Who We Are
As a credit recovery program, we are devoted to providing a 7th through 12th grade alternative education for youth across the state of Indiana.
Founded in 2014 and originally known as the CAR Program, Bridge has helped over 250 students earn their high school diplomas. Our purpose is to maximize the potential of all students by establishing a learning environment that supports resiliency, flexibility, self-advocacy, and a passion for life-long learning. At the heart of our purpose is our calling to assist in the academic, social, and emotional growth of students who have experienced hardships, overcome adversity, or made mistakes that have impeded their success in a traditional school setting.
As a public high school there is no cost for a student to participate in our program.
"During my time in this program I have been supported by a wonderful teacher. The program offers diverse course options and goes at your own pace. The quizzes and tests also give you a chance to retake it if you didn’t get a very good grade, which is helpful because rather than having you take it and move on like traditional schooling, it focuses on whether you did a good job and learned from the lesson."
DREW - Bridge Student
Bridge is overseen by licensed, highly qualified teachers who monitor student progress on a daily basis. Our staff believes that through building relationships with students, providing encouragement, instruction, and accountability, all students can and will learn. Students have the ability to communicate with school staff throughout the day, evening, and weekend hours, in order to receive the academic and emotional support needed to provide them with every opportunity to be successful. Teachers offer instruction and support through a variety of modalities such as emails, texts, video calls, and face-to-face.
Are behind on credits for graduation
Have been suspended or expelled
Had academic or behavioral challenges in the traditional school setting
Would benefit from nontraditional classroom instruction
Have mental or emotional health concerns
Have physical health concerns
Are parents or expectant parents
Have legal or probation trouble
Curriculum and Diplomas
Through Bridge, students have the opportunity to pursue an Academic Honors, Technical Honors, Core 40, or General Diploma. Students are provided with a standard public school curriculum based on the Indiana State Standards through the online program Edmentum, an industry leader in secondary instructional solutions. Online courses make it possible to accommodate various learning styles and needs. We aspire for all students to achieve post-secondary readiness, employability skills, and receive the necessary credits to graduate, thus enabling them with the opportunity to be successful in a family, career, and community.
"My daughter's graduation day will always be a very special day to me. Having a child who has been through the things she has made her meeting that milestone all the more special. I can say without an ounce of doubt that had my daughter returned to our local high school she would not have had the support she had from Bridge. All of my interactions with staff were nothing but positive in a very difficult time in our lives. I will never be able to thank the Bridge staff enough for their hard work, dedication, patience, and support shown to my daughter."
KATRINA - Mother of Bridge Student