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Riverside High School set to open in former naval armory in 2017

Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 04, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- A former naval armory is transforming into a new charter school in Indianapolis next fall.

The new Riverside High School will overlook the White River and welcome 200 ninth graders to the tuition-free school. Enrollment numbers will increase each year with 600 being the maximum.

The old armory must undergo a million-dollar renovation before it can welcome students.

"To me this incredibly exciting opportunity. We are repurposing a very historic, amazing building in Indianapolis. I can picture students their freshman year of college telling their roommate, ‘you will not believe where I went to high school,” said Katie Dorsey, head of the school.

One of the building’s hidden jewels is the submarine training area that is still intact.

Children can be enrolled online or in person at either Herron High School or Flanner House Neighborhood Center.