover 1:1 technology platform ready for their use in class.

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Spring Scholars Honored with Ice Cream Party

Indiana Life Sciences Academy is proud to recognize the following scholars for attaining High Honor Roll and Honor Roll distinctions for our second marking period:

High Honor Roll – Andrea Laswell, Jocelyn Shancez, Sera Adam, Amy Deleon-Gonzalez, Kevin Perez Ramirez, Brittany Alvarez, Devin Mahone, Patrisia Mateo, Ziraily Rivas Montiel, Nyla Sims, Nelson Feliciano, Amari Jacobs, Bryan Rodriquiz, Salvador Garfias-Perez, and Aril Martin-Vest

Honor Roll – Calvin (Dre) O’Gwin, Alaya Porter, Tristan Sisk, Christian Stanford, Giahna Thurman, Prestone Bimba, Myr’han Burnett, Jason Chacon, Selina Chimal, Sean Royster, Jamauri Taylor, Celso Hernandez, Sanaa nance, KaDence Bland, yuritzo Bolanos, Joshua Camero, Leah Martinez-Palafox, Kayla Moncrief, Ahmarie Murphy, Crystal Valezquez, Cory Enriquez, Zayra Flores, Kesiah Gogins, Jaden Mahone, Arturo Palmero, Ne’Veah Scott, Alan Bucio-Cordoba, Christi Connor, Sarah Dalton, Victoria Hinkle, Amor’Nayae Long, Shanaya Royster, Shirley Ayala-Urbina, Shanece Brown, James Patton, Brittany Vargas, Ryan Williams, Abigail Medina, Karma Roland, Jorge Adan, Anthony Hernandez, Precious Ratcliffe, Jah’Haji Thomas, Edward Williams, Noelia Santillano, Darien Simons, Emonie Williams, Dylan Chacon, Aaliyah Smith, Cyle Irvin, Antony Barnett, Albert Diego-Resendiz, Francisco Garcia-Gonzalez, Jayla Mendez, Gabriela Cruz, Jahir Mancia Guajaca, Donyae Ballard, Emily Enriquez, Trinity Fisher, Wendy Guerra, Elijah Richardson, Daniel Cardenas-Cisneros, Charles Cox, DeWayne Cox, Mi’Angel Davis, Sontyona Davis, Angel Garcia, Marvin Giles, Jesica Gomez, Avion Holt, Eboni Majors, and Daniela Perez Ramirez.


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ILSA MS Students Place 1-2-3 in City Math Contest

Middle School scholars at Indiana Life Sciences Academy placed 1-2-3 in this week’s Indy City Math Contest, sponsored by

Emmanuel Williams, Ariana Barnett, and Raeshon Randolph took First, Second, and Third Place honors in the online math competition, which tested student proficiency on up to 1,000 problems and equations. The students were proficient on 95%, 94% and 93% of the material, respectively.

Two ILSA classrooms also scored high marks. Mrs. Blade’s 7th grade homeroom took second place overall and Mrs. Rivers’ 8th grade homeroom took third place overall, besting 23 other classrooms which entered the contest.

The Indy City Math Contest was integrated into Project Lead the Way classes this week, led by PLTW Director Mr. Marc Emenhiser. Utilizing math strategies, logic and reasoning in the contest’s gaming format, scholars applied math content and knowledge along with computer skills to secure their successful completion of the competition. The students will participate in the National Math Contest next week.

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Science/Technology/Math Night is March 26

ILSA will host a Science/Technology/Math Showcase on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please plan to join us – and bring a friend – as we demonstrate lessons offered through our Project Lead the Way program, highlight student projects which incorporate science with our reading curriculum, and interact with interesting math activities. 

Current and potential students will have the opportunity to try activities first-hand, while families will have the chance to ask questions of teachers and school administrators as well as complete enrollment information. 


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Thank You for Donating to Pennies for Patients

ILSA and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation thank you for donating to the Pennies for Patients fundraiser held during the month of February! This important community service project not only helps others, it also helps our scholars learn the importance of being involved in service learning.

Totals raised will be announced once all monies have been counted.


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ISTEP Now Underway

Scholars in grades 3-8 are participating in the ISTEP assessment Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 13. During this important testing window it is imperative that scholars arrive on time to school, well rested and ready to show what they know! Friendly reminder: scholars can enter our building each school day at 8:30 AM, which is when we begin serving breakfast. Any student arriving tardy to school after that day’s testing has started will not be allowed to go to their classroom. Thank you for helping ensure your child arrives on time to school.

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