Indiana’s first full-time online charter school will shut down at the end of the school year—a rare occurrence for an online charter even with continually failing grades.
The charter school’s own board voted late last month not to re-up Hoosier Academies Virtual’s contract, because it didn’t believe the school could make a successful case for renewal.
The fate of the school, which currently enrolls around 1,750 students, had been in limbo for a couple of years as state officials continued to defer taking action on closing the school, despite assigning it a failing grade for six consecutive years. That track record led the state board of education to ban the school from enrolling more students last May.
A version of this article appeared in the October 11, 2017 edition of Education Week as First Online Charter School in Indiana to Close After Years of Failing Grades