About Our Charter School in Muncie, Indiana
Inspire Academy – A School of Inquiry (IASI) exists to empower a diverse body of students with an internationally competitive education by fostering students’ natural inclination toward curiosity, discovery, and adventure.
What Sets Us Apart
We’re committed to EL Education – an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on arts integration, collaborative learning and character development. Our curriculum is organized around in-depth studies called Learning Expeditions and is shaped by our Ten Design Principles.
Inspire Academy received its approval for charter from Ball State University on December 5, 2011 and received the executed charter on April 18, 2013. Inspire Academy opened its doors in August 2013 on the site of the former Garfield School as part of the new Unity Center with a founding student body of 124 students in grades K – 5.
Inspire Academy was Muncie’s first public charter school that serviced children onsite 5 days a week. The school was created in response to the local community’s need for another educational option in Muncie. Parents wanted a school where they were seen as partners of the school staff and a place where student participation and inquiry is encouraged. Inspire Academy was birthed out of the community development initiatives of Urban Light Community Church and Urban Light Community Development Corporation.