School Sends Bold Message to Students
INDIANAPOLIS — A school in Indianapolis isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer.
Charles Tindley Accelerated School expects to get every student to college.
They say so just inside the doors.
On the wall, you see it: the words “College or Die” written in big capital letters.
The words may seem a little harsh for some, but school administrators say it’s all about motivation.
Most of the kids who study there live at or below the poverty line, so the school’s chancellor calls higher education the difference between opportunity and oppression.
“Every kid who walks through the door, we make a promise: we’re going to find a way to get you to a selective college or university,” explained Marcus Robinson, the chancellor.
The school also has a wall covered with college acceptance letters from the Class of 2012.
Soon, it will be covered in letters for the Class of 2013.