IMSA North is managed by Charter Mangement Organization( CMO), Concept Schools, Inc.
Concept Schools is a Chicago based, not-for-profit charter management and consulting organization.
Concept Schools, Inc. first initiated Horizon Science Academies in Cleveland and Columbus Ohio, in 1999.
In less than ten years, Concept Schools, Inc. has grown to manage a total of 19 charter schools in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. All of the schools are located in urban areas and serve a total of 5,500 underprivileged students in Cleveland,Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Toledo in Ohio, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Hazel Park in Michigan. Concept is also expanding to Missouri in 2010.
The school model that was developed by Concept Schools was initially only for grades 6-12. However, due to the need to close the achievement gap in the early years of schooling, Concept expanded its model to K-12 and began opening elementary schools in 2006.
First Concept School in Indiana,Indiana Math and Science Academy West, authorized by Ball State University, began operation with grades six through
eight in 2007.
In its third year, IMSA added K-5 and expanded to 491 students.( more than double the enrollment) IMSA rated “Exemplary” based on performance and improvement in based on Indiana’s category placement 2008-2009 school year.
Indiana Math and Science Academy North is aouthorized by Charter Schools Office of Mayor of Indianapolis in February 2010. IMSA North is enrolling students in grades K-7 for 2010-2011 Academic Year.
IMSA North is located at JA building on 7435 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis IN 46240.