New school to anchor Central State project

Kathleen McLaughlin, Indianapolis Business Journal
As master developer of the former Central State Hospital campus, Mike Higbee always envisioned a grocery store holding down the corner of West Washington Street and Tibbs Avenue. Instead, the first new non-residential building at Central State will be a charter school.

Christel House Academy West broke ground in August at the former Central State campus.


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A year later, Arlington High School is safer, better much smaller

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In this case, senior Rahshanda Talbert’s anxiety and tears turned to triumph in a matter of minutes.

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