MCHS Sophomore Accepted to Prestigious Alternative School


MCHS student Gavin Williams was recently accepted in the Indiana Academy in Muncie, IN.

Isa James, Staff Reporter

Madison Consolidated High School sophomore Gavin Williams was accepted to the esteemed Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in Muncie, Indiana. The private high school offers students the opportunity to excel academically in their junior and senior years of high school and better prepare them for college. The Indiana Academy website can be quoted claiming it is “a state-wide center for gifted education so that pupils all across the state can have access to the programs and resources appropriate to their abilities…” 

William said that not only is he excited about the academics, but he is also looking forward to living on the ball state campus and meeting new people.  

In terms of academics, Gavin will be taking various classes such as chemistry, physics, and calculus, which will aid his future as an engineer. His classes will be a mix of general high school academy classes and Ball State classes on the university campus where he will receive college credit in conjunction.

MCHS sophomore Gavin Williams

According to Williams, he decided to attend the academy and pursue engineering because he has a deep interest in technology.

“I want to take these particular classes to help the advancement in technology, pave the way to a new future, and inspire others to do the same,” said Williams.

According to the Indiana Academy website, Williams will receive elite teaching from some of the top teachers in the state. Teachers must have a minimum of a master’s degree with classes that are “…challenging, innovative, and customized…”

To maintain the rigorous academic standards of the Indiana Academy, students may even have to retake classes they previously took during their traditional high school years. 

Indiana Academy offers extensive future opportunities for their students; though many focus on the scientific side, this academy provides admission into a broad range of fields. A prominent alumnus of this school is Stephen Taller. He graduated in 2009, and he has gone on to the University of Michigan where he earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences in January 2020.