Future remains uncertain at Beacon Academy

Beacon Academy to close doors in December
Beacon Academy to close doors in December

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The school year is underway at Beacon Academy, but the school’s future remains uncertain.

Twenty-five students have enrolled this year at the academy, but more could be added in the coming days. Beacon Academy Principal Deb Lukens said they have already received five calls about new enrollment.

Low enrollment has caused concerns about whether or not the academy will remain open. Lukens said they are working to bring enrollment up, but their biggest hurdle is the misconception people have about the school.

“We have such an innovative model of what we do, that it’s very hard for people to wrap their minds around on the first go-around,” said Lukens.

The number of students enrolled in September will determine funding for the next six months.

Lukens said an additional count in February could determine the school’s future.

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