Enrollment at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy

Dear Parents,

  • Welcome to the A-rated James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy where the Falcons soar! At JRP, our scholars utilize hands-on learning with dedicated teachers in small class sizes. We offer sports and competitive athletics, career training, credit recovery; and we provide a well-rounded learning experience for each of our scholars. We aim to create a welcoming environment for our scholars, parents, and families. 

    At JRP, we believe our parents are our most important partners in achieving scholar growth and success. We actively work to partner with you to ensure your scholar receives an exceptional education. Together, we can help our scholars learn, grow, thrive, and fulfill their tremendous innate potential!

    Here are a few more ways we work to partner with our families:


    • Getting your scholar to and through college with college and career readiness and scholarship support.
    • Integrating technology into our daily curriculum and providing iPads/ Chromebooks to every scholar.
    • High-quality athletics programming and extracurricular activities.
    • PLA University: Choose your path! Any PLA family member qualifies for free job training and placement at PLA University. Start a new career in Health & Life Sciences, Information Technology, Advance Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, or Supply Chain & Logistics. Apply today at PLAUniversity.org.
    • Sean Cowdrey Health and Wellness Complex: Get access to quality childcare, health and wellness, youth sports, STEAM programming, and more.
    • PLA Arts and Cultural Center: Our campus is home to the only arts & cultural center on Indy’s Far Eastside. At the center, our scholars and community members can experience a true art infusion as producers, editors, and owners of their own artistic works. 
    • Summer Advantage: A nationally recognized summer learning program that is offered to our 6th, 7th and 8th grade scholars at no cost. Summer Advantage, not to be confused with summer school, offers rigorous, research-based academic instruction and a wide variety of hands-on enrichment classes to improve student achievement and continue to transform learning throughout the summer. Participants receive two healthy meals a day, daily recreation, and an exciting environment where they can flourish academically and build confidence as leaders.    
      • In addition, scholars participate in field trips, college campus visits, college prep, and scholar-led community service projects. Through innovative learning experiences, scholars gain confidence that supports their success when they return to school in the fall. This program is free for PLA schools and scholars across the country. Learn more at SummerAdvantage.org.

Enrollment Checklist

  • Before beginning your online enrollment application, please make sure you have all required enrollment documents. This ensures our enrollment team has everything they need to get you and your scholar started on the path to success at James & Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy! We look forward to partnering with you.


    Ready to enroll? Click here to get started.


  • Stakeholder Statement 
    All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact the school office for more details.

    Outreach for Summer Meals
    USDA Meal Finder Link - Summer Food Service Program | Food and Nutrition Service (usda.gov)

    Non-Discrimination Statement
    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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