Welcome to Success Academy!

Since 2015 it has been the Mission of Success Academy South Bend to create an environment that develops a sense of belonging, respect, value, engagement and true grit in every student. Faculty and Staff strive to instill in each student the ability to succeed in establishing and maintaining an engaging innovative and entrepreneurial culture with the overarching Vision to Prepare Students for life.

Success Academy’s grade levels and classrooms are organized into small learning communities to give the students an overall immersive learning experience. These classrooms consist of a group of modular spaces placed around a central flex area. This design allows for the individual rooms to adapt to different space requirements on a class-by-class basis. This gives teachers the ability to have many smaller size classrooms or one large one for cooperative classroom projects and events.

Fully-certified STEM school

Fully-certified STEM school

Project Lead the Way programming

Project Lead the Way programming

Dual Credict Courses

Dual Credict Courses


Internships & Career Development

Different from Traditional Public and Private Schools?

Different from Traditional Public Schools

Open to All. As charter schools, Career Academy and Success Academy are open to all Indiana residents. Traditional public schools are organized in districts: the school you are entitled to attend depends on where you live.

Attracting the Committed. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools receive no funding for transportation, so just getting here takes effort, yet we attract students from throughout the county and beyond. Our culture is strong because every family is here by choice.

Small and Safe. It’s easier to build relationships and a safe environment in a school that’s small enough for students to get to know all their classmates. Many students come to us for a safe and friendly haven.

Different from Private Schools

Free. Many people do not realize that charter schools are free. Not only is there no tuition to pay but free or reduced-prices lunches (and more) are available for qualifying students on the same basis as in traditional public schools.

Secular. Faith has many benefits but we believe students benefit from a secular education for learning to thrive in a down-to-earth world. We stress character, effort and integrity as essential measures of the self, but we do not dictate on questions of faith.

Diverse. To attend a school where all or most of the students look alike and are from similar background is to miss an important part of education. It’s a diverse world. Besides, it is important for children to learn that what matters most is not where they’re from.

Different from Other Schools

Career-Oriented. Beginning in seventh grade, Career Academy students learn about the working world and what may fit for each student based on his or her abilities and personality. To be sure, high school can be fun, but what matters most is education for life.

Project-Based Learning (“PBL”). Research reveals that learning by working on projects is not only more enjoyable for most students but more effective for absorbing, understanding and utilizing complex material. We use PBL from kindergarten through graduation.