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Indiana Academy

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities (Indiana Academy) was created in 1988 by the Indiana State Legislature to become the state's public residential school for intellectually gifted high school juniors and seniors. It was created to attend to increasing concerns about the future of the state by offering a special educational opportunity to some of Indiana's most able minds. The school was given two charges: (1) to provide a rigorous and appropriately challenging academic experience within a residential setting for 300 juniors and seniors, and (2) to serve as a statewide center for gifted education services. This entry describes those two charges and the development of the academy.

The Indiana Academy was born at a time when several states had already created residential schools ...

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